Cross Country Finishes In Top 6 at Spartan Invitational

Cross Country Finishes In Top 6 at Spartan Invitational

East Lansing, Mich. – In a meet that consisted of 26 teams, including five NCAA Division I teams, the Northern Michigan University Cross Country finished sixth overall and second among all NCAA Division II squads.


Senior Katelyn Smith (Gaylord, Mich.), finished the 6K course in a time of 22:31.8 to lead the Wildcats with a 22nd place finish.  Freshman Madison Malon (Grandville, Mich.), was second for the Wildcats, placing 32nd in 22:44.3

  THE TOP 100

Junior Ellise Longley (Bloomington, Minn.) placed 59th, 23:24.9 with senior Hanna Torvi (St. Paul, Minn.) crossing the line at 23:50.1 to place 81st.

Also finishing in the top 100 of the race consisting of 291 runners was sophomore Anna Kelley (Minneapolis, Minn.). Kelly took 92nd place in 24:07.8.


14 more runners also competed for the Wildcats.

Senior Paige Du Bois (Green Bay, Wis.) - 24:17.8 (102nd)

Freshman Meghan Langworthy (Big Rapids, Mich.  - 24:26.0 (112th)

Freshman Paige Saiz (Milford, Mich.) - 24:46.7 (124th)

Sophomore Katrina Salmen (Peshtigo, Wis.) - 24:49.3 (127th)

Freshman Caroline Vegeberg (Fejo, Denmark) – 25:03.8 (139th)

Freshman Emily Sterling (Boyne City, Mich.) – 25:09.3 (151st)

Freshman Morgan Lyon (Traverse City, Mich.) –25:09.8 (152nd)

Freshman Kimberly Carviou (Marinette, Wis. ) - 25:37.6 (170th)

Sophomore Aubrey Friedrich (Lockport, Ill.) – 26:23.3 (202nd)

Sophomore Chrysanthe Patselas (Ann Arbor, Mich.) –26:34.6 (210th)

Freshman Katie Cleven (Harbor Springs, Mich.) – 27:12.8 (224th)

Freshman Delaney Pickett (Jackson, Mich.) –28:22.0 (248th)

Sophomore Carrie Duerksen (Ann Arbor, Mich.) - 28:39.1 (252nd)

Sophomore Sydney Ormsbee (Brighton, Mich.) –28:52.3 (255th)


Among Division II, the Wildcats finished second out of 12 teams, including defeating Saginaw Valley State University and Michigan Technological University. Among the full field, NMU finished behind Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, an unattached Michigan State squad, Ball State University and Bowling Green State University. 


Northern Michigan will now enjoy time off from competition as they do not return to action until September 28 when they head to St. Paul, Minnesota for the Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota.