LCCC Men Capture NJCAA Region 12 Championships

Mackenzie Deibel

October 31, 2020 — Lorain County Community College competed in the NJCAA Region 12 Meet in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday, October 31. Under ideal running conditions (50 degrees, sunny, dry course), the Commodore men had their best race of the shortened 2020 season, as all 5 men ran season best times. Mackenzie Deibel (Bay) led the way for LCCC, finishing second among DIII runners with a time of 28:28 for the 8K course. Charlie Yonts (Firelands) was close behind, finishing third with a time of 29:22. Deibel and Yonts were named to the NJCAA DIII All Regional Team for their efforts. The LCCC men were named Regional Champions as Kellogg Community College was unable to field a full team. Kellogg’s Brian Frazee was the individual Region 12 DIII Champion, finishing in a time of 27:26. There were also nine DI and DII teams at the regional race; the Commodores were able to defeat four of those teams, a fantastic accomplishment.

The LCCC Men’s results were as follows:

Mackenzie Deibel (Bay) 2nd place *28:28
Charlie Yonts (Firelands) 3rd place *29:22
Seth Killinger (Clearview) 5th place *31:13
Devin Baumgartner (Amherst Steele) 7th place *32:11
Matthew Kirsch (Amherst Steele) 8th place *32:14

*Season Best Time

On the women’s DIII side, the Commodores fell 20-35 to a strong Kellogg Community College team. Kellogg’s Hannah Wilkinson took individual honors in DIII with a time of 20:43 for the 5K distance. LCCC’s Kelsey Gannon (Avon) led the way for the Commodores, finishing 4th among DIII runners with a time of 22:00.

The LCCC Women’s results were as follows:

Kelsey Gannon (Avon) 2nd place 22:00
Mackenzie Glass (Brookside)  5th place 23:51
Ally Marzsal (Avon)    7th place 25:00
Marissa Meyers (Brookside) 9th place *26:19
Erin Konrad (Vermilion)   10th place *27:26

*Season Best Time