(NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania) – The Lake Erie cross country team had a successful day at the Bill Lennox Invitational hosted by Slippery Rock on Saturday. All three runners recorded personal bests and one took home some hardware with a top 10 finish.
Logan Carter was responsible for that highlight as he finished eighth in the men's 8,000 meter race. Carter clocked in with a time of 28:07, a new personal record by 1:29. Conner Jeffers crossed the finish line just under the 33-minute mark at 32:59 to set his PR by 37 seconds. He placed 29th individually.
On the women's side, Natalie Thoss ran the 6,000 in 28:51 to break her old record by 32 seconds. She placed 43rd in the individual standings.
"The team ran really well today. We are seeing the consistency in training begin to pay off as we start to taper their legs," said Assistant Coach Dalton Graham. "I am proud of Natalie running hard through less than ideal conditions in 45 degrees and rain. She had a big PR for a 6K!
"The duo of guys were able to run PR's as well. The race of the day for the Storm has to be Logan Carter's 1 minute and 29 second PR. He put himself in the race, competed well throughout, and earned himself some hardware with a top 10 finish. We will continue to taper as we aim to peak at the conference meet in two weeks."
The G-MAC Championships will take place in two weeks just down the road in Pepper Pike at Ursuline on Saturday, Oct. 26.