Men's Cross Country Runs To 12th-Place Finish At LCC Invitational

Jacob VanderRoest posing for a portrait by Anna Mitchell '21

The Hope College men's cross country team placed 12th overall out of 25 teams in the Lansing Community College Invitational on Friday.

The Flying Dutchmen scored a total of 300 points.

Sophomore Jacob VanderRoest of South Haven, Michigan (Saugatuck HS), pictured, led the Flying Dutchmen in the 8K race with a 56th-place effort of 27 minutes, 31 seconds.

Freshman Jonathan Outen of Hackensack, New Jersey (Hackensack) finished in 27:54 and took 72nd place.

Freshman Cameron Carpenter from Glencoe, Missouri (Lafayette) placed 87th after clocking in at 28:13.

Junior Jonah Engelhardt of Cincinnati, Ohio (Wyoming) ran a 28:22 for 93rd place.

Junior Andrew Schuring of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Linn Mar) finished in 28:35 for 105th place.

Hope will run in two meets next weekend: at Muskegon Community College Invitational on Friday, October 12 and at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invitational on Saturday, October 13.

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