Oct. 20, 2005
East Lansing, Mich. - The Michigan State women's cross country team is set to compete in the Eastern Michigan Classic in Ypsilanti. The race will serve as the team's final tune-up before they head to Minneapolis, the following week, for the Big Ten Championship. Last season the Spartan women had a strong showing at EMU, placing two runners in the top-ten and five in the top-20.
Emily Adama (Newaygo, Mich.) paced the Michigan State in that meet, with a seventh-place finish with a time of 19:50 over the 5K course. Sarah Stornant (Portland, Mich.) placed 13th in 20:16. Adama and Stornant were the only current Spartans to compete in last season's meet.
The Green and White enter the weekend ranked number 23 in the FinishLynx Division I cross country poll; third highest among teams from the Great Lakes Region. Last weekend, MSU finished eighth in the Pre-NCAA meet hosted by Indiana State University. The Spartans were led by Lisa Senakiewich's 31st place finish.
The Big Ten Championship will be hosted by the University of Minnesota on Oct. 31st in Minneapolis.