Ferris Runners Take Part In SVSU Invitational

Ferris Runners Take Part In SVSU Invitational
FSU's Sarah Creed (left) and Alex Bladecki (left) led the Bulldogs at the SVSU Cardinal Invitational

Big Rapids, Mich. - Selected members of the Ferris State University men's and women's cross country teams took part in the Saginaw Valley State Cardinal Invitational on Friday (Sept. 25) at University Center, Mich.

The Bulldog women's squad had three members competing while the men's team had four runners compete and therefore did not have enough participants to figure into the team scoring race.

FSU junior Sarah Creed (Saginaw/Swan Valley) placed 24th overall in the field of 78 women's runners as she was clocked in a time of 23:55.8 on the 5K course. 

Freshman Avery Larson (Flint/Powers) finished 36th in the field (24:31.2) and sophomore Elizabeth Troost (Traverse City/West) came in 57th (26:05.5) for the Bulldog women.  Lia Jones of Oakland University was the women's overall winner (21:53.5).

The Bulldog men's top finisher was freshman Alex Bladecki (Bay City, Mich./Western), who took 29th (27:16.6) among a field of 83 participants.  The men's race was captured by Addis Habtewold of Lansing Community College (25:23.0).

Next up for FSU was freshman Michael Schulte (Weidman, Mich./Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart) in 40th place (27:44.2) with freshman Andrew Campbell (Brownstown, Mich./Woodhaven) placing 46th (28:31.6) and freshman Michael Moy (Greenville, Mich.) coming in 75th (31:10.5).

The remaining members of the Bulldogs' men's and women's teams will take part in the Division II Pre-National Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 26) morning in Evansville, Ind.



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