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Cardinals Soar at the Eastern Michigan University Classic

Cardinals Soar at the Eastern Michigan University Classic

YPSILANTI, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University men's and women's cross country teams competed Saturday (Oct. 23) in the Eastern Michigan University Classic. 

The lady Cardinals competed very well in this competitive field of runners and were led by junior Jean Hollerbach (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Point HS) who finished the 5K with a time of 18:54.0, good enough for 15th place.  Folloing close behind Hollerbach was sophomore Chelsea Savage (Monroe, Mich./St. Mary's Catholic Central) who finished with a final time of 19:01.6.  Finishing after Savage was junior teammate Megan Pittoors (Macomb, Mich./Dakota HS) who clocked in at 19:15.5 on the day.  Rounding out Saginaw's top-5 were teammates Dana Stolicker (Deckerville, Mich./Deckerville HS) and Ashley Meyer (Shepherd, Mich./Shepherd HS) finishing with times of 19:45.7 and 19:52.5, respectively.  

The men's team also held their own in a very competitive field of runners and were led by senior Jeff Wilson (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon HS) who placed fourth overall with a final 5K time of 15:36.0.  Following Wilson was sophomore teammate Tyler Noble (Shepherd, Mich./Shepherd HS) who clocked in at 15:52.3, good enough for 16th place.  Coming in behind Noble was junior runner Jonathan Wetters (Essexville, Mich./Garber HS) who crossed the line at 16:19.0.  Filling in the last two spots in SVSU's top-five were freshmen Chad Scott (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern HS) and Matt Kabacinski (Bay City, Mich./Bay City Western HS) clocking in at 16:25.2 and 16:27.4, respectively.

Saginaw Valley will be back in action again Saturday (Nov. 6) as they travel to Hillsdale College to compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Cross Country Championships.