Heat is on for harriers in New Mexico

Heat is on for harriers in New Mexico

By Julie Newell
Sports/Photo Editor

The weather might be cold in Michigan, but the heat is on for the LCC cross country teams.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 LCC won the MCCAA cross country championship and the NJCAA Region XII Division 1 cross country title.

"We did really well at our regional conference championship," LCC Head Coach Jim Robinson said. "Our women and men were both conference champions. Our men were regional champions, our women were second."

LCC came in first place for the MCCAA Men's championship with four runners in the top five and five runners in the top 10 out of 13 competing teams.

Sophomore runner Dillan Haviland took first with an 8K time of 25:48. He was followed by fellow sophomores Jacob Ferguson in 26:28 and Christopher Davis in 26:28.

Freshman Joel Fudge was not far behind, coming in at fifth in 26:57. Aaron Hulbert was the final Star to score points, finishing 10th in 27:40.

The LCC men's team placed first in the NJCAA regional championship in this race.

The women also won the MCCAA championship title with two runners in the top five and three runners in the top 10 out of 12 competing teams.

Sophomore LCC runner Claudia Baryo claimed first place in the 5K race with a time of 19:18.

Another Stars' sophomore, Anne Lyon, came in fourth with a time of 19:45. She was followed by LCC freshman Deziree Shaw in eighth with a time of 20:23.

The women placed second in the NJCAA regional championship.

The heat continued to burn as the teams embarked on their next adventure: the national championship race.

"I'm excited. I really like this team, I like their work ethic," Robinson said.

The LCC cross country teams were scheduled to compete in the NJCAA Division 1 Championship on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Albuquerque, N.M.

"I think both teams are ready," Robinson said. "I think both teams have a good attitude and they certainly have put in the work."