Grand Valley State Claims 2009 GLIAC Men's & Women's Cross Country Championships

Grand Valley State Claims 2009 GLIAC Men's & Women's Cross Country Championships

LINWOOD, Mich. - The Grand Valley State University men's and women's cross country teams each placed first at the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's and women's cross country championships held at the Maple Leaf Golf Course in Linwood, Michigan.

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Grand Valley State University sophomore Tyler Emmorey (Cedar Springs, Mich.) claimed the individual title in the eight-kilometer men's race.  Emmorey lead a contingent of six Lakers that finished in the top 10 by posting a time of 24:38.

Ferris State Univeristy junior Tina Muir (St. Albans, United Kingdom) claimed individual honors in the women's six-kilometer race.  Muir finished the course in a time of 21:20.  Grand Valley State had the next seven finishers in the race.

GVSU's Stephen Fuelling (Milford, Mich.) placed fourth in the event, earning 2009 GLIAC men's cross country "Freshman of the Year" honors, while Lakers head coach Jerry Baltes was voted "Coach of the Year" by his peers.

Laker rookie Kaleigh Carlson (Hudsonville, Mich.) garnered 2009 GLIAC women's cross country "Freshman of the Year" accolades by placing 12th at the event, while Baltes grabbed the women's cross country "Coach of the Year" title, as well.

2009 All-GLIAC Men's Cross Country First Team:

- Tyler Emmorey, GVSU
- Ross Raasse, GVSU
- Steve Genther, SVSU
- Stephen Fuelling, GVSU - ("Freshman of the Year")
- Anthony Witt, GVSU
- Nick Ekel, SVSU
- Brian Stetter, Michigan Tech

2009 All-GLIAC Men's Cross Country Second Team:

- Cortland Seaver, SVSU
- Jeff Nordquist, GVSU
- Ryan Toth, GVSU
- Britton Deuel, Hillsdale
- Tyler Crossman, Ferris State
- Nate Knisley, GVSU
- Derek Stone, SVSU

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jerry Baltes - GVSU


2009 All-GLIAC Women's Cross Country First Team:

- Tina Muir, Ferris State
- Megan Maceratini, GVSU
- Katherine McCarthy, GVSU
- Eileen Creutz, GVSU
- Amy Kolin, GVSU
- Jessie Vickers, GVSU
- Julia Nowak, GVSU

2009 All-GLIAC Women's Cross Country Second Team:

- Leah Borns, GVSU
- Erin Brunko, Hillsale
- Ashley Quick, Hillsdale
- Kristi Werner, Wayne State
- Kaleigh Carlson, GVSU - ("Freshman of the Year")
- Alyssa Osika, Ferris State
- Lauren Kessler, Wayne State

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jerry Baltes - GVSU