OVERVIEW – NORTHWOOD INVITE
LOCATION: Midland, Mich. – Fisher Family Trails
RECAP: The Northwood University cross country teams opened their 2019 season by hosting the Northwood Invite Saturday (September 7).
INSIDE THE WOMEN'S RACE (5,000 METERS)
- Northwood placed fourth overall in the women's event with a team score of 113.
- Regional powers Saginaw Valley and Northern Michigan tied for first with 32 points, followed by Ashland with 82 points. Lake Superior State totaled 122 points.
- A total of 64 runners competed in the race, with Morgan Fuerst of SVSU coming out on top (18:17.6).
- Lainey Veenkant – Ninth overall: 19.10.8 (first career race)
- Amanda Aquinaga – 27th: 20:27.2 (personal-best)
- Madison Brooks – 30th: 20:36.8
- Katherine Wozniak – 35th: 21:01.2
- Amanda Kalkman – 50th: 23:09.2
INSIDE THE MEN'S RACE (6,000 METERS)
- Northwood placed third with a team score of 59.
- Saginaw Valley was the overall winner at 26, followed by Ashland at 53. Lake Superior State was fourth at 118.
- A total of 55 runners competed in the race. CarLee Stimpfel of SVSU was the winner at 18:24.6
- Parker Hayes – Seventh overall: 19:14.5
- Eric Poth – Ninth: 19:16.2
- Trestin Mancillas-Finnerty – 11th: 19:18.0
- Seth Schafer – 18th: 19.36.6 (first career race)
- Brandon Boyd – 20th: 19:44.5 (first career race)
- Netunji Paige – 21st: 19:48.2
- Josiah Morse – 24th: 20:05.8
- Andrew Wendler – 28th: 20:25.7
- Adam Murray – 37th: 21:37.4 (first career race)
- Northwood will travel to Michigan State University Friday (September 13) for the Spartan Invitational.