Olivia Moe 
Sports Editor

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.