The Michigan men’s cross country team sent nine of its runners
to the Eastern Michigan Classic to finish off their season.
Meanwhile, coach Ron Warhurst traveled to Oregon for a recruiting
visit, and the top 12 Wolverine runners trained through the
weekend, getting ready to compete in East Lansing for the Big Ten
Championships this Sunday.

Fifth-year senior Ryan Hesselink and sophomore Andrew Bauer led
the Wolverines with eighth- and 10th-place finishes in a field at
Eastern that included collegiate and post-collegiate runners. It
was the last race in a maize-and-blue uniform for Hesselink, whose
career includes three varsity letters and trips to the Big Ten and
NCAA Championship meets.

“It’s been a long four-and-a-half years,” said Hesselink. “It’s
nice to be done.”

He will be graduating this December from the School of
Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering. Hesselink was
sick for most of the season after recording a personal-best last
season in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA championships.

– Phil Kofahl





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