The Grand Valley State men’s cross country team had another banner season, matching the program’s best finish at the NCAA Division II National Championship with a third place result in Spokane, Wash. The team won its 10th straight GLIAC Championship and their 10th straight NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship with their performances towards the end of the season. Senior Anthony Witt was named both the GLIAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year and USTFCCCA Midwest Region Athlete of the Year after finishing in first place at both events.
Senior Tyler Emmorey (Cedar Springs, Mich.) was consistently at the top of the results in every event he ran this season.
Emmorey finished second at the Notre Dame Invite with a time of 25:01, second at the GLIAC Championships in a time of 25:28.72, second at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional with a time of 32:00.6, just two seconds behind the winner, fourth at the MSU Spartan Invite with a time of 24:34 and fifth at the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 26:29.
At the NCAA Division II National Championship, Emmorey finished in eighth and was the highest finishing Laker in the event, completing the course in a time of 31:25.0, just 40 seconds behind the national champion. He was honored as both a USTFCCCA All-Region runner as well as an All-American.