LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tori Perrys top-50 performance helped Penn State to a 14th-place finish as a womens team at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon.
The Nittany Lions, the champions of the Mid-Atlantic region, collected 387 points in scoring among 31 teams.
Perry covered the 6-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 21.4 seconds, good for 47th overall and 33rd among runners in team scoring. She was followed by Rebecca Simko (71st, 20:35.3), Brooklyne Ridder (80th, 20:38.9), Natalie Bower (156th, 21:09.7), Katie Rodden (159th, 21:10.6), Leigha Anderson (180th, 21:21.8) and Emily Giannotti (188th, 21:26.7).
With two of the top three runners in team scoring and five in the top 50, Oregon easily won the title with 114 points, while Providence was second with 183. Iowa States Betsy Saina won the race in 19:27.9.
On the mens side, Sam Masters finished 231st as an individual and the lone Nittany Lion to run, covering 10 kilometers in 32:25.9.
Oklahoma State had five runners among the top 40 in team scoring to breeze to the title with 72 points, well ahead of runner-up Wisconsins 135. Texas Techs Kennedy Kithuka won the race with a time of 28:31.3.
PSU stops Purdue in 4
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Ariel Scott pounded down 18 kills as Big Ten Champion Penn State dropped Purdue 25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21 Saturday night.
Deja McClendon added 13 kills, nine digs and a pair of aces, while Micha Hancock gave out 38 assists. Megan Courtney and Dominique Gonzalez each added eight digs, and Gonzalez also had two aces. Katie Slay notched three blocks.
The Nittany Lions (27-2, 17-1) hit .317 and held a 6.5-6 edge in blocks and a 7-3 margin in aces. Purdue hit .157.
Penn State closes the regular season this week, hosting Ohio State on Wednesday and Michigan State on Saturday.
Womens ice hockey
Penn State earns first CHA win
WENTZVILLE, Mo. Penn State dropped Lindenwood 3-2 Saturday afternoon for its first College Hockey America victory.
Freshman forward Emily Laurenzi struck for the game-winning goal to complete a comeback at Lindenwood Ice Arena.
State Colleges Jill Holdcroft and Taylor Gross each notched their fourth goals of the season for the Nittany Lions (5-8-1, 1-6-1 CHA). Shannon Yoxheimer had two assists to aid the Nittany Lion attack.
I am tremendously proud of the effort and resilience our student-athletes showed today, coach Josh Brandwene said. It was a total team effort at both ends of the ice.
Penn State also got assists from Jordin Pardoski, Paige Jahnke and Hannah Hoenshell, while Nicole Paniccia made 28 saves.
Chelsea Witwicke and Alyssa West scored for Lindenwood (1-11, 1-3), which was outshot by the Nittany Lions 33-30.
Penn State falls to Virginia, Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Penn State lost to Indiana 178.50-174.50 and Virginia 198-155 to complete a two-day meet Saturday.
Sean Grier scored two wins, taking the 100-yard backstroke and 100 butterfly, while Shane Ryan took the 50 freestyle to go with two relay wins. Ryan joined Grier, Nate Savoy and James Wilson to take the 200 medley relay, then teamed with John Hauser, Shane Austin and Andrew Sideras to take the 400 free relay.
The Nittany Lions next head to the Georgia Invitational to compete on Nov. 30.