GVSU - Men's Cross Country Finshes Seventh at NCAA Championship

GVSU - Men's Cross Country Finshes Seventh at NCAA Championship

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JOPLIN, Mo. – The Grand Valley State men’s cross country team had three runners finish in the Top 50 to place seventh at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championship at the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex on the campus of Missouri Southern State.

Senior Stephen Fuelling (Milford, Mich.) paced the Lakers with a 16th-place finish and a career-best 10K time of 30:02.9. Fuelling is the GLIAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year after finishing first at the GLIAC Championship.

Classmate Jake Isaacson (Menominee, Mich.) crossed the finish line next for GVSU in 33rd place with a time of 30:15.2.

Fuelling earns USTFCCCA (United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) All-American honors for the second straight season for his Top 40 finish while Issacson will also pick up his first All-American recognition.

With a time of 30:45.8, junior Josh Moskalewski (Allendale, Mich.) finished in 53rd place, while freshman Joe Duff (Grand Haven, Mich.) placed 65th with a time of 31:03.2. Junior Brent Showerman (South Lyon, Mich.) rounded out the scorers for GVSU, placing 82nd with a time of 31:06.4.

Sophomore Alan Peterson (Ironwood, Mich.) and freshman Spencer Pageau (Jackson, Mich.) both competed for the Lakers, finishing with times of 31:27.5 and 35:51.4, respectively.

Adams State took home the National Championship with all five runners finishing in the Top 15. Colorado Mines took second, while Alaska Anchorage placed third.

Check out our 2012 NCAA Cross Country Finals Coverage Page