Aubrey Wilberding (left) and Jessica Goethals cross the finish line together.
Central Michigan and Northern Indiana runners supported each other.
A Northern Ohio runner is helped by an MSU staffer.
The anguish at the finish line was felt by this Miami (Ohio) runner.
MSU's Aubrey Wilberding shares a chat with a Birmingham Seaholm runner.
A pair of Miami (Ohio) runners share the pain of the finish.
MSU freshman Morgan Beadlescomb, competing unattached, was third overall.
Ryan Robinson (left) of Michigan State recovers after the race.
Everyone who attended knew they were at the Spartan Invitational.
Saginaw Valley State freshman Blake Borkowski (right) tries to catch his breath.
Nate Burnand of Michigan State gets assistance at the finish line.
Michigan State's Jenny Rogers (744) and teammate Nicole Kowalchick (737) keep the pace.
This was the biggest camera lens at the event.
A runner from Malone University receives help.
Wayne State's Jackie Feist searches for relief after the finish.
Miami's Jackie Mullins (714) searches for her teammates while an MSU helper assists a runner.
Jackie Mullins' hair rises with every stride midway through the race.
Kathleen Colvin of Ohio Northern is assisted by an MSU staffer after the finish.