Cross Country Returns to Michigan Intercollegiate Championships
Oct. 4, 2012
WATCH: Cross Country Preview
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State cross country program returns to action this Friday, Oct. 5 for the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. Competition will be held at the Gainey Athletic Complex cross country course with the Varsity Men's 8,000-meter race to begin at 4 p.m. followed by the Varsity Women's 5,000-meter race at 4:45 p.m.
The race marks the Spartans second competition in less than a week, as the program traveled to the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Louisville, Ky.
Where We Rank
On the men's side, MSU is currently fifth in the USTFCCCA Great Lakes regional rankings.
Last Time Out
The men opened up the strong day for the Spartans with in the Men's Gold Competition. Leading the Green and White in the race was redshirt senior Josh McAlary. The Jackson, Mich., native posted a season-best time of 24:30.91 to finish 33rd overall. Redshirt sophomore Ben Carruthers crossed the finish in 24:37.78 for 44th place, also a season-best time.
The Spartan women concluded the day in the Women's Gold Competition. Junior Sara Kroll was the first Spartan to cross the finish line in 16:57.13, good for fourth-place. Redshirt sophomore Leah O'Connor had a top-20 finish with a time of 17:14.14 for 18th-place.
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