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XC Races Out of the Gate at Season-Opening Tifin/'Berg Invite

XC Races Out of the Gate at Season-Opening Tifin/'Berg Invite

PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- The 2010 cross country season got underway on Saturday (Sept. 4)  for the Lake Erie College teams at the unscored Tiffin University/Heidelberg University Short Course Invitational in Tiffin, Ohio. 

The women ran a two-mile loop, while the men competed in a four-mile race.  Lake Erie and Ohio Dominican University joined co-hosts Tiffin and Heidelberg in the event.

Highlighting the Storm's performance for the women were junior Allison Wright (Columbus, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) and sophomore Sammie Smith (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick). Wright placed seventh with a time of 13:08, while Smith was one spot behind in 13:15.

On the men's side, sophomore Cody Lancaster (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) placed 10th in 21:22. Freshman Nick Chlad (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) was 16th with a time of 21:47 for the Storm, who were without their two of their top runners due to injury.

Nex tup for the Storm will be a trip to Erie, Pa. for the Penn State-Behrend Invitational.

-LEC-