Alissa Mckaig and Max Goldak Finish First in Cross Country Opener
Aug. 31, 2007
The Spartans took top individual honors in both the men's and women's races.
"Alissa (McKaig) worked hard this summer," said associate head coach Rita Arndt- Molis. "She helped her teammates through the first two miles and then it looked like she was shot out of a cannon."
Two other schools had runners competing along with the Spartans on Friday:
The MSU women held down the second through fourth positions in Nicole Bush (17:50), Lisa Senakiewich (17:56) and Sarah Price (17:58). The squad had eight of the top-10 positions and 11 of the top-15 spots for the women's race.
The men had six of the top-10 finishers and 10 of the top-15 times among the day's runners. Mike Quick (15:20), Nick Katsefaras (15:25) and Patrick Grosskopf (15:26) finished in the third through fifth positions respectively for the Spartans.
"It was a jumping off point, but we are excited about the people who did their homework this summer," stated Arndt-Molis. "What we are looking to do is bring our team along and nurture our young runners as we move through the season."
MSU's next race will be the one it hosts, the Spartan Invitational, which is set for Friday, Sept. 14.
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