MARQUETTE – Lydia Heimonen posted a top-five finish to lead the Lake Superior State cross country team at Friday's Upper Peninsula Championships hosted by Northern Michigan.
Heimonen placed fifth overall and fourth among collegiate runners in the women's 6K race. She finished in 23:29.2.
Jacob Baker finished 11 overall and seventh among collegiate runners to pace the Lakers in the men's 8K. He posted a time of 27:37.9. Thomas VanSlembrouck hit the chute right behind him, taking eighth 27:43.7.
The top eight runners for the LSSU women also included: 16. Hannah Passino (25:28.9), 19. MacKenzie Kelly (25:38.1), 20. Kaitlyn Cavallo (25:45.6), 23. Trudie Mulville (26:17.5); 29. Rebecca Lathrop (27:36.8), 32. McKenzie Richardson (28:57.5), 33. Melody Perrin (30:20.9).
For the LSSU men, it was Jack Miles in 12th (27:58.9), Edward Carlson in 17th (28:27.5), Parker Wyngaard in 22nd (28:46.3), Ryan Rogers in 23rd (28:48.5), Travis Sutton in 25th (28:54.7), Dylan Richards in 27th (29:11.5), Zachary Workman in 28th (29:12.1), Andrew Vincent in 30th (29:31.8) and Garrett Smith in 33rd (30:11.8).
Northern Michigan's Sophie McDonald won the women's race in 22:59. Adam Martin, competing unattached, won the men's race in 25:30.5.