Cross Country

Head Coach: Jim Powers
Phone: (440) 366-7652
jpowers@lorainccc.edu
  

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2016 Men's and Women's Varsity Cross Country Team

2016 LCCC Cross Country Team
Front Row: Heather Wigton, Alexandros Nicolaou, Jaime Irizarry, Cory Mills. Second Row: Head Coach Jim Powers, Stephen Mendak, Brendan Kilbane, Joshua Hass, Micah Jones, Sam Cerny, Asst Coach Michelle Clark (missing: Savannah Skocic)


Schedules and Results 

Cross Country Team Schedule - 2016-17 Season


News & Announcements





NJCAA DIII National Championships – 11/12/16

The Lorain County Community College Commodores Men’s Cross Country Team finished 11th out of 25 full teams at the NJCAA DIII National Championship Meet held at Finger Lakes Community College on Saturday November 12th. There were also 13 incomplete teams competing.

Mens 8K Race (181 finishers)
41. Sam Cerny 31:16
47. Micah Jones 31:30
74. Alex Nicholaou 32:29
78. Brendan Kilbane 32:40
99. Josh Hass
34:01
139. Stephen Mendak 37:16
140. Corey Mills 37:24

Women’s 5K (118 in team race)
37. Heather Wigton 22:56


Region XII Cross Country Championships – 10/29/16

The Lorain County Community College Commodores competed in the NJCAA Region 12 Cross Country Meet in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday, October 29. The men finished 9th overall out of 12 complete teams in the region, there were also 4 incomplete teams competing. The Commodores finished 2nd place behind Columbus State in the DIII division (they defeated Columbus State when only counting DIII competitors). Sam Cerny (3rd) and Micah Jones (4th) earned All Region honors for Division III. The Commodores are currently 9th in the latest national rankings. Heather Wigton competed for LCCC in the Women’s 5K race, finishing 45th out of 73 runners in the team race. She was 5th among DIII runners, just missing All Region honors for the top 4 finishers.  The team competes next at the NJCAA DIII National Championship Meet in Canandaigua New York on November 12th.

Men 8K (91 in team race)
30. Sam Cerny 28:48 (3rd DIII) 
34. Micah Jones 29:12 (4th DIII)
53. Alex Nicolaou 30:42
57. Brendan Kilbane 30:57
73. Josh Hass 32:50
79. Cory Mills 34:47
88. Stephen Mendak 38:32

Women’s 5K (73 in team race)
45. Heather Wigton 22:32 (5th DIII)


Oberlin Interregional Rumble – 10/15/16

The Lorain County Community College Commodores competed in the Oberlin College Interregional Rumble cross country meet on Saturday, October 15th. The men took 9th place out of 11 teams entered in the Open race.
Men’s 8K (165 runners)
52. Sam Cerny 28:25
67. Micah Jones 28:47
101. Alex Nicolaou 30:05
113. Brendan Kilbane 30:40
124. Josh Hass 31:17
154. Cory Mills 34:28
163. Stephen Mendak 40:17

Heather Wigton turned in personal best 26:14 in the Women’s 6K Open race, placing 67th out of 151 runners. Wigton was the only junior college runner in the race!


All Ohio Cross Country Championships – 9/30/16

The LCCC Commodores competed at the All Ohio Cross Country Championships hosted by Cedarville University on Friday, September 30. Conditions were rainy, windy, muddy and the men’s 8K varsity race was delayed at the last minute because of lightening in the area. The race was postponed for 40 minutes. The LCCC men finished 41st out of 42 teams. The LCCC women competed in the women’s varsity 6K race. All collegiate divisions were included in the races. The Commodores will compete next at the Oberlin College Interregional Rumble on October 15th.

Men’s 8K (287 runners)
218. Sam Cerny 29:38
238. Micah Jones 30:41
251. Brendan Kilbane 32:04
252. Alex Nicolaou 32:07
267. Josh Hass 34:03
271. Cory Mills 35:18

Women’s 6K (285 runners)
193. Savannah Skocic 25:33
268. Heather Wigton 28:36


Columbus State Invitational – 9/24/16

The Lorain County Community College Commodores Cross Country team competed at the Columbus State Invitational on Saturday,September 24th. The men finished 3rd out of 3 full teams, scoring 49 points. Capital University won the men’s race with 34 points, followed by Notre Dame College with 39 points. Columbus State and Urbana did not have full teams. Mike Matuszak (unattached) was the individual winner of the men’s race in 27:04. Savannah Skocic and Heather Wigton ran in the women’s 6K race for LCCC, won by Mackenzie Myers of Capital University in 24:02. The course was shortened slightly due to some rough areas around the start. The Commodores will compete next in the All Ohio Collegiate Cross Country Championships at Cedarville University on September 30th.

Men’s 8K (27 runners)
5. Sam Cerny 28:42
8. Micah Jones 29:23
14. Alex Nicolaou 30:22
15. Brendan Kilbane 30:36
18. Josh Hass 32:02
25. Cory Mills 34:33
27. Stephen Mendak 42:19

Women’s 6K (31 runners)
7. Savannah Skocic 25:16
23. Heather Wigton 27:29


Bruce Bridgeman Cross Country Invitational – 9/10/16 

The LCCC Commodores competed at the Bruce Bridgeman Cross Country Invitational hosted by Finger Lakes Community College on Saturday, September 10. On a very hilly course, with temperatures in the 90’s, the LCCC men finished in 3rd place out of 10 teams, scoring 96 points. There were 79 runners in the men’s race. LeMoyne College won the meet with 22 points. Freshmen Sam Cerny(7th place) and Micah Jones(10th place) led the Commodores.

Men’s 8K (79 runners)
7. Sam Cerny 32:03
10. Micah Jones 32:55
18. Brendan Kilbane 34:24
34. Josh Hass 36:49
38. Alex Nicolaou 38:08
40. Cory Mills 39:06

Women’s 5K (59 runners)
29. Heather Wigton 26:46.


Ric Sayre Invitational – 9/2/16

Lorain County Community College kicked off their cross country season at the Ric Sayre Cross Country Invitational hosted by Walsh University on Friday. Schools included LCCC, Walsh, Mount Union, Lake Erie College and Point Park. The LCCC men finished 5th out of 5 teams. Walsh won the men’s race with 29 points.

Men’s 8K
(74 runners)
Overall Winner: Mark Hadley, Walsh 25:02
LCCC Men
41. Sam Cerny 28:50
57. Micah Jones 30:56
58. Brendan Kilbane 31:23
65. Alex Nicolaou 32:24
71. Josh Hass 33:27
73. Cory Miller 35:01

Heather Wigton was the lone LCCC runner in the women’s 5K race, won by Walsh with 25 points.
Women’s 5K (49 runners)
Overall Winner: Tori Reeves, Walsh 18:35
LCCC Woman
46. Heather Wigton 24:42

The LCCC Commodores compete next at the Bruce Bridgman Invitational hosted by Finger lakes Community College on Saturday, September 10.