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Cross Country Concludes Season at Midwest Regionals

Cross Country Concludes Season at Midwest Regionals

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The Lake Erie College cross country team concluded their 2015 season at the Midwest Regionals held in Evansville, Ind. Saturday (Nov. 7).

The women ran a 6k while the men ran a 10k.

Dalton Graham (Gomer, Ohio/Columbus Grove) had the top finish for the Storm men, finishing in 50th place with a time of 32:31.86. Graham's time was the second best all-time by a Storm runner at Regionals. Brandon Green (Eastlake, Ohio/North) placed 88th with a time of 33:12.09.  Vince Horning (Stow, Ohio/Stow) took 95th with a time of 33:18.81.  Jordan Pritchard (Painesville, Ohio/Lake Catholic) finished 99th with a time of 33:22.97.  Logan Ebersole (Chesterville, Ohio/Highland) rounded out the top five for the Storm in 148th with a time of 34:19.48.  George Lesnak (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood) took 171st with a time of 35:03.05 while Wade Elmore (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) placed 203rd with a time of 37:06.40.

The top-five times for the Storm placed them in 17th place out of 31 schools.  The finish is the best by the Storm men in program history. 

Gina Henley (Akron, Ohio/Akron HS) had the top finish for the Storm women, taking 178th with a time of 24:58.87.  Taylor Ritchie (Salem, Ohio/United Local) finished just behind Henley in 179th with a time of 24:59. 17.  The previous top time for the Storm at Regionals was 25:17. Aleea Volkman (Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon) finished in 190th with a time of 25:37.63 while Catherine Biesel (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) finished 198th with a time of 25:58.34.  Aneesa Volkman (Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon) rounded out the top five with a time of 26:00.34 to place 199th.  Hailey VanHoy (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) placed 210th with a time of 26:46.99 while Hailey Wetzel (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South) finished 211th with a time of 26:47.70.

As a team, the Storm finished 29th.