SVSU has seven all-GLIAC runners

Saginaw Valley State University hosted the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) cross country championship on Oct. 23.

On the men’s team, junior Carlee Stimpfel finished in third place with a time of 24:41.9 while keeping a pace of 4:58 during the 8k.

Sophomore Seth Schafer and freshman Nick Bozarth finished 24th and 25th, respectively.

Schafer ended with a time of 26:37.0 with a pace of 5:21 while Bozarth completed the race with a time of 26:38.2 and the same pace as Schafer.

Thomas Hufton finished the race in 28th place with a 5:22 pace and an overall time of 26:45.4.

Freshman Carter Stoner was the final scoring runner for the Cardinals as he came in 38th, posting a time of 27:02.1 with a pace of 5:26

SVSU ended in fourth place as a team with 102 points at the meet.

Saginaw Valley finished behind Grand Valley which had 25 points, Michigan Tech which, had 76 points and Wayne State, which had 82 points.

Stimpfel was named to the All-GLIAC first team while Schafer achieved All- GLIAC second team honors.

For the women’s 6k, Saginaw Valley finished in second place as a team with 63 points behind Grand Valley which posted a perfect score of 15.

Junior Ariana Wegienka had the best finish for the Cardinals as she ran a time of 22:57.7 with a pace of 6:09 for a ninth, place finish.

Freshmen Alex Keiser and Maddie Isola finished with times of 23:05.5 and 23:06.9, respectively, earning them 12th and 13th place in the event.

Sophomore Lauren Buckners’ time of 23:18.3 gave her the 15th place finish in the event as she paced a time of 6:15. Rounding out the scoring for SVSU was freshman Jenna Picard who finished in 23rd place running a time of 23:41.5 while pacing 6:21.

Wegienka finished the season on the All-GLIAC first team while Keiser, Isola, Buckner and Picard all finished on the All-GLIAC second team.

For the remainder of the season, there is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II (DII) regional meet in Evansville, Illinois on Nov. 6.

Following the regional meet are the NCAA DII championships in Saint Leo, Florida on Nov. 20.


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