Postseason Continues for Kent State Cross Country Teams at NCAA Great Lakes Regional
The Kent State cross country postseason continues Saturday (Nov. 13) with the running of the 2010 NCAA Great Lakes Regional at the Katke-Cousins Golf Course in Rochester, Mich.
The women's 6K race is scheduled to start at noon with the men's 10K following at 1:15.
The top two teams on the men's and women's sides from each of the nine regionals advance to the NCAA Championships, which are slated to be run Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind. The top 25 finishers at the regional meets will be named All-Region while the top four runners from the non-qualifying teams will also advance to nationals.
LAST TIME OUT
A third-place finish by senior men's cross country runner Scott Hilditch (Stow, Ohio) helped Kent State tie for second place as a team Oct. 30 in the 8K race at the 2010 Mid-American Conference Championships, hosted by Western Michigan at Pine View Golf Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Hilditch clocked a 24:45.2 as the Golden Flashes totaled 94 points to match Miami for a runner-up finish. Kent State's women's squad took ninth as a team in the 6K with 254 points.
Hilditch was joined on the All-MAC team by redshirt sophomore Michael Heller (Stow, Ohio), who took 11th place with a time of 25:06.3. Sophomore Steve Fischer (Hudson, Ohio) also earned a top-20 finish, placing 17th in 25:16.5. Redshirt sophomore Colin Pettiford (Toledo, Ohio) crossed the finish line in 25:36.6 to finish 28th. Sophomore Kiplangat Tisia (Koiybey, Kenya) recorded a time of 25:42.2 for 35th. Redshirt freshman Daniel Bullard (North Olmsted, Ohio) clocked a 26:49.2 to finish 50th. Freshman Andrew Goodwin (Celina, Ohio) rounded out the Kent State contingency with a 59th-place finish in 27:01.6.
Senior Kassandra Meholick (New Cumberland, Ohio) was Kent State's top finisher on the women's side, finishing 36th with a time of 22:20.8. Fifth-year senior Jessica Lhotsky (Medina, Ohio) timed in at 22:33.2. Senior Allison Krupko (Homeworth, Ohio) posted a 22:40.2 for 44th place. Redshirt freshman Hannah Spicer (Canal Winchester, Ohio) took 66th in 23:13.3. Sophomore Melinda Sawnor (Rochester, N.Y.) timed in at 23:18.7 for 67th. Junior Audrey Maheu (Bristolville, Ohio) placed 68th in 23:23.9. Sophomore Brianna Jones (Aurora, Ohio) posted a 24:20.2 to finish in 81st place. Freshman Katelyn Jacobson (Carrollton, Ohio) also competed for the Golden Flashes, posting a time of 26:09.4.