The Michigan State men's and women's cross country teams raced in the last meet of season as they competed among the top-ranked teams in the nation at the 2012 NCAA Championships. The women ended their season with a 16th-place team finish with 422 points, while the men placed 31st with 755 points. #spartans www.msuspartans.com
Under adverse conditions, the Michigan State women's cross country team surged to a sixth-place finish and sophomore Caleb Rhynard earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind. The women totaled 236 points to record the highest finish since 2007, third-best in program history, and Rhynard is the first MSU men's All-American since 1997.
Among 35 of the nation's top-ranked programs, the Michigan State cross country team competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Held at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, the ninth-ranked women raced to a fourth-place team finish with 200 points, while the men finished 26th with 583 points.
The Michigan State men's cross country team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championship, as announced on Saturday, Nov. 10. The men will compete at the national meet for the first time since 2009. #spartans
The Michigan State men's and women's cross country teams will open the championship season on Sunday as the Spartans face conference foes for the Big Ten title. Hosted by Purdue University, competition will take place at the Boilermaker Cross Country Course with the men's 8,000-meter race scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m. ET, followed by the women's 6,000-meter race at 11:45 a.m..
Oct. 28, MSU proved true to its tradition as a cross country powerhouse when junior Sara Kroll won the 2012 Big Ten Championships at MSU’s Forest Akers East golf course. Kroll finished the 6K race in 20:13 and led the Spartan women to a second place team finish (while the men finished seventh in the 8K race). #spartans
The Michigan State cross country teams return to Madison, Wis., on Friday, Nov. 15 for the 2013 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships. The meet will be held at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course with the men's 10,000-meter race set to begin at 1 p.m. ET, with the women's 6,000-meter race to follow at 2:15 p.m. The top-two schools in each race will receive an automatic bid to next week's NCAA Championships.
The Michigan State cross country team will return to the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 19. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin, the meet will be held at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course on the campus. The championships races will begin at 12 p.m. ET with the men's 8,000-meter race, followed by the women's 6,000-meter race at 1 p.m. ET.
The Michigan State cross country team came out strong at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis, Minn. Held at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the campus of Minnesota, the women finished second overall with 72 points, while the men earned a sixth place team finish with 219 points.