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Point Park takes 2nd place at Pitt-Greensburg Invite, Pioneers put three in top 10

Oct. 2, 2010

GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Point Park University placed second of 10 teams in the women's 6K race at the Pitt-Greensburg Invitational Saturday. The Pioneers earned their best team placement this year on the strength of having three runners in the top eight finishers.

Team Results , Individual Results

Pictured: Point Park's Carina Jollie (right) and Leah Bubeck (left) compete in a meet last year. 

Sarah Austin, a junior from Sweet Valley, Pa., paced a trio of high finishers for the Pioneers as her time of 26:28 put her in sixth place. Not far behind was sophomore Justine Michael in seventh place at 26:36 followed by junior Lindsay Dill in eighth place at 26:37.

Point Park senior captain Carina Jollie, from Pittsburgh, finished the 6K in 28:14 for 16th place. Freshman Keri Rouse was the Pioneers' fifth runner to cross the finish line in 27th place with a time of 29:26.

Point Park had a team point total of 58, which was just six points behind the team champion Chatham. Third-place Pitt-Johnstown had 79 points.

Point Park continued its recent success at the Pitt-Greensburg event. In the 2008 race, Point Park placed third as a team.

Other competitors for the Pioneers were Leah Bubeck (29:49), Becca Lessner (33:42), Leticia Henry (34:50) and Carleigh Dettorre (37:01).

The Pioneers visit the Carnegie Mellon Invitational next week for their third event in as many weeks.