LCC cross country shines in Muskegon
LCC cross country sophomore Shane Siterlet leads a pack of runners during the Greater Lansing Invitational on Sept. 30 at Grand Woods Park. Photo by Julie Newell
By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief
The LCC cross country teams dominated at the Jayhawk Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Muskegon.
“We had probably, if you combined our men’s and women’s performances … the best day LCC cross country has ever had,” LCC Head Coach Jim Robinson said.
As a team, the women won the 5K race with 36 points. The men’s team took third overall in the 8K race with 81 points.
“The women won the meet overall,” Robinson said. “The women did really, really well and the men did equally well.”
Freshman Olivia Vanderwey placed second for the LCC women, registering a time of 18:37. Close behind, sophomore Haley Ellis placed third for the Stars with a time of 18:38. Sophomore Katelyn Slone placed sixth in 19:05.
“For the women, breaking into the 19 (minutes) is a big accomplishment,” Robinson said. “For the guys breaking into the 25 (minutes) is a big accomplishment.”
Freshman Michael Dennis placed sixth for the LCC men with an exact time of 25:00. Freshman Liam Elder placed 14th in 25:16. Sophomore Shane Siterlet placed 21st with a time of 25:37.
“We’re at that point in the season where you begin to see the fruits of all the training they did going way back to June at the beginning of the summer,” Robinson said.
The Stars are scheduled to compete in the EMU Fall Classic on Friday, Oct. 21 in Dexter at Hudson Mills Metro Park.