DETROIT, Mich. -- The women's cross country team received a boost recently when senior Shana DeVoe (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) returned to practice to ready for the 2012 WHAC Championship. The record-holding senior sat out the last meet at Riverside Park to tend to an earlier injury.
DeVoe, facing the potential of her last NAIA race, will look to leave it all on the line as she sets her sights on a top finish in hopes for an invite to nationals. Despite Saturday's (Nov. 3) outcome, DeVoe will race in next weekend's United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship.
A full team, headlined by the upstart Mercedesz Brown (Redford, Mich./Thurston), will flank DeVoe at the WHAC Championship event. Freshmen Devin Willis (Flint, Mich./Carman Ainsworth) and Diamond Easton (Detroit, Mich./Allen Academy) will also look to contend for the Mustangs.
Women's soccer standout Jessica McClendon (Canton, Mich./Madonna University) will return to the all-terrain course after her season on the pitch ended Wednesday (Oct. 31). LaNyck Washington (Detroit, Mich./East Kentwood) will also race in her final cross country event for the Mustangs on Saturday.
2012 WHAC Championship
Site: Riverside Park (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Teams: All participating WHAC teams