The Womenís team came away with the Region
title and the menís team came in a close second after being just
edged out by runners from Danville Area Community College. Both
squads saw four team members honored as All-Region runners.
On the womenís side, freshman Erin Layne (Chillicothe) was LCís
top runner to be named All-Region. Layne finished 2nd in the
event with a time of 20:59. Other LC All-Region award winners
included freshman Payton Marr (Clinton, 7th place), sophomore
Markayla Rodgers (Chicago, 9th) and freshman Aurora Board
(Lincoln, 10th). Freshman Tia Wilson (Lincoln) missed All-Region
by one spot with her 11th place finish.
The Menís team was led by freshman Terrell Robinson (Rock
Island) who finished 3rd overall running the 8K course in a time
of 28:07. Other top-ten finishers and All-Region award winners
were freshmen Brian Gichuru (Belleville, 4th), Elijah Grewal (Pagosa
Springs, CO, 8th) and Blake Quandt (Salem, 10th).
LC Coach Brian Herron said, ďI was very pleased at how well we
placed today. We knew the times were going to be slower because
of some major wind so the focus was on place and position. Our
athletes showed a lot of maturity and ran very strategic races.
It was great to see the ladies bring home the team title, but I
am just as proud of our menís team. Both teams are young so the
future looks very bright for our programs.Ē
The Cross Country teams will be in action next on November the
11th at the NJCAA National Meet hosted by Iowa Central.