Gadsden State runner sets school 8K record, named ACCC Player of the Week

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Photo: Gadsden State’s Ashton Vann (53) Lane Griffin (second from left) and Jonah Medders (51) compete in the Mountainside Stride 8K run on Sept. 30 in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Courtesy of Gadsden State)

Gadsden State cross country freshman Lane Griffin set a school record on the men’s 8,000-meter run at the Mountainside Stride on Sept. 30 in Lookout Mountain, Ga.
Griffin’s record-breaking time of 27:56.10 was good for 13th place out of 42 competitors. For his fine showing, Griffin was named Alabama Community College Conference cross country Player of the Week.
According to Gadsden State’s cross country coach, Griffin’s time in Chattanooga was a full minute improvement from the previous race on Sept. 15.
“Lane has a remarkable talent for distance running,” said Green. “His talent combined with his dedication to the sport and leadership skills make him a natural team leader.”
For the GSCC women in the 6,000-meter run, Jordan Clark placed 18th out of 44 participants with a time of 26:18.80.
Also finishing in the top 25 for the Cardinal men were Ashton Vann in 21st place at 29:49.50 and Travis Cooley in 24th place at 31:14.60. Also competing were Jonah Medders (32nd, 33:02.00) and DeShaun Foster (35th, 36:13.70).
Backing up Clark in the women’s run were Lexi Byrd (30th, 27:56.60), Gabrielle More (31st, 28:07.30), Keira Johnson (32nd, 28:31.80), McKinley Kay (35th, 29:21.10) and Lacey Rich (39th, 30:23.80).

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