MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine sophomore Catharine Mooney (Garnet Valley, Pa./Garnet Valley) received women's cross country runner of the week honors from the Penn State University Athletic Conference, while classmate Brian Abel (Amesbury, Mass./Amesbury) was selected as the runner of the week by both the PSUAC and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday.
Mooney was the first runner to cross the finish line at the Lions' home invitational on Saturday, becoming the first Brandywine woman to claim medalist honors in the team's history. She ran the 6K race in a time of 27:45, placing her 25 seconds ahead of the runner-up in the 45-woman field.
Earlier this fall, Mooney set a new Brandywine 5K record (21:38) at Lebanon Valley's Dutchmen Invitational. She owns three of the five fastest 5K times in school history and will look to qualify for the USCAA National Championship for the second consecutive year later in October during the conference championship race.
Abel was the runner-up at the 96-man Brandywine Invitational (29:12), helping the Lions finish second in the team standings. He has now posted three top-five finishes in four races this fall, including medalist honors at the season-opening DelVal Invitational.
Also a national qualifier as a freshman, Abel owns the top five and six of the top 10 8K times in program history.
Brandywine competes for the final time during the regular season on Saturday at the Salisbury Invitational beginning at 9:45 AM.
November 8, 2019 Abel And Mooney Earn All-America Status At USCAA Championships
October 1, 2019 Abel And Mooney Secure Runner Of The Week Awards
December 20, 2018 Brandywine Places 34 Student-Athletes On PSUAC Fall Academic Team
December 6, 2018 Brandywine Ranked Fifth In USCAA Directors’ Cup Standings
November 9, 2018 Four Brandywine Runners Race At USCAA Cross Country Championships
November 7, 2018 Cross Country, Soccer Teams Headed To USCAA National Championships
October 25, 2018 Cross Country Runs For PSUAC Championships Saturday At Mont Alto
October 2, 2018 Abel Collects Fourth PSUAC Runner Of The Week Award
September 29, 2018 Brandywine Takes 11th At Salisbury; Abel Breaks 8K Mark
September 25, 2018 Brandywine’s Abel Earns Third Consecutive PSUAC Runner Of The Week Award
September 22, 2018 Brandywine Places Four In Top 10 At Mont Alto Invitational
September 11, 2018 Abel Lands Second Runner Of The Week Award
September 8, 2018 Abel Sets School 8K Record At Dutchman Invitational
September 4, 2018 Abel, Mooney Claim First PSUAC, USCAA Runner Of The Week Honors
September 1, 2018 Freshmen Shine For Brandywine In Cross Country Debuts
August 29, 2018 Cross Country Teams Begin 2018 At DelVal Invitational Saturday
August 9, 2018 Track And Field, Cross Country Teams Add 11 Recruits
July 23, 2018 Cross Country Announces 2018 Schedule