At a non-league triangular meet Thursday at Stevensville Lakeshore, the host Lancers defeated the Sturgis boys cross country team 26-31, and St. Joseph also bested the Trojans 18-43.
On the girls side, Lakeshore beat Sturgis 27-30 and St. Joseph topped the Trojans 19-41.
Jake Bundy was Sturgis’ fastest finisher in fourth place with an effort of 18 minutes, 02.17 seconds. Lakeshore’s Cooper Clark was the winner in 17:20.60. Noah Franks was 10th for Sturgis in 18:50.39, Lane Kimes was 11th (18:52.79) and Andrew Baker placed 16th (19:06.90).
Meg Scheske ran to fourth place (20:51.97) and Meah Yunker was fifth (21:13.01) for the Trojans. Lexani Alejo placed 12th (22:32.36), Kiley PeDue was 18th (23:11.11) and Cassie Herman was 22nd (23:29.81).
Constantine competes at league jamboree
In the second Southwestern Athletic Conference jamboree of the season, the Constantine cross country team scored 82 points Wednesday at Watervliet for second place behind Saugatuck (24). The Lady Falcons were seventh with a score of 176. Saugatuck was the winning squad with 21.
Quinten Prieur was fourth overall in 17:46.08 and Sam Warren placed 13th in 18:25.70. Also scoring for the Falcons were Joe Shoup (18:49.50), Jack Jones (19:01.42) and Logan Hofmeister (19:04.28).
Allyson Schrock was the first Lady Falcon across the line in 24th place with a time of 23:28.86. Grace Hofmeister (23:50.75), Lydia Middleton (25:44.68), Kim Carper (26:10.20) and Madison Moen (26:19.56) also scored for the team.
White Pigeon boys defeat Cassopolis
Claiming the top six spots Wednesday in a Southwest 10 Conference dual meet against Cassopolis, the White Pigeon boys cross country team cruised to a 15-49 victory.
Cole Shafer was the winner in 19:52, followed by fellow Chiefs Evan Atherton (20:15), Kobe Yoder (20:26), Bruno Martinez (20:41), Nate Weber (21:05) and Blaine Shafer (21:07).
The Cassopolis girls defeated White Pigeon 24-31, led by winner Amy Adams (21:14) and runner-up Amelia Ayers (25:30). Audrey Baker was the first Chief to cross the line with a third-place run of 25:45.
Angela Gibson was fifth (27:54), Kiley Lowery placed sixth (28:42), Aurora Saddison was seventh (28:43), and Isabell Morris took 10th (30:44).
Three Rivers girls top Allegan
Allegan hosted Three Rivers Tuesday in a Wolverine Conference dual meet and the visiting Wildcats earned a 17-44 win in the girls competition. Three Rivers swept the top three spots, starting with winner Carissa Kelley’s time of 22:03.
Natalie Kelley was runner-up (23:35) and Kaitlin Ritchie took third (23:50). In fifth place was Samantha Mohney (24:25), Karlie Burks finished sixth (24:43) and Madison Bowers was seventh (24:57).
It was the first win of the year for Three Rivers in league competition.
“Getting our top three runners into the first three places really helped secure the win, but Sam, Karlie, and Madi really ran well too, placing themselves in front of Allegan’s second runner,” Three Rivers coach Josh Bell said. “Only one of Allegan’s runners was able to crack our top five, so we had a great race. Our freshmen and seniors continue to be our scorers. We had three of each in our top six places. The win was a real confidence booster and the team is coming together nicely. Our best races will come in the second half of the season.”
In the boys race, Allegan picked up a 15-49 victory.
For Three Rivers, Logan Borst was the team’s top finisher in seventh place (19:36) and Cole Appoloni was ninth in 20:25. Donald Munro ran to 10th place in 20:58, Colby Hasse recorded a time of 21:50, Nathan Ritchie finished in 22:05 and Richard Scare was 16th in 22:08.