CMU - Ghena, Parks Continue Strong Starts at Spartan Invitational
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East Lansing, Mich. – A pair of runners on both the men’s and women’s side posted top-10 finishes for the Central Michigan cross country program at the Spartan Invitational Friday afternoon.
Sophomore Nate Ghena ran a career-best 24:58 in the 8k men’s race to finish fifth, while junior Ethan Lievense came across the finish line nine seconds later at 25:07 for a seventh place finish.
Senior Krista Parks also continued her strong start to the 2013 campaign with an eighth place finish in the women’s 6k race, crossing the finish line with a time of 21:32. Sophomore Kelly Schubert bested her personal record by a whole minute to finish 10th at 21:47.
The Chippewas added a pair of runners in the top 20 on the women’s side as junior Abbey Kelto finished 18th at 22:14 and sophomore Alyssa Dyer finished 19th at 22:39. Freshman Esther Bell finished 24th in her first career 6k race with a time of 22:56.
The cross country program will return to competition on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn.