Nyoah Marteny led the Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus men’s cross country team to a third-place finish Friday at the USCAA Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.

Marteny finished the 8K race in eighth place with a time of 27:18.43 to earn USCAA second-team All-America honors.

SUNY Delhi’s Abshir Yerow was crowned the national champion after he crossed the finish line in first place in 25:38.14. SUNY Delhi won the team title with 28 points.

The Lions placed third with 87 points. Drew Erdman missed second-team honors by one place after he finished 15th overall in 27:39.67.

Joseph O’Connell was 21st overall and 20th for team scoring with a time of 27:55.35. Ben Witt (23, 28:07.79), Aaron Mylan (24, 28:09.77), and Mitchel Minda (26, 28:23.20) also had top-30 overall finishes.

Ryan Semle (32, 28:38.42), Stephan Lacek (35, 28:58.68), Arlo Helms (46, 29:32.31), Steven Painter (64, 30:54.34), Josh Hustosky (67, 31:10.49), and Michael Elliott (71, 31:43.16) also competed for the Lions in the national championship meet.

University of Dallas’ Anna Wilgenbusch won the women’s 6K race in 21:58.15. St. Mary of the Woods College won the team title with 30 points.

Casey Falcon led the Penn State Fayette women to the finish line in 63rd place with a time of 30:48.82. Kira Nicholson (69, 31:58.54), Haley Miller (76, 33:33.12), Megan Czekaj (77, 33:41.35), and Pamela McKnight (87, 37:39.55) also ran for the Lady Lions.

Big Ten Championships — Waynesburg Central graduate Ben Bumgarner helped the Penn State men’s team finish fifth in the conference championship with 169 points.

Bumgarner finished 32nd with a time of 24:47.9.

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