BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University senior Tyler Emmorey (Cedar Springs, Mich.) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's cross country "Runner of the Week" after finishing second at the Notre Dame Invitational.
GLIAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the
Tyler Emmorey - Grand Valley State University
(SR, Cedar Springs, Mich.)
Senior Tyler Emmorey finished second at the Notre Dame
Invitational five mile course with a time of 25:01, his second
event of the season. He previously had finished fourth at the
Spartan Invite with a time of 24:34. Emmorey was the
highest-finishing Laker on a squad that captured the team crown in
South Bend, Ind. in their first scored event of the season.
Ashland - The Eagles finished fifth (45 teams) overall at last week’s All-Ohio Championships held at Cedarville. The Eagles were second (14 teams) in the NCAA Division II/NAIA field. Cincinnati won the overall crown with Kent State second, Akron third and Ohio fourth…senior Brock Weaver (Ashland, Ohio) was 10th overall. His time on the 8K course was 25:25.47. Senior Matt Stratman (Chardon, Ohio) was 11th in 25:28.09 and junior Colton Johnson (Mount Gilead, Ohio) was 48th in 26:10.4…Ashland is third in this week’s regional rankings…the Eagles will run at the Carnegie-Mellon Invitational this Saturday (Oct. 8).
Ferris State - The Ferris State University men’s cross country team put together an impressive performance by earning runner-up honors at the prestigious Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday (oct. 1) in Louisville, Ky. The event was held at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville and hosted by the Greater Louisville Sports Commission. The Bulldog men tallied 146 points in finishing second of 33 competing teams in the Blue Division of the Greater Louisville Classic. NCAA Division I member Lipscomb took first place (119) with the Bulldogs placing second ahead of other D1 schools such as Southeast Missouri State coming in third (173), Southern Illinois-Edwardsville fourth (213) and Evansville fifth (232). Junior Ryan Chute paced the Bulldog men as he came in 12th overall of 285 competing runners in the division in a time of 25:18.88 in the 8K race. Junior Tyler Crossman was right behind him in 13th place (25:20.82) with freshman Andrew Harper 40th (25:54.33) and freshman Spencer Gerber 50th (26:01.14). Senior Alex Best took 54th place (26:02.24) and sophomore Bill King was 65th (26:09.22) for FSU. Junior Steve Neshkoff finished 68th (26:12.12) and freshman Charlton Craig wound up 114th (26:35.98) and sophomore David Silversmith came in 169th (26:59.95). Freshman Blake Garver was 192nd (27:20.53). The men’s race was won by unattached competitor Bailey Bunyan in a time of 24:49.34 overall. Ferris State will next take part in the Penn State National meet on Friday, Oct. 14, in State College, Pa.
Findlay - The University of Findlay men’s cross country team completed the All-Ohio Championship on Friday, September 30 in Cedarville, Ohio. The men’s team placed 14th with 442 points. Justin Eilerman led the team and took 58th place with a time of 26:17.05. Shoayb Bascal (26:32.71), Sean Jones (26:33.10), Tim Majoy (26:41.37), Jacob Hayes (27:30.46), Luis Velasco (27:38.46) and Joe Guerra (29:00.37) also competed for Findlay at the event.
Grand Valley State - The 3rd-ranked Laker men won the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Race in South Bend, Ind. thanks to placing three runners in the top 10 of the individual standings, led by seniors Tyler Emmorey and Anthony Witt who placed second and third as Emmorey finished in a time of 25:01 and Witt crossed the line in 25:04. Junior Stephen Fuelling placed ninth with a time of 25:21 to help the Lakers accumulate 45 points to win the event. The team will be competing at Friday’s (Oct. 7) Michigan Intercollegiate Championships in Hillsdale, Mich. at 4 p.m.
Hillsdale - One week before competing on its home course for the first time this season, the Hillsdale College men’s cross country team made their annual trip to South Bend, Indiana, to compete in the 2011 Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational. They currently ranked fifth in the Midwest Region, finished tied for 11th at the meet. Senior Jacob Secor continued his strong season with the top finish among all the Charger runners, which was 46th overall with a time of 26:04. Tim Jagielski wasn’t far behind, at 55th with a time of 26:09. Freshman Josh Mirth took 70th at the meet, completing the race in 26:26. Next Friday, Hillsdale will host the Michigan Intercollegiate championships, and will dedicate the Hayden Park cross country course at that time.
