The MCC women’s cross country team finished runner-up to Lansing Community College at the RegionXII Championship. This is the first time in school history that either team brought home a trophy from this meet.
In the women’s race the Jayhawks finished 2nd with 51 points to Lansing’s 37 points with 15 teams competing. Four Jayhawk harriers made All-Region. Maddy Windberg (Spring Lake HS) finished 5th in 19:40, Grace Sweet (Reeths-Puffer HS) was 6th in 19:57, Adele Cory (Mona Shores HS) was 9th in 20:25, and Ellie Nausadis (Newaygo HS) was 13th in 20:48. Rounding out the scoring was Kendra Johnson (Fruitport HS) in 18th at 21:09. Their team time of 1:42:01 places them as the second fastest MCC Cross-Country team on the All-Time List.
“I felt the ladies really put themselves out there during the race, made good choices and took some chances,” said Coach Mike Smith. “Maddy and Grace looked strong from start to finish, Adele came to the meet a little banged up would didn’t let that show during the race which is a sign of a mature runner and Ellie raced smart and moved through the pack to score. Kendra always gives her best and today was no exception.”
The Jayhawks will compete in Garden City, KS at the NJCAA National meet on Saturday, 11/10.