CMU - Men Finish Fifth in Division at Notre Dame Invite

CMU - Men Finish Fifth in Division at Notre Dame Invite

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The women's and men's cross country teams battled through wind and temperatures in the 50s to finish third and fifth, respectively, in their division at the Adidas Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational Friday afternoon.

Senior Raeanne Lohner led the way for the Chippewas, whose five-runner scoring line-up all set career records. Lohner finished in third overall with a career-best time of 17:50 on the rain-soaked 5K course to lead the Chippewas, as winds gusted up to 40 miles per hour. 

A pack of Chippewas crossed the line just moments later, as senior Holly Anderson finished eighth in a career-fastest 18:04, freshman Breanne Lesnar clocked in at 18:06 in her first race as an attached runner, and junior Charnele Lyons finished 11th in a career-best 18:07.

Junior Maddie Ribant rounded out the scoring line-up for the Chippewas with a 30th place finish in career-fastest 18:32. 

The Maroon and Gold finished with 61 points between the five runners, trailing first-place Grand Valley State (40) and second-place Northwestern (56) in the 20-team Gold Division.

The men's team was led by sophomore Tecumseh Adams, who finished the 8K race in 25:11. Junior Jason Drudge finished 20th in 25:37. Sophomore Nathan Huff ran a career-fastest 25:58 to finish 37th, edging out by fractions of a second his freshman teammate Kyle Stacks, who finished 38th in his first collegiate race.

Redshirt freshman Ethan Lievense finished 44th in 26:04 to complete the Central Michigan scoring line-up.

The men finished with a total of 143 points, good for fifth amongst the 20 teams in the division. Grand Valley State finished first (45), followed by Windsor (50), North-Central College (67) and Calvin College (133).

The Chippewas are next in action next Friday at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships in Hillsdale. Race times have yet to be announced.