Male harriers expect to remain competitive

Male harriers expect to remain competitive

By Danielle Hook
Freelance Reporter

New top recruits in 2018 are expected to push the LCC men's cross country team forward, according to fifth-year coach James Robinson.

The team competed at a high level and finished eighth in the nation last year. This year's team has 14 members.

Returning men from last year are Dakota Dietz, Elliott Lipe, Kyle Rummel, Jose Torres and Jack Youngblood. Youngblood is the top returning athlete, according to Robinson.

New runner Brian Moore is expected to be one of the top runners in the nation, Robinson said.

Other newcomers include three of the best runners from the greater Lansing area, according to Robinson: Dylan Haviland from St. Johns, Chris Davis from Fowlerville and Devin Gibbs from Leslie.

"(The men's team) has good comradery," Robinson said. "We'll not only have fun, I think we'll do really well."

Robinson said he believes his team can contend for a national title this season.

The first meet of 2018 was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 at Olivet College.