The 5K even was hosted by Oakland Community College and was held at the Orchard Ridge Campus.
Overshadowing a strong day on the course was an injury to the Mustangs' most successful runner, Shana DeVoe (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon). The senior went down early in the race with an injury that was brought on by a tough, wet course that featured plenty of sharp hills.
Despite the injury, strong finishes by freshmen Mercedesz Brown (Redford, Mich./Thurston) and Devin Willis (Flint, Mich./Carmen Ainsworth) have the Mustangs aiming high for the remainder of the 2012 campaign. The freshmen duo continued their season-long improvement with Willis' 43rd place finish at the 30-minute mark. Brown, whose time is not currently available, finished just ahead of Willis to end a strong day for the pair.
The Mustangs will be back on the road Saturday (Oct. 20) in Grand Rapids, Mich. for the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge.