GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Manchester University women's cross country team placed two runners on the Great Lakes All-Region team on Saturday afternoon. Senior Hannah Wappes (Columbia City, Ind./Columbia City) placed 22nd with a time of 22:06, while fellow senior Ana Acevedo (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) earned a 31st place finish after posting a time of 22:26. Saturday's race featured 233 total runners. Both Wappes and Acevedo garnered All-Great Lakes Region honors.
As a team, the Spartans placed 12th out of 34 teams in a highly competitive field that included all the member institutions of the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region.
Other notable performances from Saturday included Emily Ewen (Wolcott, Ind./Tri-County), who was the third Spartan to finish, placing 106th with a time of 23:47. Sydney Young (Patoka, Ind./Princeton) placed just behind Ewen at 106th with an overall time of 23:53.46. Emily Lynn (North Manchester, Ind./Manchester) posted a time of 23:58, good for 111th place.