Following the conclusion of this past weekend, the Lawrence Technological University men's and women's cross country teams ran in a split squad meet, where some of each team ran in the Lansing Community College invite and the other ran in the Louisville Classic. The conditions across the board were ideal, resulting in season and personal bests.
In Lansing, the guys placed 13th out of 22 teams. They were led by John Bowen II, who ran his personal best at the 8k distance placing 38th with a time of 27:17. Brody Sodon came next, at 86th at 28:37. Ian Lamphear came across at 137th and Ethan Rozanski at 140th out of 203 runners.
The ladies for Lansing, Emily Gandolfi ran another personal best as she improved over a minute in the 5k taking 67th with a time of 20:52. She was followed by Kelsey Cantania who ran at 33:25. 175 Ladies ran in this race.
Coach Eric Green mentioned " Malik Jordan, my assistant, did a great job coaching and taking the team with my absence. I was really happy to hear these results."
In Louisville, the teams competed in the blue division. The guys placed 40th overall out of 57 teams. Leading the team was Nolan McGahan who placed 88th out of 518 runners with a time of 26:11, breaking the freshmen record. Alex Towainski finished next with a place fo 226th at a time of 27:29. Brendan Koch finished 351st, next by Jimmy Hoefler at 366th and Joshua Adair rounding the group up with a place of 393rd.
The ladies were led by Darbey Johnson who ran a time of 20:18 for her first college 5k placing 193rd out of 533 runners. Hailey Catania finished next at 425th, her first race back after an injury.
This was their 8th year in a row coming to the louisville meet. Green added "We ran extremely well. It is a great meet that I always put on the schedule each year because the results have been positive and gets us focused for the final stage of our training. With most of the team running either season or personal best, this will help motivate them for the end of the season."
Up next for the teams is a meet in two weeks at Oberlin College (Ohio.)