Ferris State Cross Country Teams Wrap Up Fall Action At NCAA Regional Championships
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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's cross country teams wrapped up the 2014 campaign by taking part in the 2014 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships held Saturday (Nov. 22) at Angel Mounds in Evansville, Ind.
The FSU men's squad placed seventh overall in the large regional field by totaling 291 points while the women's squad was 14th overall with 398 points. A total of nearly 30 schools took part in the Midwest Regional hosted by the University of Southern Indiana.
Senior Andrew Harper led the men's squad by placing 19th overall in the event with a time of 31:18 in the 10K race. He was followed by junior Lucas Copi in 37th place (32:15) as FSU placed two runners in the top 40 overall of more than 200 participants.
Sophomore Logan Hammer narrowly missed a top 40 finish as he came in 41st overall at 32:21 followed by junior Spencer Gerber in 78th place at 33:14 overall. The Bulldogs' Hunter Nivison was 116th (34:07) with freshman Jake Morey 118th (34:08) and sophomore Kyle Richardson 127th (34:26).
In the women's race, FSU sophomore Samantha Humphrey came in 54th overall (22:34) with junior Ashley Hamilton close behind in 58th place (22:40). Junior Emily Haynes was 62nd (22:47) with sophomore Alyssa Cummings 92nd (23:22) in the field.
Senior Kayla Smith took 130th place (24:01), sophomore Jeanne Wilson placed 140th (24:10) and junior Paige Koskinen came in 164th (24:55) for the Bulldogs.
A total of 211 runners ran in the women's regional 6K race.
This year's regional, which consisted of teams from the Great Lakes Valley Conference, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and Great Midwest Athletic Conference, featured 15 men's and women's teams that were either ranked in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Top 25 or receiving votes.
The Ferris State men's and women's cross country teams were guided this fall by former Bulldog standout and local native Jared Kelsh, who is serving as the interim head coach.