Former Pine River runner completes career at LCC
LEROY — Trevor Holmes completed a strong two-year career in running for cross country in 2013, but capped that off with a solid stint at Lansing Community College.
Holmes is coming off his second season at LCC. He ran a lot of 1,500-meter races with a best time of 4:10 and a 15:45 in the 5K. He earned all-region honors in cross country for the 8K with a time of just above 27 minutes.
His LCC team was regional champions and went to Lubbock, Texas for nationals. His indoor season featured one race.
“For outdoor it’s more individual,” he said. “It’s not really a conference meet. I got a PR in the 5K with a 15:45. I ran the 1,500 four times and I ran one 5K at Hillsdale.”
Holmes had talked to the LCC coach in making his decision to attend the school his senior year.
“He was interested in me,” Holmes said. “He thought I could make a difference on the team because there’s a lot of really good runners and he was trying to win nationals. It’s just a good team.”
After finishing his associates degree, Holmes plans to pursue his degree in special education.
“I’m not sure if I’ve going to run yet,” Holmes said. “The last few years were hard on me and my body. No injuries, but there’s a lot of work. I want to focus on school.”
But between his freshman and sophomore years at LCC, Holmes acknowledged there was steady improvement.
“I was a lot faster in the 5K,” he said. “In cross country, I was better and got all-region.”