Snyder Runs The Race Of Her Life

Snyder Runs The Race Of Her Life

By Lucas Lusk, '19

POWELL, Ohio – Albion College senior Allison Snyder will have to wait until Sunday to find out if she qualified as an individual for the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships. Snyder finished 12th out of 247 runners in the Great Lakes Regional championship with a time of 22:49 to earn all-region honors.

"Allison had the best race of her life," Albion College Coach Derick Lawrence said. "Her race was absolutely phenomenal and she truly gave it her all to try and qualify for nationals and now, it's just waiting a game."

In terms of the team standings, the Britons finished 17th out of 35 teams.

"The women raced with a lot of heart and finishing in the top half of the region is a huge accomplishment," explained Lawrence. "This shows a great future is in store for the ladies especially when you consider the majority of the top 10 is returning for next season."

Junior Leaha Sinnaeve (24:31) was the second Briton to cross the finish line in 92nd place with first-year runner Jordan Revenaugh finishing close behind (24:45) in 105th place.

Sophomore Aubrey Hemstreet (25:15) and junior Katie Davis (25:16) rounded out the Britons top five by finishing 135th and 136th, respectively.

First-year runners Hannah Adams (25:33) and Rachel Holt (25:52) completed Albion's scoring for the race.

"The women did a great job of supporting each other during the race and worked very well together," remarked Lawrence.

Get more information on the team by following @AlbionXCTF on Twitter. General athletics news can be found @gobrits on Twitter and Albion College Athletics on Facebook

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lucas Lusk is a psychology and business major from Naperville, Ill.