SVSU’s cross country team held the inaugural Red October invite on Oct. 2 at Saginaw Valley State’s campus.
There were four events hosted at the race: college men 8k, college women 6k, high school 5k and a middle school 2 mile.
Sophomore Carter Stoner led the way for SVSU finishing in seventh place with a time of 26:59.70.
Brendan Nesbitt, a senior at SVSU, finished the race in 13th place 25 seconds after Stoner.
As a team SVSU’s men were able to finish in third place after accumulating 59 points.
The Cardinals had a total time of 2:19:00.00 for their six runners which gave them an average of 27:48.00.
Wayne State and Davenport finished ahead of SVSU while Lake Superior State finished in fourth place.
On the women’s side of the event SVSU was able to finish in third place.
Sophomore Emma Banning finished with a time of 24:51.56 which earned her 12th place and was the best finish for Saginaw Valley.
After 25:20.32 freshman Aubree Sedore fin- ished the race in 18th place followed by junior Emily Buska and freshman Jessica Jablonski moments later.
SVSU finished the race with 89 points and a total time of 2:14:46.36, for an average racer time of 26:57.46.
Wayne State finished in first place while Davenport ended in second and Lake Superior State came in fourth.
Saginaw Valley will compete again on Oct. 9 in Romeoville, Illinois at the Lewis University Crossover.