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Kirtland Impressive in 4th Annual Firebird Cross Country Invitational

The 2013-14 cross-country season is underway and Kirtland hosted their 4th annual Firebird Invitational on September 20th.  The Firebirds were impressive against Alpena Community College and Sault College, where the Lady ‘Birds performed well in a field of 12, with Erica Westbrook placing 2nd, Sarah Lueck 5th, Lauren Brown 6th, Krista Peterson 9th, Kaylee … [Read more...]

Kirtland’s Neumann First X-Country Woman to Qualify for National Meet

Neumann Advances to Nationals

Dana Neumann (Ellsworth) became the first Kirtland woman to qualify for the NJCAA National Cross-country Championships at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL on November 10.  Neumann finished 17th out of a field of 71 runners and the top 19 places qualify for the national finals.  Neumann’s time over the 5K course was 20:34.8. Other Lady Firebird finishers … [Read more...]

Kirtland Hosts Firebird Invitational

The Kirtland Cross Country team hosted the 3rd annual Firebird invitational on Friday, September 21, 2012.  The Firebird men were led to victory by team captain Joe Jones (Gaylord).  Joe posted a first place finish with a time of 26 minutes and 47 seconds for the 8k race.  Second in for the Firebirds was freshman, Michael Sutton, (Harbor Springs) who was 3rd … [Read more...]

Kirtland Hosts Firebird Cross Country Invitational

The Kirtland Firebirds’ 2012-13 cross-country season is underway with both the Oakland University and Ferris State University’s Bulldog Invitationals under their belt.  On Friday, September 21, Kirtland is hosting a cross-country meet beginning at 3:00 pm.  The meet will be held on the main campus near Roscommon, beginning at the firing-range on F-97 and … [Read more...]

Firebirds Successful at Bulldog Invitational

Kirtland’s Lady Firebird’s acquitted themselves very well at the Ray Helsing Bulldog Invite.  The meet also included teams from Wayne County Community College, Alpena CC and Ferris State University.  Kirtland’s women were again led by Dana Neumann (Ellsworth) who finished 2nd among community college competitors and 11th overall in the 21-women meet.  Her … [Read more...]

Kirtland Firebirds Open Cross-County Season

The Firebird men’s cross-country team opened the season by competing at Oakland University at the Golden Grizzly Invitational.  Michael Sutton (Harbor Springs) led all Kirtland runners by finishing 39th in the 72-man field.  His time over the 6K course was 21:32.  Evan Thomas (Roscommon) finished 42nd in 21:43, while Joe Jones (Gaylord) also posted a 21:43.  … [Read more...]

KCC’s Brown Posts Impressive Showing at National Championship

Titus Brown of Fairview finished a successful season by competing at the NJCAA National Cross-Country Championship in Hobbs, New Mexico.  Brown posted an impressive time of 28:42.58 over the 8K course, finishing Nationals in 91st place out of a field of 355 total runners.  A winning time of 25:22.08 was posted by Kemoy Campbell of South Plains College of … [Read more...]

KCC Firebirds Wrap Up Cross Country Season

Brown Heads to Nationals in New Mexico The Firebirds men’s cross-country team ended their 2011 season at the NJCAA Region XII Championship at Lansing Community College, Oct. 29, with one exception.  Titus Brown (Fairview) finished 12th in the 76-man field, qualifying to compete in the National Championship which takes place next weekend at New Mexico Junior … [Read more...]