From left to right: Justin Below, Charlie Yonts, Henry Haas, Devin Baumgartner, Ian Hamilton, and Jason Molek Submitted Photo

Special to the Collegian

LCCC’s men’s cross-country team brought home the Division III Region XII Championship trophy this past Saturday, defeating Columbus State CC for the title. 

All-Region selections Charlie Yonts (Oberlin/Firelands) and Henry Haas (Wellington) finished second and third, respectively for the NJCAA’s eighth-ranked Commodores.

Kelsey Gannon (Avon) once again led the sixth-ranked LCCC Women’s team finishing second in the meet to earn an All-Region team nod. Sisters, Samantha Glass and Mackenzie Glass (Sheffield Lake/Brookside) finished third and fourth earning places on the All-Region squad, as well. Injuries sidelined two other Commodore runners so they were unable to compete for the Region Championship Team title.

Eight of the nine Commodores running turned in season-best times at Regionals, held at Grand Woods Park in Lansing Michigan. LCCC Head Coach Jim Powers and his teams head to Holyoke, Massachusetts to compete in the NJCAA Division III National Championship meet this Saturday, November 2, 2019.

“It felt really good, we had the eight of the nine give their best performance of the season,” Jim Powers. “As long as we can carry that energy next week, we will do okay.”

Men 8K – Region 12 DIII Champion

Charlie Yonts (Oberlin/Firelands)                              2nd          28:37 – All Regional

Henry Haas (Wellington)                                             3rd          28:45 – All Regional

Devin Baumgartner (Amherst/Steele)                      6th          31:45

Ian Hamilton (Elyria)                                                     11th        33:03

Jason Molek (Wellington/Home Schooled)            15th        35:33

Women 5K – Incomplete team

Kelsey Gannon (Avon)                                                  2nd          20:36 – All Regional

Samantha Glass (Sheffield Lake/Brookside)           3rd          21:39 – All Regional

Mackenzie Glass (Sheffield Lake/Brookside)          4th          22:06