Holmes to run track at Lansing Community College

SIGNED FOR COLLEGE: Pine River coaches Eric Gebhard, left, of track and Ross Vrieze, right of crosscountry, watch as Trevor Holmes signs a letter of intent to attend Lansing Community College. (Herald Review photos/John Raffel)
SIGNED FOR COLLEGE: Pine River coaches Eric Gebhard, left, of track and Ross Vrieze, right of crosscountry, watch as Trevor Holmes signs a letter of intent to attend Lansing Community College. (Herald Review photos/John Raffel)

LEROY — Trevor Holmes doesn’t plan to stop running after graduating from high school this spring.

Holmes has signed a national letter of intent to run track and cross country at Lansing Community College.

“Their coach contacted me and I liked what I saw,” Holmes said. “I went down there and visited. They liked my times and that’s what it took.”

Two months after cross country, Holmes worked with LCC to finalize the signing. He had also considered Aquinas College.

“LCC was right for me,” he said.

Holmes ran a 10:17 at Mason County Central recently in the 3,200-meter run.

“We’re trying to win conference this year,” he said. “We’re in a hole because we lost to Lake City. We have the talent, We just have to realize the talent it takes to get there.”

Lewis wants to get in the top eight in the 3,200-meter run at the state finals this season.

“Hopefully, I can get under a 9:50,” he said.

Cross country races are 8K in college compared to 5K in high school but Holmes is confident he can handle the transition.

“As race distances get longer, I usually peak better,” he said. “I’m usually faster at the 5K than I am at the 3,200.”

The distance program is strong at LCC, Holmes said.

“I’m going to have to work hard to get on the varsity squad,” Holmes said. “It’s always what I wanted to do, is run college.”