PAINESVILLE, OHIO - On a soaked and muddy course at the Methodist Theological School and Delaware Golf Club, the Lake Erie College men's cross country team placed 33rd overall at the annual All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships on Friday (Oct. 2). The finish is the highest ever by the Storm.
Junior Kyle Griffith (Painesville, Ohio/Harvey/Capital) led the way, finishing 116th individually out of 269 runners in a time of 28:55.6. Freshman Cody Lancaster (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) was next at 154th place in a time of 29:36.7.
They were the only two Lake Erie runners to break the 30-minute mark.
Freshman Devin O'Neill (Concord, Ohio/Mentor) ran the race in 31:44.1, followed by sophomore Zach Adams (Dellroy, Ohio/Carrollton) at 32:49.8, freshman David Gobrogge (Akron, Ohio/Green) at 32:52.3 and freshman Craig Gerber (Fremont, Ohio/Clyde) at 33:38.1.
Ohio State won the event, which features teams from every school in Ohio in every division and affiliation (NCAA and NAIA), with a team score of 28. Malone University was second with 76. The Storm's total of 960 was 10th among comparable schools (Division II/NAIA).
The team is off until Oct. 16 when it competes in the Wilmington Fall Classic at Wilmington College.