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Cross Country Teams Open Season At Spartan Invitational

Cross Country Teams Open Season At Spartan Invitational


EVENT: Spartan Invitational

LOCATION: East Lansing, Michigan (Michigan State University)

RECAP: The Northwood University cross country teams opened their 2016 by competing in the Spartan Invitational Friday night (September 16).


  • No team scoring was taken at the event, which featured runner from across all divisions of collegiate athletics.
  • The men's team was led by the duo of Tyler Jensen (Ovid, Mich./Ovid-Elsie) and Will Moench (Holland, Mich. / West Ottawa). Jensen finished 156th with a time of 27:35.
  • Right behind Jensen was Moench, who clocked a 27:37 to place 157th.
  • A total of 410 runners took part in the men's event.
  • On the women's side, Northwood was led by Jennifer McKenna (Orchard Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Northern). She ran a 25:57 to place 217th overall.
  • Jacqueline Reneaud (Goodrich, Mich.) placed 254th with a time of 27:00.
  • A total of 366 athletes took part in the women's race.


  • Northwood will compete at the Grand Rapids Community College Invitational Friday (September 23).