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Cross Country Competes at Spartan Invitational

Cross Country Competes at Spartan Invitational


EVENT: Spartan Invitational

LOCATION: East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State University

RECAP: The Northwood University cross country teams competed in the Spartan Invitational (September 9).


  • Team scores were not available in the results for the college sections of the meet.
  • The Northwood men were led by junior Dylan Rocha with a time of 27:29.5 to finish in 85th place. Rocha was registered in 236th place at the mile mark and passed 151 runners throughout the remainder of the race.
  • Freshman Brian Patrick finished three places behind Rocha in 88th place with a time of 27:30.9. Patrick picked off 127 people after coming through the first mile in 215th place.
  • The men's top five runners passed an average of 76 people from the first mile on.
  • A total of 364 runners completed the men's 8k loop.
  • The Northwood women were led by Morgan Bolinger, who completed the 6k course in 26:49.3 for 175th place. This is her first time as the No. 1 runner for the Timberwolves.
  • Freshman Madison Brooks finished shortly after Bolinger for 177th place with a time of 26:51.6.
  • The women averaged to pass over 15 people from the mile mark to the finish.
  • A total of 290 runners completed the women's 6k loop.


  • Northwood will compete in the GLIAC/GLVC Crossover at Lewis University Saturday (October 7).