EMU - Eagles Dominate in Home Meet
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DEXTER, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — Eastern Michigan University's men's cross country team finished the EMU Fall Classic in traditional Eagle fashion, claiming the first four spots in Friday, Oct. 25's race.
Senior Grzegorz Kalinowski (Torun, Poland-Nicholas Copernicus University) paced all harriers in the meet, crossing the finish line in 15:13.8. Fellow classmate Harry Dixon (Nelson, New Zealand-Nayland College) followed shortly after to nab a second place finish with a 15:15.5 mark, while sophomore Willy Fink (Maumee, Ohio-Maumee) and redshirt-junior Warren Witchell (Williamstar, Mich.-Dansville) in close pursuit to close out the top-four times.
The Green and White landed four more competitors in the top half of the field, with redshirt-junior Ian Hancke (Haslett, Mich.-Haslett), junior Cameron Trinh (Oakland, Calif.-Skyline), and sophomores Austin Lane (Greenwich, N.Y.-Greenwich Central) and William Trice (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Forest Hills Northern) all finishing under the 16-minute mark.
Overall, Head Coach John Goodridge was extremely pleased with his squad's effort. "Today's race was used as a controlled training effort for most of our MAC squad to finish off a good week of training while a few others trained this morning. We'll get back to work tomorrow morning as we continue our preparation," explained Coach Goodridge.
The Eagles will get to show off their cumulative work throughout the season next week when they travel to Bowling Green, Ohio for the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2. The squad is not only chasing after a first-place finish, but doing so would give the team a four-peat of the title. It would also put Coach Goodridge in a tie for most MAC championship titles with legendary EMU head coach Bob Parks's nine titles.
The MAC Championships will start at 11 a.m. at Bowling Green State University.
EMU Individual Results
1. Kalinowski, Grzegorz 15:13.8
2. Dixon, Harry 15:15.5
3. Fink, Willy 15:16.0
4. Witchell, Warren 15:16.9
12. Hancke, Ian 15:29.3
24. Lane, Austin 15:46.6
25. Trinh, Cameron 15:49.6
26. Trice, William 15:50.3
37. Trefz, Nick 16:17.2
52. Strycker, Clay 16:53.4
54. Wynsma, Brandon 17:14.3