Eagles Cross Nation Opens 2022 Season Robust at Central Michigan

September 3, 2022

SHEPHERD, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – The Japanese Michigan males’s and girls’s cross nation groups opened up their season with a primary and second place end, respectively, on the Jeff Drenth Memorial hosted by Central Michigan College Sept. 2. On the Chippewas’ 5K course, the Eagles positioned seven runners within the high ten.

“It was a stable day for us,” stated Director/Head Coach Sue Parks. “At the moment was all about getting again into the swing of racing and getting a place to begin to construct on. We all know that we have now rather a lot to work on however I am happy with the hassle of each our women and men. It will likely be thrilling to see how our workforce develops all through the season.”

“It was nice to see the blokes get out and race, a number of new faces sporting the Japanese uniform was thrilling,” stated Head Coach Mark Rinker. “We had a number of optimistic races right this moment, we’re doing a little various things in coaching and seeing the place we’re at. I used to be impressed by the freshman, they ran with confidence. We executed the race plan effectively so it was nice to get the person win with Vinny and the workforce win!”

The boys’s workforce was led by senior Baldvin Magnusson (Akureyri, Iceland-Hull College), who crossed the end line first in 14:57.4, 10 seconds forward of the second place finisher. Fellow senior and captain Eddie Zuercher (Rocky River, Ohio-Rocky River) joined Magnusson within the high 5, inserting fifth total in 15:24.2. The boys’s newcomers additionally had sturdy performances, with freshmen Kian Wiles (Hull, England-St. Mary’s School) and Sam Peterson (Charlevoix, Mich.-Charlevoix) positioned fourth and seventh respectively.

On the ladies’s aspect, senior Esme Davies (Lake District, England-Queen Elizabeth Grammar College) led the best way for the Eagles, inserting second in 18:13.3. Cross nation newcomers junior Religion Rono (Eldoret, Kenya-Center Tennessee State) (seventh), and senior Julia Pleskaczynska (Lublin, Poland-Excessive College No. III them. Union of Lublin-Boise State College) (tenth) rounded out the Eagles’ high ten finishers.

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Males’s Group Outcomes

1. Japanese Michigan 29

2. Central Michigan 69

3. Michigan State 75

4. Hope 122

5. Alma 187

6. Grand Rapids CC 196

7. Cleary 202

EMU Particular person Outcomes

1. Baldvin Magnusson 14:57.4

4. Kian Wiles 15:16.3

5. Eddie Zuercher 15:24.2

7. Sam Peterson 15:35.8

11. Muaad Abdulaziz 15:47.9

12. Joey Furlong 15:49.4

14. Toby Gualter 15:55.1

23. Linus Vennemann 16:14.9

30. Josh Hill 16:27.2

Ladies’s Group Outcomes

1. Central Michigan 21

2. Japanese Michigan 43

3. Michigan State 70

4. Hope 104

5. Alma 166

6. Grand Rapids CC 169

EMU Particular person Outcomes

2. Esme Davies 18:13.3

7. Religion Rono 18:34.2

10. Julia Pleskaczynska 18:41.8

11. Sofia Ivanko 18:54.1

16. Tabatha Walford 19:12.0

26. Marta Moreno 19:41.8

28. Kaitlyn St. Bernard 19:47.6

37. Kiera Hansen 20:24.2

50. Elena Wheeler 21:03.0

63. Cara Weber 22:15.6


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