KCC signs Lakeview standout Maggie Wood as first recruit for new cross-country program

Pictured, from left to right, are KCC Athletic Director Tom Shaw, Head KCC Cross-Country Coach Erin Lane, KCC cross-country recruit Maggie Wood, Lakeview High School Girl’s Cross-Country Coach Becky Pryor, Michael Wood (father) and Sheila Wood (mother).

Maggie Wood, of Battle Creek, has signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross-country at Kellogg Community College and will begin running for the Bruins next season.

Wood is the first student-athlete to sign on to run for the Bruins’ new cross-country program, which will begin competing next fall.

A senior at Lakeview High School, Wood has earned All-Region, All-Conference and All-City honors while running with the Spartans. The captain of her high school team this fall, Wood boasts a 19:08 lifetime personal best on the trails; outside of school competition, she’s been the overall female winner of the Cereal City Triathlon for the last two years.

Head KCC Cross-Country Coach Erin Lane said the College is excited Maggie has decided to continue her running career at KCC.

“Maggie will no doubt be a great asset to the program,” Lane said. “I see her being a leader both on the course and off.”

The addition of men’s and women’s cross-country teams is part of a new strategic vision for the College’s Athletics Department that includes a new Miller Physical Education Building, opening in 2018; five new sports teams; and potential for new associate degree programs.

KCC will add men’s and women’s cross-country teams in 2018-19, a women’s soccer team in 2019-20 and men’s and women’s bowling teams in 2020-21. These teams will expand on the College’s current offerings of baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. The College is also exploring the potential for creating new associate degree programs in sports management and exercise science.

For more information about Wood or the College’s new men’s and women’s cross-country program, contact Head Coach Erin Lane at crosscountrycoach@kellogg.edu.

Pictured in the above signing photo, from left to right, are KCC Athletic Director Tom Shaw, Head KCC Cross-Country Coach Erin Lane, Maggie Wood, Lakeview High School Girl’s Cross-Country Coach Becky Pryor, Michael Wood (father) and Sheila Wood (mother).

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