Lansing, Mich. – LCC women’s cross country won the national championship at the 2021 NJCAA Division II Cross Country Championship at Pole Green Park in Richmond, Virginia. The men’s cross-country team took 5th place at nationals.
The Lady Stars return to the top of the podium for the first time since, 2016 and the first time as a Division II program since 1995. They posted 78 points, 16 less than the second-place finisher Heartland Community College.
“Representing Lansing Community College at the national championship was a great experience,” LCC cross country coach Jim Robinson said. “Both the men and women ran their best race of the year on the biggest stage. Both teams ran equally well, the women won the championship, and the men were 5th. As their coach, I could not be happier for them. They created some memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.”
The women’s team had outstanding runs by Haley Ellis and Angela Jaycox, both of whom were top-10 finishers. Ellis placed fifth with a time of 18:57.2, while Jaycox finished ninth with a time of 19:21.7.
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.
Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran's status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person's ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.