Cross Country Starts Off Strong at CMU Jeff Drenth Memorial
Aug. 29, 2014
"For a lot of our runners, today was their debut race wearing a Michigan State uniform and that's always exciting," said MSU assistant coach Lisa Senakiewich. "It was good to see a lot of the freshmen in action and we liked what we saw out of a lot of our athletes."
Aubrey Wilberding led the way for the Michigan State women, finishing in second place overall finish with a time of 18:51.20. Wilberding was followed by Emily Pap (19:16.30) and Jaclyn Magness (19:38.60) in seventh and ninth place, respectively. Allison McGinn (20:38.70) came in 11th, Maggie Fischer (20:42.60) finished 12th, and Emily Gibbings (21:30.00) placed 13th to round out the Spartan women's runners.
"We came away really excited about our performance in the men's race," said Senakiewich. "Each of our runners came out wanting to win the competition. Nick Moon ended up leading the way for us and showed some good potential to help us during the upcoming season. He's put in the work over the summer and really come a long way along with everyone else."
Next up on the schedule for Michigan State is the University of Oregon's Bill Dellinger Invitational on Friday, Sept. 5. The event will take place in Eugene, Oregon, and will get underway at 8:45 p.m. ET.
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