Cross country competes at Spartan Invitational | Central Michigan Life
Cross country competes at Spartan Invitational
By Aaron McMann || September 21, 2009

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Tags: cross country, men’s cross country, women’s cross country

Senior Riak Mabil took ninth place (25 minutes, 9 seconds) in his first run of the season Friday to lead the men’s cross country team at the Spartan Invitational.

“Riak’s just Riak — you love watching him race,” assistant coach Matt Kaczor said. “He just really stuck his nose in there, and that’s what we’re looking for.”

Mabil ran almost a minute faster than he did last year in East Lansing, when he finished with a time of 26:01. The men ran an 8K race.

Beyond that, the Chippewas had one other runner in a top 30 dominated by Michigan State University (10 runners), Grand Valley State University (eight), and Eastern Michigan University (six).

“We have to learn how to close that gap over the next couple of meets,” said director and head coach Wille Randolph.

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