Cross Country Concludes Regular Season at EMU Fall Classic
Oct. 19, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State cross country team wraps up the regular season on Friday, Oct. 21 at the EMU Fall Classic in Dexter, Mich. The race marks the final competition for the Green and White prior to the championship season. Action at the Hudson Mills Metropark is schedule to start at 5:30 p.m. with the women's 5k race followed by the men's 5k race at 6 p.m.
Where We Rank
On the men's side, MSU is currently sixth in the USTFCCCA Great Lakes regional rankings.
Last Time Out
Overall, the women placed ninth overall among a field of 44 squads with 362 points. The Spartans finished ahead of three squads currently ranked in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's weekly top-30 poll. Senior Carlie Green paced the Green and White with a time of 20:48.0, good enough for 38th overall.
The Spartan men suffered a bit of trouble in the early portion of the race. With a few kilometers into the competition, four of the seven MSU runners were tripped up by an opposing runner, causing them each to fall to the ground, allowing roughly 150 runners to pass the pile.
After dealing with a rough start, junior Kevin Yarnell paced the Spartans with his time of 24:45.3 to finish 91st overall. The Green and White saw a pair of seniors follow up as the next two runners to finish. Joe Dimambro clocked in at 25:01.5 (137th) and Aaron Simoneau turned in a time of 25:04.0 (143rd). Three of the final four runners for MSU to finish were freshmen.
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