2 Outstanding Austin's - (no relation except excellence)
Big news this week for Coach Carver's teams! The women's Cross Country team took home the team championship for winning the Bethel College Invite, and the men's team finished third. After taking the past couple weekends off of competition the teams came back strong. Both teams have been nursing some injuries while bringing along some young runners. A lot of talent on both of these squads and both will have a chance to win conference; while currently not the favorite to capture the MCAC, I'm sure we have the conference's attention. Especially since this past weekend we swept the runners of the week honor. Below is the writeup put out by our conference SID:
Women’s Runner of the Week: Karissa Austin (York College)
Senior Karissa Austin of York College has been named MCAC Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending Oct. 20. A native of Morrill, Neb., Austin ran her best time of the season on Saturday at the Bethel College Invitational, recording a time of 21:11 over the 5K course to finish seventh out of 39 total runners.
Men’s Runner of the Week: Jeff Austin (York College)
Junior Jeff Austin of York College has been named MCAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending Oct. 20. Austin, a native of Tecumseh, Kan., posted a time of 28:24 over 8K—his fastest time of the season—to finish ninth out of 62 total runners at the Bethel College Invitational on Saturday.
Karissa and Jeff are unrelated but both are excellent runners, good students and extremely high character and hard working student-athletes. Congratulations to them both! They are examples of students fulfilling our mission at York College and we're proud they are Panthers.