Lake Erie - The Storm competed at the annual All-Ohio Championships Friday at Cedarville. They finished 40th out of 45 schools Among Division II/NAIA schools, the Storm finished 12th. Junior Craig Gerber was the top individual for Lake Erie, placing 168th out of 310 runners. His second-best time of the season was good for 50th in the Division. The Storm is idle until the GLIAC Championships Oct. 22.
Lake Superior State - LSSU had the week off and will next be in action at the Upper Peninsula Championships in Marquette, Mich.
Michigan Tech - The Huskies were idle this past
week and will next run at the Upper Peninsula Championships in
Northwood - The Northwood University cross country teams competed at the Lansing Invitational Friday afternoon (September 30). The event was hosted by Lansing Community College. Marcus Rogers (Howell, Mich./Pinckney) was the top finisher for Northwood. He ran a 26:02 to place 10th overall. That time puts him eighth on the all-time runners list. Grant Goodspeed (St. Louis, Mich.) was 20th overall at 26:42. Northwood will compete at the Hillsdale Invite Friday (October 7).
Ohio Dominican - Competing at the All-Ohio Invitational Friday afternoon, featuring more than 45 Division I, II, III and NAIA schools across the state, Ohio Dominican’s men placed ninth out of 16 Division II/NAIA schools. Overall, the men were 36th out of 45. Freshman Todd Hewitt (Eaton, Ohio) paced the men’s squad with a time of 27:27.33, finishing 142nd out of over 300 runners. Mike Barber (New Franklin, Ohio) followed in 28:12.58, while classmate Matt Richardson (Columbus, Ohio) finished with a mark of 29:43.26. Also breaking the 30 minute barrier were freshman Jason Williams (Powell, Ohio) in 29:50.27 and junior Brian Litt (Mansfield, Ohio) in 29:55.67. ODU’s cross country teams are back in action on October 14 at the Wilmington Fall Classic.
Saginaw Valley State - The Saginaw Valley State University men’s cross country team competed Friday (9/30) in the Lansing Community College (LCC) Invitational. The Cardinals were led by junior Tyler Noble (Shepherd, Mich./Shepherd HS) and junior transfer Joseph Burelle (Sterling Heights, Mich./Livonia Stevenson HS) who finished seventh and eighth overall, both crossing the line at 25:49. Following close behind Noble and Burelle were teammates Jonathan Wetters (Essexville, Mich./Garber HS) and Chad Scott (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern HS) who came in at 26:12 and 26:21, respectively, good for tenth and 11th place finishes. Rounding out Saginaw Valley’s top-five was junior Eric Spitz (Holt, Mich./Holt HS) who finished 19th overall with a final time of 26:44. The Cardinals will be back in action again Friday (10/7) when they travel to Hillsdale, Mich. to compete in the Hillsdale Invitational.
Tiffin - Freshman Colin Fisher finished among the top 12 as the Tiffin University men’s cross country teams finished among the top five in the NCAA Division II/NAIA race at the All-Ohio Collegiate Championships, Friday afternoon at the Elvin R. King CC Course. Fisher ran 26:09.97 to place 12th. Rounding out the top five were freshman David Knack (16th - 26:12.63), freshman Kevin McKown (31st - 26:42.28), sophomore Brent Hunter (37th - 27:08.11) and freshman Jimmy Charles (38th - 27:09.53).
Wayne State - The Wayne State men’s cross country teams recorded a second place finish at the George Mason Invitational last Saturday. In the race that had 76 participants, senior Kevin deBear (Plymouth, Mich./Salem) led the Warriors in fifth place with a time of 25:52. WSU also had three other runners finish in the top 10: Alex Townsend (Farmington Hills, Mich./Farmington), who finished seventh with a time of 26:05, Travis Barczak (Williamston, Mich./Williamston), who placed ninth with a time of 26:13, and junior Jimmy Maloney (Riverview, Mich./Riverview), who came in 10th place with a time of 26:24. The men also placed five more runners in the top 25. Freshman Nick Culbertson (Clinton Twp., Mich./Dakota) (26:45) posted the best finish of his young career, ending the day in 15th place, while sophomore Nicholas Jackson (Washington, Mich./Romeo) (26:52) and junior Matt Devey (Canton, Mich./Salem) (26:55) capped the race with 17th and 18th place showings, respectively. Juniors Phil Baldick (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) (21st-27:04) and Doug Mack (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) (22nd-27:07) rounded out the Warrior contingent in the top 25. Freshman Kory Lohrmann (Romeo, Mich./Romeo) tallied a 42nd place time of 28:01 and freshman Patrick Miller (Lenox, Mich./Saint Clair) finished 51st with a time of 28:32. The Warriors are back in action this Friday at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Hillsdale College.