Courtesy of MAC Athletic Communication Departments
Friday, October 11
Michigan Intercollegiates MEN'S FINAL RESULTS WOMEN'S FINAL RESULTS
Eastern Michigan (M)
Eastern Michigan (M)
HILLSDALE, Mich.-- Eastern Michigan University's men's cross country team blazed through the course at Hayden Park to take the overall team title at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships, Friday, Oct. 11. The team finished with 32 points, which was a commanding lead over second place finisher and Big Ten contender Michigan State, who finished with 75 points.
Freshman John Knox (Gloversville, N.Y.-Gloversville) set the pace for the meet, finishing first with a time of 25:50.54. The Eagles had five other runners in the top-10 for NCAA Division I runners, who earned "All-Michigan" recognition. Redshirt-junior Ian Hancke (Haslett, Mich.-Haslett) notched a time of 26:24.74, good for fifth-place overall. Junior Cameron Trinh (Oakland, Calif.-Skyline), sophomore Austin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.-Greenwich Central), and freshman Nick Raymond (Erie, Mich.-Mason) came in at seventh, ninth, and 10th place, respectively. Sophomore William Trice (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Forest Hills Northern) was also named to the All-Michigan team.
With only two more races before the Green and White look to defend its Mid-American Conference championship title, Head Coach John Goodridge has high hopes for his squad. "I'm very pleased with the team's effort today, particularly considering that some of these young men trained very hard leading into the race and it didn't affect their competitiveness," said the eight-time MAC Coach of the Year. "Overall, it was a good day's work."
The Eagles will waste no time in heading into another competitive field. The team will travel to Terre Haute Saturday, Oct. 19 for the Pre-NCAA Invitational. "We're looking forward to the Pre-Nationals. If training continues to go well, we're looking for a good showing," said Goodridge. The meet will start at 11 a.m.
Western Michigan (W)
HILLSDALE, Mich. -- The Western Michigan cross country team claimed second place in the Division I race and third overall at the 2013 Michigan Intercollegiates hosted by Hillsdale College on Friday evening.
Aisha Hodge took second overall among runners in her division with a 5k time of 18:48.64 to pace the Broncos. Hodge was one of three WMU finishers in the top 10 on the day.
"I thought we competed a bit better today," said head coach Kelly Lycan. "This course has a really big to start the race and we put ourselves in pretty good position at the start today and fought really hard to keep it."
For the second week in a row junior Ann Marie Arseneau was the Broncos' second finisher, taking sixth with a time of 19:14.30. Senior Teresa Marin took eight with a time of 19:31.47 in her first appearance in WMU's top five. Freshman standout Daya Wagh responded well after missing last weekend's race with an injury, placing 11th with a time of 19:45. Junior Becca Peacock rounded out Western Michigan's top five finishers, while Ashley Sellers finished just behind her for her best race as a Bronco with a time of 19:49.64.
"We are still learning but I thought this was defintely an improvement over last week," added Lycan.
The Broncos have just one race left prior to the Mid-American Conference Championships on Nov. 2 at Bowling Green. WMU heads to Bradley next weekend for the Bradley Invitational.