Saints CC Compete at WHAC Championships


On Nov. 9, the Siena Heights men’s and women’s cross country teams ran at Allendale High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Aquinas College.

The women’s cross country team ran at noon. The Saints ran a 5K and finished in fifth place out of 10 teams with a team score of 166 points.

The Saints had some top finishers including: Andrea Crowe, junior, earning WHAC Second Team All-Conference also leading SHU with a time of 18:35 and placed 10th overall. She also individually qualified for nationals.

Freshman Brianna Martin finished second on the team in 28th place with a time of 19:34. Sophomore Casie Nadasky placed 44th overall with a time of 20:14.

Freshman Emily Monroe ran a 20:37 and placed 53rd overall. Lastly, Alexis Cordle ran a 20:48 and placed 57th overall for the Saints.

Senior Michayla Miller was awarded with WHAC Champions of Character Team and WHAC All-Academic as she finished seventh on the team, placing 63rd overall with a time of 21:20.

The men’s cross country team competed at 1 p.m. The Saints ran an 8K and placed fourth out of 10 teams with a team score of 87 points.

There were some top Saints recognized on Saturday, including: Liam Heaney, junior, earning WHAC First Team All-Conference and WHAC All-Academic, leading the Saints with a time of 25:55 and placed fourth overall. It allowed him to individually qualify for nationals.

Sophomore Liam Hartstuff earned WHAC Second Team All-Conference, finishing second on the team with a time of 26:14 and placing 10th overall.

Senior Jareb Duggan earned WHAC Second Team All-Conference and WHAC Champions of Character Team finishing third on the team with a time of 26:23, placing 14th overall.

Another senior, Nick Barth, ran a 27:14 and placed 28th overall. Junior Jordan Parkinson ran a 27:16 and placed 31st overall.

Another junior, Brad Bauer, earned WHAC All-Academic and finished sixth on the team with a time of 27:22, placing 33rd overall. Lastly, senior Shane Skelcy was honored with WHAC All-Academic.

Also, as part of hyping up the men’s team prior to Saturday’s meet, some of the men decided to dye their hair blonde to stand out among the competition.

Crowe and Heaney will compete at the NAIA Nationals in Vancouver, Wash., on Nov. 22.