October 27, 2012

Scots Cross Country competed in MIAA Championships on Saturday with men finishing fifth and women third

The Alma College Men's and Women's Cross Country teams competed on Saturday in the MIAA men's and women's cross country Championships as Albion hosted the meet at Whiffle Tree Hill Golf Club in Concord. The men competed in an 8 kilometer race, while the women ran 6 kilometers.

Alma's men finished fifth with 141 points, while the women came in third with 109 points.

Calvin claimed its 26th consecutive MIAA men's championship, while the Knights reclaimed the women's championship.

The Scots' top two runners on the men side were Sr. Garrett Lacy (Carson City, Mich./Carson City-Crystal) and Fr. Adam Sanchez (Alma, Mich./Alma), who finished fifth and 15 respectively. Lacy had a time of 25:01 and Sanchez came across at 25:52.

For the women, Sr. Julie Helm (Saint Joseph, Mich./Saint Joseph) was ninth (22:30) and So. Misty Godley (Ithaca, Mich./Ithaca) finished 20th with a time of 23:30.

Men's Team Scores: 1. Calvin 20. 2. Hope 75. 3. Adrian 87. 4. Albion 95. 5. Alma 141. 6. Trine 172. 7. Olivet 187. 8. Kalamazoo 198.

Men's Individual Champion: Dan Kerr, Calvin, 24:37.

Men's Top Ten Runners: 1. Dan Kerr, Calvin, 24:37. 2. David Vande Bunte, Calvin, 24:49. 3. Job Christiansen, Calvin, 24:49. 4. Greg Whittle, Calvin, 24:58. 5. Garrett Lacy, Alma, 25:01. 6. Blake Rottschafer, Hope, 25:16. 7. Sam Pederson, Hope, 25:17. 8. Andrew Mangiapane, Adrian, 25:18. 9. Paul Lewis, Albion, 25:19. 10. Josh Ferguson, Calvin, 25:21.

Women's Team Scores: 1. Calvin 26. 2. Hope 37. 3. Alma 109. 4. Adrian 117. 5. Albion 121. 6. Saint Mary's 165. 7. Trine 181. 8. Kalamazoo 235. 9. Olivet 293.

Women's Individual Champion: Nicole Michmerhuizen, Calvin, 21:49.

Women's Top Ten Runners: 1. Nicole Michmerhuizen, Calvin, 21:49. 2. Alyssa Penning, Calvin, 22:06. 3. Taylor Mattarella, Hope, 22:16. 4. Sharon Hecker, Hope, 22:16. 5. Camille Borst, Hope, 22:23. 6. Kate Ardinger, Calvin, 22:24. 7. Kimby Penning, Calvin, 22:26. 8. Erica Steuwe, Adrian, 22:29. 9. Julie Helm, Alma, 22:30. 10. McKenzie Diemer, Calvin, 22:34.