On Friday, the cross country teams were in action at the Brissman/Lundeen Invite hosted by Augustana College. The event was one of the larger meets of the season as over 50 colleges and universities competed for the title. Two separate divisions were made with Lincoln College representing the Gold Division along with over 30 other teams.
The men’s team took 20th place in the Gold Division and were again led by Sophomore Austin Webster (East Moline, IL). Webster finished 24th overall in a race that saw over 300 total runners. Others running in the top five for Lincoln were Spencer Mellow (Palm Coast, FL)(79th), Brayden Batterton (Delavan,IL)(124th), Zach Podunajec (Lincoln, IL)(151st), and Juwan Riggins (Granite City, IL)(174th).
Sophomore Deanna Anglin (Chicago, IL) led the women’s team finishing in 62nd place overall. Freshman Jasmine Brooks (Joliet, IL) finished in 131st and Sophomore Amber Pierce (Calumet Park, IL) took 192nd place. Over 250 runners competed in the Lynx’ division. The women’s team was not able to run a full team.
Coach Herron said, “The heat and the humidity made it a very difficult race. There were a lot of teams here and I was very happy of how much better they are executing their own race plans. We are seeing improvement each week and that’s what we are staying focused on.”