Weather conditions did not stop Lorain County Community College’s cross-country team from competing and placing in the All Ohio Cross Country Championship meet on Oct. 3 at Cedarville University.
LCCC along with 42 other college teams including Cedarville, Bowling Green, Cleveland State and Ohio University competed at the annual event and placed 38th out of 43 teams for the men’s, and 40th out of 42 for the women’s.
Due to the threat of severe storms, the open races and varsity events were combined. LCCC was the only junior college to compete at the meet. This was also the first meet of the season where LCCC had a complete women’s team compete.
Members of the men’s team that placed in the Men’s 8K event were:
Ben Toole 391st
Andre Del Valle 454th
Austin Buchwald 471st
Derrick Vilk 483rd
Quinn Miller 513th
Ryan Cassity 554th
Anthony Cassity 564th
Nick Boatman did not finish because of a collision with other runners. He dropped out after two miles, about 10:20 into the race.
Members of the women’s team that placed in the Women’s 6K event were:
Mercedes Specht 262nd
Alycia Mathis 447th
Emma Russ 491st
Elisabeth Campus 498th
Talena Thomas 501st
The next meet for the team will be at the Mercyhurst/Gannon Invitational on Oct. 11.