ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Wolverine Athletic Conference announced its Cross Country honors following the completion of the 2019 WHAC Championship meet, with several Blue Devils gracing the list. For the men's team, they finished 7th out of 10 teams at the WHAC championship on November 9th in Allendale, Mich.. The women finished 8th out of 10 teams at the same meet with an average time of 22:16.
For the men's side, the team had an average time of 27:52 at the 8k distance. Highlighting the team was steady and strong newcomer Nolan McGahan with a time of 26:14 at 9th place. This placement grabbed him Second Team All Conference for the WHAC.
On the men's side for honors, four Blue Devils were named on the Men's All-Academic team. To be honored on this team, the runner has to be a junior or older and have a 3.25 GPA or higher. John Bowen II, Jimmy Hoelfer, Brendan Koch and Alaxander Towianski were honored with this privilege. Hoefler was also named to the men's champion of character team.
On the women's side, Emily Gandolfi cross the line first for the Blue Devils at a time of 20:11 for 43rd place. Behind her was Darbey Johnson at 51st place with a time of 20:34.
Only one Blue Devil was named to the All-Academic team. Taking this honor was Emily Gandolfi. Michelle Meister was named to the champion of characters team for the women's side of the accolade.
LTU's Top 7 Men's Finishers:
9 Nolan McGahan Lawrence Tech 26:14.3 FR
40 John Bowen Lawrence Tech 27:41.9 SR
49 Brendon Koch Lawrence Tech 28:18.6 SR
52 Alex Towianski Lawrence Tech 28:29.5 JR
57 Jimmy Hoefler Lawrence Tech 28:40.1 SR
70 Brody Sodon Lawrence Tech 29:07.8 SO
84 Joshua Adair Lawrence Tech 30:46.2 FR
43 Emily Gandolfi Lawrence Tech 20:11.2
51 Darbey Johnson Lawrence Tech 20:34.7
78 Hailey Catania Lawrence Tech 22:26.9
80 Michelle Meister Lawrence Tech 22:42.5
99 Alejita Mazariegos Lawrence Tech 25:28.5
105 Kelsey Catania Lawrence Tech 32:18.7