DUBOIS, Pa. — Two Lady Lion runners from Penn State DuBois competed in the third annual Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6k in Pittsburgh on Oct. 4. Representing Penn State DuBois in the race were runners Juliann Boddorf and Carley Boice. Boddorf, who was a standout performer last year, impressed once more with a third-place finish. Boice, who is a rising star for the Lady Lions, finished 26th out of 56 women in her and Boddorf's age group.
The unique 4.1-mile race pays homage to Pittsburgh Penguins great Mario Lemieux while helping to raise money for the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. The trek took runners through the streets of Pittsburgh and finished at the Consol Energy Center, where participants had the privilege of watching the Penguins practice.
When asked about the race, Boice was direct with her answer: "I feel very ready for the championships." The Lady Lion runners have been hard at work with Kyle Gordon, Penn State DuBois women's cross country head coach, as they prepare for their conference championships Oct. 17 at University Park, as well as the national championships on Nov. 6 in Florida. For their conference championship, the women will run a 6k, which is the longest race offered to the athletes in the conference during the season.