Lansing Community College

LCC Cross Country athlete is National Athlete of the Week

By Marilyn Twine

Haley Ellis honored for the second time this season

LCC Women's Cross Country team 2021Lansing, Mich. – The NJCAA Cross Country National Athletes of the Week for Monday, Nov. 1 have been announced, and LCC’s Haley Ellis is named National Athlete of the Week for Division II Women Cross Country for the second time this season.

Ellis was previously named NJCAA Cross Country National Athlete of the Week on Oct. 4, 2021.

She won the 6k contest at the Region XII Championship in 19:18.7. Her teammates Angela Jaycox and Kayla Crawford went 1-2-3 in winning the team title with 19 points. Ellis has led the No. 2 ranked Stars all season, finishing as the top JUCO runner in all four of her races.

Haley Ellis is the first person to earn this honor, man or woman for LCC.

About U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Awards

National Athlete of the Week is an award selected and presented by the USTFCCCA Communications Staff at the beginning of each week to 12 collegiate cross-country athletes, when applicable (male and female for each of the three NCAA divisions and the NJCAA).

The award seeks to highlight not only the very best times, marks and scores on a week-to-week basis, but also performances that were significant on the national landscape and/or the latest in a series of strong outings. Quality of competition, suspenseful finishes and other factors will also play a role in the decision.


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

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