Region 24 Meet at Eastern Illinois University
Hannah Singleton and Natalie Hamilton went 1, 2 at this year’s Region 24 Meet held at Eastern Illinois University. Singleton won the 5k race with a time of 19:15 while Hamilton ran the course in 20:09.
Overall the ladies placed second behind DACC. Others running in the ladies top 5 were Ladydra Hickman(15th), Kayla Carrell(20th), and Emily Thomson(23rd). The men’s team placed 3rd. The top runner for the Lynx was Albert Murrey. He placed 6th, running the 5 mile course in 26:28. Others in the top 5 for the men were Luke Padeskey(7th), Alek Stojanovic(9th), Taylor Singleton(13th), and Logan Volkey(16th).
Coach Herron said, “I was very happy with our ladies performances tonight we beat another team that was ranked higher than us in the National polls and most of them ran their best times of the year. Our men’s team did not do what I thought we could. We have a couple of our key runners battling injuries and they were just not as healthy as they needed to be to win the meet. We have two weeks to work on some things for the National meet. I expect us to perform much better in New Mexico.”