Charleston, IL – The men’s and women’s cross country team competed at the Region 24 cross country meet hosted by EIU. The men’s team placed 2nd in the region but had the Region 24 champion in John Davis. John ran the 8k course in a time of 27:26. The men’s team also had a 2nd team All Region competitor in Josh Montgomery. Josh placed 8th overall. The rest of the top 5 for the Lynx were Zach Humpheries (14th), Joel Flores (15th), and Jermain Sanders (16th).
The women’s team placed 4th out of the 6 teams represented. Tina Demogerontas placed 5th overall and also earned 1st team All Regional competitor. Her 5k time of 20:12 also places her 9th on Lincoln’s top 10 times. Kaiyla Brooks (16th), Akiya Thompson (17th), Lizzi Herzog (22nd), and Te’Andria Bouliox rounded out the ladies top 5.
Coach Herron said, “The team really matured today. It was a cold and windy day and almost every runner dropped 30 seconds or more off their best time. I am very pleased. I am very happy for John, Josh, and Tina for making All Regional’s but I am just as pleased with everyone else who stepped it up today. They all have come a long way from when we first began the season. The exciting thing is that both the men’s and women’s team lose only one person from their top five from this year so the future of the team looks promising.”
The Lynx had two members qualify for the National Meet on November 9th. John Davis and Tina Demogerontas will represent Lincoln in Fort Dodge, Iowa.