Cleo Whiting of Delta, a 2013 Delta High School graduate, qualified to be in the NCAA division 1 cross-country championships in Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. 23. Her twin sister, also a former Panther runner, suffered an injury this summer but is regaining her speed.
Following this past weekend's NCAA regional championships meets, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recognized the Division I All-Region honorees. Among the 450 student-athletes who earned the distinction were the University of Pennsylvania's Thomas Awad, Brendan Smith, and Cleo Whiting. The three cross-country runners finished in the top 25 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships held at Lehigh's Goodman Course.
In the women's 6k, Whiting, a freshman, was the first Quaker to cross the line and placed 23rd overall at 20:50.
Whiting earned a bid to nationals for being the third-highest runner not on the teams who received bids. Whiting will be the first freshman in program history to represent Penn in Terre Haute, Ind.blog comments powered by Disqus