2 lions notch top 10 finish at the Bud Smitely Invitational

2 lions notch top 10 finish at the Bud Smitely Invitational

It was another great showing for the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany lions at the Bud Smitely invitational. The lions had two runners finishish in the top ten of a very competitive event. For the men it was super freshman Mekael Kassu. Kassu finished in sixth place, with a time of 18:16.5. He was the second fastest freshman at the the event behind only Jeffrey Campagna of LVC who won the event. Kassu kept an incredible 6 minute pace in the 5k race.

The women were also paced by a freshman phenom. Sephora Senestant ran her way to a tenth place finish, with an impressive time of 23:23.9. Senestant kept a pace of 7:32 just a minute off the lead.

PSU Harrisburg Mens Times                                               

Makael Kassu 18:16.5

Kevin Afoakwah 19:46.9

Carter Newman 19:49.8

Hayden Cramp 21:21.3

Jalil Clayton 22:28.4

Omar Elnajjar 22:35.2

Jared Alpaugh 23:25.5

Daniel Parker 24:27.4

PSU Harrisburg Womens Times

Sephora Sensestant 23:23.9

Kim Cummingham 25:56.5

Laura Hernandez 27:16.3

Kelsey Horn 28:17.6

Jennifer Ross 28:32.7

Rae Rae Taylor 30:03.2

Zheui Wang 33:59.2

Allea Mcfarlane 39:37.1