FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2013
Written By: Aubree Reichel Edited By: Zachary Shore
WOMEN | MEN | GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. -- The Indiana Tech cross country teams challenged some of the top NAIA teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Mich. hosted by Aquinas College on Saturday afternoon.
In the men's race, senior Aaron Belcher (Mooresville, IN/Mooresville) led the 25th-ranked Warriors with a personal best eight-kilometer time of 25:19, good for a 10th place overall finish. Sophomore Marcus Hobbs (Nineveh, IN/Indian Creek) finished second for the Warriors and scoring was rounded out by sophomores Brenden Zoltek (Columbia City, IN/Columbia City), Zack Johnson (Mishawaka, IN/Penn) and freshman Dylan Dominello (South Bend, IN/South Bend-St. Joseph).
The team finished in sixth place out of 37 with 198 points, finishing behind top NAIA teams including top-ranked St. Francis (Ill.).
The 23rd-ranked women's team was led by senior Becca Lamb (North Ridgeville, OH/North Ridgeville) who finished the five-kilometer race in a personal best time of 18:24.60. Lamb finished less than 1.5 seconds ahead of teammate, junior Cherie Gaines (Farmington Hills, MI/Farmington North), who finished with a 25 second personal best in 18:26.01.
Rounding out the scoring for the Warriors was junior Laura Condron (London, UK/Central Iowa), sophomore Brenna Conger (Packwood, IA/Pekin), who also ran a PR of 18:52.98, and junior Aubree Reichel (Puyallup, WA/Wiesbaden).
The women finished fourth out of 33 teams with 162 points, defeating No. 11 Texas Wesleyan, No. 16 Shawnee State, No. 19 Aquinas, and No. 21 Cornerstone.
The Warriors begin post-season competition on Nov. 9 when they return to Riverside Park for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships.