PITTSBURGH – Two Lady Lion Runners from Penn State DuBois competed at the Third Annual Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6k in Pittsburgh over the weekend.
Representing Penn State DuBois in the race were runners Juliann Boddorf and Carley Boice. Boddorf, who was a stand-out performer last year, impressed once more with a third place finish.
Boice, who is a rising star for the Lady Lions scored a 26th place finish out of the 56 women in Boddorf and Boice’s age group.
This unique 4.1-mile race pays homage to the Pittsburgh Penguins great Mario Lemieux, and helps raise money for two charities, the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
The trek takes runners through the streets of Pittsburgh and finishes at the Consol Energy Center where participants have the privilege of watching the Penguins practice.
When asked about the race, Boice commented, “I feel very ready for the championships.”
The Penn State DuBois runners have been hard at work with Head Coach Kyle Gordon as they prepare for their conference championships on 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.