Eastern Michigan University Athletics – Men’s Cross Country Takes Ninth at Great Lakes Regional
Men’s Cross Country Takes Ninth at Great Lakes Regional
Vollmar paces EMU with a 17th place finish in the 10K race
11/14/2009 10:46:20 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University men’s cross country team wrapped up action Saturday afternoon, Nov. 14, at the 2009 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, as the Eagles finished ninth as a team with 232 points in the 10,000-meter event.

The University of Wisconsin took home the Great Lakes Regional title, placing two in the top five to finish with just 62 points.

The Eagles placed second among all Mid-American Conference schools, as the MAC champions from Kent State University placed sixth with 192 points. The Eagles finished second among Michigan schools, as Michigan State University took runner-up with 128 points. The Eagles bested Washtenaw County rival the University of Michigan by one spot, as the Wolverines took 10th with 259 points.

Like he’s done in every other meet this season, senior captain Curtis Vollmar (Grand Blanc, Mich.-Grand Blanc) paced the Eagles on the day, as he placed 17th overall with a time of 31:28.51 (5:05 per-mile).

True freshman Terefe Ejigu (Mount Cook, Wellington-Wellington-New Zealand) had a stellar performance in his first ever Great Lakes Regional, as he placed 25th overall with a time of 31:49.98 (5:08 per-mile).

Senior captain R.P. White (Hillsdale, Mich.-Hillsdale) and sophomore Austin Hendrix (Sylvania, Ohio-Northview) were the next two EMU harriers to cross the finish line, as the pair finished 42nd and 72nd, respectively.

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