Wayne State Men's Cross Country Records Third Place Finish At GLIAC Championships

Wayne State Men's Cross Country Records Third Place Finish At GLIAC Championships

Provided by Wayne State


Oct. 22, 2011

Ashland, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, the Wayne State University men's cross country team ran to a third place finish at the GLIAC Championships.

The 8k race hosted by Ashland University saw junior Kevin deBear (Plymouth, Mich. / Salem) lead the Warriors with a seventh place showing (26:00.26) earning him All-GLIAC First Team honors for the first time in his career. Senior Alex Townsend (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Farmington) garnered All-GLIAC Second Team accolades after tallying an 11th place performance (26:13.66).

“I'm proud of Kevin and Alex,” coach Rick Cummins said. “They ran great. Our team was good today, but we will be better in two weeks at the regional race.”

Juniors Jimmy Maloney (Wyandotte, Mich. / Wyandotte Roosevelt) (26:37.19) and Travis Barczak (Williamston, Mich. / Williamston) (26:39.34) placed 23rd and 25th, respectively.

Sophomore Nick Jackson (Washington, Mich. / Romeo) came across the finish line next for WSU in 31st with a time of 26:54.32, while junior Jason Smith (Canton, Mich. / Salem) (27:05.64) and freshman Nick Culbertson (Clinton Twp., Mich. / Dakota) (27:10.08) ended the race in 38th and 41st, correspondingly.

Junior Matt Devey (Canton, Mich. / Salem) rounded out the Warrior contingent in the top 50th in 47th with a time of 27:15.03. Junior Phil Baldick (Macomb, Mich. / Dakota) tallied a 51st place showing with a time of 27:25.28, while junior Doug Mack (Lake Orion, Mich. / Lake Orion) recorded a 59th place mark (27:44.26).

NEXT RACE: NCAA Midwest Regional hosted by Ferris State University on Nov. 5.

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