4 GRCC cross-country runners achieve All-American awards

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Nov 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-13 18:32:10-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College celebrates as four of its cross-country runners earn All-American honors at the NJCAA DII National Championships in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday.

The school adds that the men’s and women’s teams each placed seventh in the national competition.

GRCC names Joshua Kipkoech (11th place at 25:55), Coleman Clark (13th place at 25:58.9), Kaylee Scott (14th place at 19:29.5) and Audrey Meyering (15th place at 19:35.9) as recipients of the All-American award, adding this is the second time Kipkoech earned the honor.

“I’m so happy for our team!” says women’s coach Sharon Becker. “Because of the integrity, grit and caring attitudes, these women and this team have accomplished so much together.”

It’s the second consecutive year that both teams finished in the top 10, according to GRCC.

“I’m so proud of the guys and how they raced today," says men's coach Garrett Lacy. "To not be at full strength and still come away with a seventh-place team finish — best in men’s program history — is truly incredible and a testament to all the hard work this group has put in this season."

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