LANSING, Michigan – The Columbus State Community College cross country team competed in the Region XII DIII Championships on Saturday afternoon at Grand Woods Park. The men's team finished second behind Kellogg Community College in the DIII race.
Leading the scoring effort for the men was Kyle Roach, who finished fourth among DIII runners in the 8k race with a career best time of 28:24.9.
According to coach Dustin Iacovone, he is pleased how the weekend turned out. "The guys ran great and I think the results show we are a top 10 team in the country. We had quite a few PRs today but even the guys who didn't PR had great races. I'm really proud of Kyle for getting all-Region as well."
For the women's 5k race, Maribel Nava finished with a time of 26:53.4 for ninth place. "Maribel is tough. She has no one at the line with her but it doesn't bother her and she just runs her race. I was happy to see her PR this weekend," said Iacovone.
On Sat, Nov. 3, the Cougars will compete at the NJCAA DIII Cross Country National Championships, held in Westfield, Massachusetts.