LC Men/Women Cross Country Battle Weather at EIU
The cross country team battled some bizarre weather and several D1 teams at EIU over the weekend. The men’s and women’s team ran their races together because there was only a 45 minute opening between storms. The men’s team was lead by Albert Murrey (Durham, NC). He ran the 5 mile course in 26:57 and placed 27th overall. Others running in the top five for the men’s team were Like Padeskey (Moline, IL – 29th), Alek Stojanovic (Moline, IL – 66th), Jordan Staley (Clinton Township, MI – 69th), and Taylor Singleton (South Pekin, IL – 73rd). The team placed 7th out of 13 teams; 5 of them were D1 schools.
The women’s team was lead by Hannah Singleton (South Pekin, IL). She ran the 3.1 mile course in a time of 20:30, placing 56th overall. Others running in the top 5 for the ladies were Victoria Heller (Mapleton, IL – 75th), Tykeshia Thompson (Akron, OH – 87th), Jasmine Lofton (Akron, OH – 92nd), and Rachel Whittaker (Akron, OH – 103rd). There were computer issues so no team scores were kept for the women’s race.
“I thought our kids did a solid job tonight,” said head coach Brian Herron. “They stayed focused on their race and put up some quality times for this early in the season. I feel that if they continue to improve that both teams could place well at Nationals.”
The Lynx will compete Friday, September 14 at ISU.