Senior Jorge Villanueva may have earned a spot in the field at the NCAA Division III Championships after finishing 29th in the Midwest Regional on Saturday. He led the Lake Forest College men to a 14th-place finish, the best in program history, while the women were 30th.
Four Foresters earned All-Midwest Conference Honors by finishing in the top 20 on Saturday at the 2018 MWC Championship Meet. The Lake Forest men placed third and the women fifth while hosting the event at Foss Park Golf Course in nearby North Chicago.
Lake Forest College cross country runner Yaneli Guajardo was named Midwest Conference Performer of the Week on Tuesday for her performance at Lawrence University's Gene Davis Invitational last Saturday.
Junior Philip Wilson increased his number of entries on the program's top-25 list to three and helped lead the Lake Forest men to a fourth-place finish at Lawrence University's Gene Davis Invitational on Saturday. The Forester women placed sixth in an 11-team field.
Senior Jorge Villanueva Posted the 13th-fastest 8-kilometer time in program history while finishing as the runner-up in Friday's Forester Invitational. The Lake Forest men and women each placed third out of five complete teams in the standings.
Sophomore Yaneli Guajardo and senior Jorge Villanueva posted top-10 finishes on Saturday as the Forester cross country team began its season in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at St. Norbert College's Tom Barry Invitational.
Lake Forest College Director of Athletics Jackie Slaats announced Wednesday the promotion of Ciara Kissane to head men's and women's cross country and track coach. She replaces Dan Simpson, now the head cross country and assistant track and field coach at North Park University.
Lake Forest teams combined to turn in the highest overall and conference winning percentage since joining the Midwest Conference, claimed three league/association titles, and competed in four NCAA Division III Championships in 2017-18.
Over the past two months, Midwest Conference member institution Student Athlete Advisory Committees collected non-perishables and cash donations for local organizations in an effort to address food insecurity in their communities.
Seniors Cassie Lira and Jonathan Stern set program records in their final career meet and the Lake Forest College cross country teams each placed 18th at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Meet on Saturday.