KCC’s men’s and women’s cross country teams had a banner fall in 2018, finishing their inaugural seasons as regional champions and bringing home several individual awards. Additionally, Head Coach Erin Lane earned the NJCAA Region XII Division III Coach of the Year award in her first year of coaching at KCC.
On the men’s team, freshman Kyle Strong, of Vicksburg, was named an NJCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American and won the NJCAA Region XII Division III Men’s Cross Country Individual Title — a title he’d hold onto with another win in 2019.
KCC’s cross country teams will start the 2020 season as the only KCC athletic teams to compete during the fall semester due to COVID-19. Open the PDFs below to view KCC’s latest men’s cross-country roster and schedule:
Click here to view team and individual photos of KCC’s 2020-21 men’s and women’s cross country teams on the College’s Flickr page. Photos may be downloaded for use by fans and the media.
Student-athletes interesting in running on one of KCC’s cross-country teams should fill out our Prospective Student-Athlete form, call KCC Athletics at 269-965-4151 or email coach Erin Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Title: Head Coach
Name: Erin Lane
Battle Creek native Erin Lane, a standout runner at Battle Creek Central and Pennfield high schools, earned several running honors – including three state 800 meter titles, several USA Track & Field National Champion titles at the 800- and 1500-meter levels and a state runner-up finish in cross-country – before earning a full athletic scholarship to the University of Michigan to run cross-country and track, where she contributed to three Big Ten team titles.
The administrative director at the Battle Creek Christian Early Learning Center since 2006, Lane was an assistant track and cross-country coach at Olivet College from 2004 to 2006 and has been the track and cross-country coach at Pennfield Middle School since 2016. She also volunteered as a site coordinator and coach for the Girls on the Run community running program for young girls in 2012 and 2013.
Lane graduated from U of M in 2001 with a degree in Sports Management and Communication and later returned to school, earning an Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education from KCC in 2010. She currently lives in Battle Creek with her husband, Jason, and their two daughters, Emily and Olivia.
Athletic scholarships are available under NJCAA rules, and we at KCC follow these regulations to the letter. For more information on availability of athletic scholarships, please contact the appropriate head coach or call the Athletic Department at 269-965-4151.
KCC is part of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s (MCCAA) Western Conference and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Region 12.