Men’s cross country claims 7th consecutive MAC Championship

The No. 27 ranked Eastern Michigan men’s cross country team claimed their seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship on Saturday, Oct 29 in Kent, Ohio.

The record setting 15 points by the Eagles was eight points fewer than the previous record of 23, which was a record set by the Eagles in 2006 and 2014. The Eagles absolutely owned the Championship, scoring 48 points less than the second place Miami.

The top 5 slots were all held by Eastern Michigan runners, with senior Nick Raymond finishing 1st overall with a time of 25:10.0, junior Hlynur Andresson finishing 2nd overall with a time of 25:10.1, junior Csaba Matko finishing 3rd overall with a time of 25:10.3, junior Abel Flores finishing 4th overall with a time of 25:10.4, and junior Lahsene Bouchikhi finishing 5th overall with a time of 25:11.2.

This was the Eagle’s 21st MAC championship in the team’s history. Eastern Michigan now must set their sights on the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 11 in Madison, WI. 

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