Cross Country Races in SVSU’s Red October Invite, David Mitter Takes First Place In Men’s Competition

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Lake Superior State men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Red October Invite hosted by Saginaw Valley State University. The race took place at the Saginaw Valley State Cross Country Course in University Center, Mich.

The women’s team took part in the 6,000 meter race while the men’s team raced in the 8,000 meter distance.

The Laker women’s team was led by Josie Morrow who finished first among her teammates and 24th overall with a time of 26:26.53. Morrow, a freshman, has improved in each of her collegiate appearances this season and set a new PR by almost a minute at the Red October Invite. Sydney Kapushinski was the second Laker to cross the finish line with a time of 28:11.28, a personal best by almost a minute and a half. Gwen Phillips (29:18.14), Katelyn Moore (29:41.66), Leah Bell (30:53.03) and Olivia Stevens (31:39.55) rounded out the women’s team. Phillips, Moore and Stevens each set new collegiate best times in the 6k distance, with each taking over a minute off of their previous PR.

Mitter, who placed first at the Red October Invite with a time of 25:33.30, crossed the finish line nearly one minute before the next runner. Mitter, who has previously represented the Lakers at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, will continue to make a strong push as the GLIAC Championships approach. Senior Kendal Delpiere finished second among his teammates with a time of 27:50.2, as the two upperclassmen paced a young Laker roster. Reese Camp (28:09.5), Roy Bowman (28:37.4), Dominic Comfort (28:39.7), Ethan Nachazel (28:43.0), Ryan O’Neill (28:57.5) and Devlin Taube (29:47.4) completed the Laker finishers at the SVSU event. Camp, Bowman, Comfort, Nachazel and Taube each registered new PRs in the distance. 

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