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