The Spartans competed at the ninth annual , Friday, Sept. 5 against a small batch of teams including: University of Oregon, University of Portland, Portland State and American University.
In the women’s 5K race, the Spartans came out on top, sweeping the top five with Rachele Schulist in first at 19:38 at a 5:16 mile pace, Leah O’Connor in second at 19:53 and 5:20 pace and Lindsay Clark in third at 20:11 and a 5:25 pace.
In the men’s 8K race, Oregon came out on top with Edward Cheserek, 2013 NCAA Champion, leading the way to a 24:24 finish, running at a 4:55 mile pace.
MSU’s Caleb Rhynard finished close behind in third place at 24:28 with a 4:56 pace. Ben Carruthers finished seventh at 24:39, a 4:58 pace.
Unofficially, the women finished in first, while the men finished in second.
Alexa McCarthy is the host of the Last Leg for Impact Sports.
Photo: Michigan State University Cross Country