Young runners represent Albion in MIAA Cross Country Championship

Young runners represent Albion in MIAA Cross Country Championship

ANGOLA, Ind. – An Albion College lineup with three first-year runners and two sophomores finished seventh in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women's Cross Country Championship at the Zollner Golf Course.

Kenna Childress, a first-year runner from Berkley, Mich., was Albion's top runner. She finished 36th overall, completing the 6K course in 25:37.9.

Another first-year runner, Samantha Bieth, was Albion's next runner at 27:45.4.

The first-year runners were followed by junior Rachel Holt (28:30.8) and senior Jessica Reynolds (29:30.5).

Sophomore Irene Corona Avila (29:56.6), first-year runner Adia Langeland (30:50.2) and sophomore Erin Lathrop (38:18.7) completed Albion's top seven.

The team standings were: Hope College (32), Trine University (49), Calvin University (54), Saint Mary's College (115), Kalamazoo College (156), Alma College (157), Albion (204), Adrian College (239) and Olivet College (250).

Albion has a week off to prepare for the Great Lakes Regional meet in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Nov. 16.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email