BAY CITY, Mich. - Lake Superior State University sophomore Taylor Heath (Hanover, Mich.) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's cross country "Runner of the Week" after finishing 19th at the Roy Griak Invitational.
GLIAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the
Taylor Heath - Lake Superior State University
(SO, Hanover, Mich.)
Lake Superior State University sophomore Taylor Heath finished
19th out of 322 competitors in the Division II race at the Roy
Griak Invitational, which is the nation’s largest cross
country meet. Heath ran the eight kilometer course 26:07, which
proved to be the fastest time for all male GLIAC runners in the
Ashland - Ashland was idle this past week and will run on Friday (Sept. 30) at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Cedarville. The Eagles are ranked fourth in the region. Last week AU was ranked 22nd in the nation.
Ferris State - The Ferris State University men’s cross country team did not compete this past weekend. FSU moved up to sixth in this past week’s United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Midwest Regional Rankings. Ferris State will next take part in the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Louisville.
Findlay - The men's cross country team was idle this week and will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 30 when the compete at the All-Ohio Championship in Cedarville, Ohio.
Grand Valley State - The Laker men’s cross country team, ranked first in the Midwest Region, was off this weekend. They will be participating in the Notre Dame Invitational this Friday (Sept. 30) at 2 p.m.
Hillsdale - The Hillsdale College men’s cross country team had the weekend off last weekend, and are preparing to compete at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, Sept. 30.
Lake Erie - The Lake Erie College men’s cross country team tuned up for next weekend’s All-Ohio Championships by competing with Edinboro University at the Fighting Scots’ annual Rag Relay Event in Edinboro, Pa. The squads are broken up into relay teams for a 4 x 1,500-meter relay. Host Edinboro took the top five on the men’s side in this nontraditional event. LEC’s best relay team was the one of junior Craig Gerber (Fremont, Ohio/Clyde), sophomore Jimmy Hudd (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor/Ashland) and junior David Gobrogge (Akron, Ohio/Green) that ran the course in 1:01:49. Gerber was the low runner with a time of 19:29 individually. The Storm runners head to Cedarville University next Friday, Sept. 30, for the annual All-Ohio Championships meet which will begin at 2:45 p.m.
Lake Superior State - Sophomore Taylor Heath (Hanover, Mich.) placed 25th overall and 19th among individuals scoring for their teams to lead Lake Superior State Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational, which is the nation’s largest cross country meet. Heath was one of 322 male competitors in the Division II race on the Les Bolstad 8K Course. He clocked a 26:07. Sophomore Mark List (Lansing, Mich.) was 84th among team scorers, finishing in 27:24, while freshman Rance Carpenter (Grand Rapids, Mich.) was 141st in 28:30. The Lakers’ next meet is the Upper Peninsula Championships on Oct. 7 in Marquette.
Michigan Tech - Jani Lane was the lone runner for the men’s team to break the top-100. He finished the eight-kilometer course in 26:55. Matt Dugan finished 104th (27:50) while Eric Parsell was 111th (27:53). Dylan Anderson and Nate Manderfield finished 114th (27:57) and 115th (27:58) to round out the top-five for the Huskies.
Northwood - The Northwood men’s cross country team had the week off. They will return to action September 30 at the Lansing Community College Invitational.
Ohio Dominican - ODU’s men’s cross country team was off this week and will return to action Sept. 30 at Cedarville for the All-Ohio Invitational.
Saginaw Valley State - The Saginaw Valley State University men’s cross country team did not compete this week. The Cardinals are back in action again (Sept 30) when they compete in the Lansing Community College Invitational.
Tiffin - The Dragon’s were off this week and return to action at Cedarville for the All-Ohio Invitational.
Wayne State - The Warrior runners were idle last week. They will run this Saturday at the George Mason Invitational in Fairfax, Va.