The MAC Cross Country Championships will take place Saturday, Nov. 21 (Host TBD).
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Eastern Michigan will look it sit upon the podium once more after both the men’s and women’s programs hoisted the 2019 MAC Championship trophy, Nov. 2 in DeKalb, Ill.
Last fall, the men extended their own MAC record with their 23rd conference title, and 13th over the last 15 seasons with Andy Payne (Worthington, Ohio.-Worthington), Baldvin Magnusson (Akureyri, Iceland-Hull University), and Owen Day (Ottawa, Ont.-Internal School of Dusseldorf) all posting top-10 finishes. Their performances helped Eastern edge second-place Miami by five points to become the first program in MAC history to win the conference title after finishing in seventh-place a year prior.
On the women’s side, EMU captured its fifth consecutive MAC Championship in 2019. The Eagles scored a team total of 60 points, as they became the first women’s cross country program in MAC history to win five straight team titles. The squad also boasted three harriers in the top-ten with Natalie Cizmas (Clinton Twp., Mich.-Chippewa Valley), Karlie Swanson (New South Wales, Australia-Bellingen), and Emily Smith (Somerset, England-Wells Cathedral School) all putting on an impressive display.