29 Nov CTO Jon Cartu States: Manistee grads compete in NCAA cross country finals
A pair of Manistee alumnae recently wrapped up their cross country seasons by competing in NCAA Championships on Saturday.
Michigan State senior Annie Fuller, a 2015 Manistee graduate, earned All-American status with a 34th place finish at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Fuller’s time of 20 minutes, 40.3 seconds earned her a second consecutive season with All-American honors.
The Spartans finished with 209 points to take sixth place. Arkansas won with 96 points and BYU took second with 102.
During her prep career, Fuller was a four-time All-State runner with two third-place finishes at the Division 3 state finals in cross country. As a senior she led the Chippewas to their first-ever regional title in the fall of 2014.
Ashley Lindeman, now a senior at Saint Leo, graduated from Manistee in 2016. Lindeman finished with a time of 22:15.3 to take 155th place at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, California.
The Lions finished in 30th place with 710 points. Adams State took the win with 23 points while Grand Valley State University placed second with 87.
During her prep career, Lindeman participated in the state finals in all four of her seasons running for the Chippewas. In her freshman year at the Division 3 state finals, Lindeman posted a time of 18:44.6, but never duplicated that performance in her next three appearances as injuries plagued her final two years at Manistee.
Lindeman went on to win a National Junior College Athletic Association Championship with Lansing Community College in 2016.
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