Tuesday was the Wolverine Conference cross country championship on a cold and rainy afternoon in Edwardsburg. Sturgis and Three Rivers both had girls earn all-conference and the Wildcats had one boy crack the list. In the girls race, Trojan freshman Berkley Holtz grabbed sixth at 20:23.11. TR’s Jennifer Hernandez was eighth at 20:58.63 and Sturgis’ Sydney Bir snagged 15th at 21:36.68.
In the boys race, Wildcat sophomore Sulley Zietlow was seventh at 17:23.87. TR’s Johnathan Pant (18:11.73) and Sturgis’ Nolan Park (18:11.96) just missed the all-league mark in 18th and 19th, respectively.
“He is a sophomore competing with much older boys and he is thriving, big things still to come for Sulley,” said Three Rivers boys coach Jason Muckel. “In regards to our team race tonight we knew we would have to be at full strength to compete and a key injury hampered our team score tonight. The boys ran well in rough conditions. We have 1.5 weeks to get healthy and gear up for a run at regionals next Saturday in Bangor.”
In the boys team score, TR took fifth at 116 and Sturgis seventh at 185. The Trojans were fourth in the girls team score at 109 with the Wildcats not recording a team score. Otsego claimed the overall title in both and had the gold medalists in Pierce Bentley and Megan Germain.
Full results from the Wolverine meet can be found here.
Constantine was also supposed to compete Tuesday in the River Valley Mustang Invitational, but that event was ultimately canceled.
On Wednesday, Marcellus hosted the third and final Southwest 10 Conference jamboree. Centreville finished as the girls team champion with a 59, followed by Bangor (80), Mendon (86), Bloomingdale (97), and White Pigeon (110). Bloomingdale was the top boys team 26, ahead of Bangor (65), Centreville and Hartford (both 77), and White Pigeon. Mendon didn’t have a boys team score.
Mendon’s Presley Allen was the girls individual champion at 18:49.0 and her sister Rowan took second at 19:33.9. Three Bulldogs cracked the top 10 with Autumn Major (4th, 20:45.8), Ellie Reed (6th, 21:04.4), and Emmy Pritchard (22:06.06, 9th). Leading White Pigeon was Jamielynn Delarye in 16th at 22:49.9.
Centreville’s Logan Weis was the second quickest boy at 16:01.9, only behind Bloomingdale’s Jaden Barnes (15:48.8). WP’s Jesse Fielis took fifth at 18:05.9, followed by Mendon’s Ben Iobe sixth at 18:07.0. Making the top 15 as well from Centreville were Donovan Blum (18:51.8, 14th) and Ben Reed (18:53.4, 15th).
Full results from the SW10 meet can be found here.
Combining Wednesday’s results with the prior Southwest 10 meets, grabbing first-team all-conference were Mendon’s Presley Allen and Rowan Allen, with Presley getting team captain as the top overall runner. Centreville’s Ellie Reed, Emmy Pritchard and Autumn Major also were first-team, as as White Pigeon’s Jamielynn Delarye.
Earning boys first-team all conference were Logan Weis (Centreville), Jesse Fielis (White Pigeon), and Ben Iobe (Mendon). Second team honors went to Centreville’s Ethan Miller, Donovan Blum, and Ben Reed; plus WP’s Jack Williams. Weis also earned the league’s Bill Swanwick Award.
In the final team standings, Centreville’s girls were first, Mendon was sixth, and White Pigeon eighth. In the boys standings, the Bulldogs were fourth, the Chiefs fifth, and Hornets seventh.
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Wednesday also had the SCAA Championship at Pittsford. The Colon girls finished fourth at 98, behind Hillsdale Academy (33), Pittsford (67), and Lenawee Christian (78). The Magi boys tied for fourth at 117, beaten by Hillsdale Academy (28), Lenawee Christian (33), and St. Philip (75).
The top Magi placer was Lilli Stanzel, ninth in the girls race at 22:01.08. Macey Burgess was 19th at 24:04.78. Dalton Williams topped the boys in 15th at 19:31.78 with Chandler Lafler 19th at 20:00.70.
Full results from the SCAA meet can be here.