Kingsway’s Kylie Anicic won her first conference XC title over the weekend, placing first in the PSAC Championship race by nearly a minute.
Anicic, a junior at Edinboro, ran 21:09 over 6,000 meters at the Lambs Creek course along the Tioga River basin in Richmond Township, Tioga County, just north of Mansfield, Pa.
She finished 57 seconds ahead of teammate Kimberly Goerss, who ran 22:06.
Anicic led Edinboro to its 4th consecutive team title with just 33 points, 22 fewer than 2nd-place Shippensburg.
“It’s always exciting to see your hard work pay off with and individual win, but I think it’s more exciting when you share that moment of being champions with the group that pushes you every day,” Anicic said on Edinboro’s web site.
“All the early morning workouts were cashed in by our ladies today. I’m so happy to be a part of something bigger than myself and bring this title back to the Boro.”
Anicic has won six PSAC individual titles on the track – the mile, 3,000 and 5,000 last winter and 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters in the spring. She also anchored Edinboro’s 1st-place DMR at the indoor PSAC meet.
This is her first season of cross country since 2019, when she was a sophomore at Towson. In her only previous conference XC meet, she placed 17th in the Colonial Athletic Association meet in New Market, Va., in November 2019.
Edinboro will race Saturday in the NCAA Division 2 Atlantic Regional Championships back at Lambs Creek. Edinboro is ranked No. 2 in the Atlantic Region behind Charleston, W. Va.