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Alpena’s Szymanski set to make 65th appearance at NMU’s NCAA finals


Nov 21, 2023

Northern Michigan University sophomore Madi Szymanski had a standout performance at a college women’s cross country meet in Missouri. She represented her school at the NCAA Division II Championships and finished an impressive 65th out of over 260 runners in the field. Szymanski completed the six-kilometer course in just 21 minutes and 6.2 seconds, showing her strength and determination throughout the race.

Szymanski’s season was marked by impressive achievements, as she earned All-GLIAC honors and All-Region recognition for her outstanding performances. Her personal record time for a 6K improved three times throughout the season, with a time of 20:55.83 at the regionals being her best finish. NMU cross country coach Jenny Ryan praised Szymanski for her incredible season and hard work, noting that she was a valuable member of the team and an inspiration to her teammates.

In addition to Szymanski’s individual success, Grand Valley State took home the team title for the seventh time in program history. All of their top five runners finished inside the first 30, demonstrating their strength and depth as a team. The meet was a testament to the dedication and hard work of all of the athletes who participated, showcasing their talent and determination on the track.

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