The women would start the day with a 6k, and to lead off for them would be Stephanie Paul (26:12, 11th) just shy of a medal! To follow would be: Hannah Beitzinger (29:08, 52nd), Savannah McCray (29:31, 57th), Nicole Haffey (29:37, 59th), Shawna Siefker (30:18, 70th), and Catherine Fadden (31:18, 80th). They would place 8th out of 9 teams!
The men would follow with an 8k race. This would follow the same course as the women with an extra 2k loop added on. Jack Randall (27:33, 2nd) would lead the way with an incredible runner up finish! Kyle Klingler (27:48, 6th) would also grab a top 10 spot and an award. The rest of the top 7 would follow: Sean Kane (28:47, 13th), Joey Stimler (29:47.4, 29th), Andrew Patty (29:47.6, 30th), Matt Ridinger (30:39, 44th), and Karl Mueller (30:52, 53rd). The men would place 3rd out of 9 teams.
This was probably the best performance from the UC Running Club in history for MC5. A fantastic way to start the NIRCA season!
Results Link will be added once they are on NIRCA's site.