INDIANAPOLIS – Detroit Mercy senior Sydnie Fetherolf won the individual title at the Running Fit-Titan Invitational and has been named Horizon League Female Runner of the Week. James McCann of Detroit Mercy placed third in the men’s 8K at the same event and earns Horizon League Male Runner of the Week honors.
FEMALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK | SYDNIE FETHEROLF | DETROIT MERCY | SENIOR | NORWALK, OHIO
The individual and team crowns are back in Titan Territory as senior Sydnie Fetherolf and the Titans won the 31st Annual Running Fit-Titan Invitational, held at Cass Benton Park in Northville on Saturday. Fetherolf - who was on the first winning Titan team in 2015 - became just the third harrier in school history to win the event, following Louisa Coppola in 2013 and Angie Lefere in 1997. She set a new personal record in the process with a time of 18:09 in the 5k, crushing her old PR of 18:36. Her run of 18:09 was the second fastest ever by a Titan in the event, behind only Kim Hemstreet's 17:58 in 2002, and ranks 21st in the history of the meet.
2017 Female Runners of the Week
September 5 – Rachel Levy, Oakland
September 12 – Sydnie Fetherolf, Detroit Mercy
MALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK | JAMES MCCANN | DETROIT MERCY | SOPHOMORE | HOLLAND, MICH.
McCann led the way for the Titans, posting a career time of 21:12 and claiming third place in the 31st Annual Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invitational on Saturday. The 4-mile men's race was held at Cass Benton Park in Northville. McCann ran 21:38 on the course last year and his 21:12 time now ranks 16th all-time by a Titan at Cass Benton Park and tied for 25th in race history.
2017 Male Runners of the Week
September 5 – Jacob Bowman, Oakland
September 12 – James McCann, Detroit Mercy