Spartan Women takes first place in EMU Fall Classic

DEXTER, Mich. – Led by a first-place team finish for the women’s side, Michigan State’s men’s and women’s cross-country races ended the regular season on Friday afternoon at the EMU Fall Classic.

The Spartan women placed three runners in the top 10 and finished 78 points clear in second place. Junior MadisonPrice crossed the finish line fourth for the Spartans and ran a personal best 5K time of 17:55. Junior Abigail Lee and seniors Alison Ziel also ended up in the top 10 in personal bests with 18:04 (7th place) and 18:05 (8th place).

Four other Michigan State runners recorded top-20 finishes, led by a sophomore Carvey Abbey in the 12th (18:17), Kaya Kuokkanen in the 17th (18:39), Julia Bayt (18:43) in the 18th and Annika Linzmeier in the 19th (18:43). Avery McLean rounded out the Spartan finishers in 21st place (18:51).

For men in the second year Fee Killewald ran 16:02 to lead the Spartans and finished 20th. Hunter Zartmann followed in 21st place with 16:02. Killewald set his personal best while Zartman posted a personal best of over 30 seconds.

“Our crew did an amazing job today by focusing on the process of being a teammate and having a brave mindset,” said the Cross Country/Track & Field director Lisa Breznau.

Next up, the Spartans head to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Big Ten Championships on Friday, October 28th. The women’s race is scheduled for 10:45 am and the men’s race is at 11:45 am. Live streaming is available on B1G+.

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