Tech Men place 2nd, Women 4th at GLIAC Cross Country Championships
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - Michigan Tech men's cross country finished second, while women's cross country came in fourth Saturday at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by Saginaw Valley State University. Fighting through extremely soggy course conditions, Clayton Sayen cracked the top-10 for the fourth time this season with a fourth place 8K time of 25:04.1 (5:02 pace). Sam Lange crossed 13th in 25:57.8, followed by teammates Luke Moore (21st - 26:31.7), Nick Niemi (23rd - 26:36.2), and Nick McKenzie (27th - 26:36.2). Grand Valley State placed six runners inside the top-10 to take the men's team title with 25 points. Michigan Tech followed with 76. Then Wayne State (82 pts.), Saginaw Valley State (10 pts.), and Northwood (139 pts.) rounded out the top five. The best time on course went to Isaac Harding (GVSU - 24:35.6).
Michelle Bollini again led the Husky women with an 11th place 6K time of 23:04.0. Sam Kurkowski came in 19th (23:31.7). Anabel Needham was 26th (23:51.7), followed by Chloe Strach (35th - 24:20.2), and Jenna Brewer (20:17.4). Grand Valley State swept the podium with all eight of the top-8 finishers to easily take the women's team conference title with just 15 points. Saginaw Valley State (63 pts), Wayne State (97 pts), Michigan Tech (109 pts), and Northern Michigan (130 points) were also top five schools.
"Our men competed at a championship level at a championship meet today," Young pointed out.