Cross Country Weekend Recap

Updated 10/29/2013

Friday, October 25 

EMU Classic    WOMEN'S RESULTS    MEN'S RESULTS
Eastern Michigan
Toledo

 

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DEXTER, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University women's cross country team finished up competition in the EMU Fall Classic, wrapping up the 2013 season's regular meet schedule.
 
The Eagles ran four of their athletes in Friday's meet, led by sophomore Amy Frauhammer (Saline, Mich.-Saline) with a time of 18:49.9.  The race was won by Saucony's Nicole Sifuentes, a Canadian National Team member and former Michigan Wolverine, who swiftly covered the course in 16:57.1. 
 
Junior Taylor Knoll (Warren, Mich.-Mott(Lansing C.C.)), redshirt-freshman Samantha Szuminski (Saline Mich.-Saline), and freshman Anna Quilez-Ribera (Girona, Spain-University of Girona) also represented the Eagles, coming in at 44th, 54th, and 38th-place, respectively.
 
Eastern will make the short trek to Bowling Green, Ohio to race in the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championships, Saturday, Nov. 2.  The squad will look to improve upon last season's fifth-place turnout against the MAC's finest harriers.  The meet is slated to begin at 11 a.m.
 
 
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DEXTER, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — Eastern Michigan University's men's cross country team finished the EMU Fall Classic in traditional Eagle fashion, claiming the first four spots in Friday, Oct. 25's race. 
 
Senior Grzegorz Kalinowski (Torun, Poland-Nicholas Copernicus University) paced all harriers in the meet, crossing the finish line in 15:13.8.  Fellow classmate Harry Dixon (Nelson, New Zealand-Nayland College) followed shortly after to nab a second place finish with a 15:15.5 mark, while sophomore Willy Fink (Maumee, Ohio-Maumee) and redshirt-junior Warren Witchell (Williamstar, Mich.-Dansville) in close pursuit to close out the top-four times. 
 
The Green and White landed four more competitors in the top half of the field, with redshirt-junior Ian Hancke (Haslett, Mich.-Haslett), junior Cameron Trinh (Oakland, Calif.-Skyline), and sophomores Austin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.-Greenwich Central) and William Trice (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Forest Hills Northern) all finishing under the 16-minute mark. 
 
Overall, Head Coach John Goodridge was extremely pleased with his squad's effort.   "Today's race was used as a controlled training effort for most of our MAC squad to finish off a good week of training while a few others trained this morning.  We'll get back to work tomorrow morning as we continue our preparation," explained Coach Goodridge.
 
The Eagles will get to show off their cumulative work throughout the season next week when they travel to Bowling Green, Ohio for the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2.  The squad is not only chasing after a first-place finish, but doing so would give the team a four-peat of the title.  It would also put Coach Goodridge in a tie for most MAC championship titles with legendary EMU head coach Bob Parks's nine titles. 

 

Toledo

DEXTER, MI - The Toledo cross country teams ran the final race of their regular season on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic. No team scores were kept, but the Rockets had two runners place in the top 20.
 
Junior Jackie Koza and senior Megan Vogelsong finished back-to-back, placing 15th and 16th, respectively. Sophomores Julia Pusateri and Stephanie Ingraham also had strong races, finishing 21st and 26th, while freshman Deirdre Dwyer and junior Megan Csehi placed 32nd and 33rd.
 
"The women ran well and most of them moved up steadily through the race," head coach Linh Nguyen said. "Megan Vogelsong is running well as she comes back from injury. She has only a few weeks of training under her belt but is running tough. Jackie had a good bounce back race and a lot of the other women ran season bests."
 
Just two runners competed for UT in the men's race as the team gets ready for the MAC Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Bowling Green.
 
Freshmen Chris Housel and Matt Leis finished 47th and 48th, respectively.
 
"I thought the race went well overall." Nguyen said. "Matt and Chris got out well but lost contact with the main group in the middle. They're both young and still learning how to handle collegiate level racing."