The second Southwest 10 Conference cross country jamboree was hosted by Cassopolis on Wednesday. In team score, Centreville was the girls champion at 76, edging Lawrence (80) and Mendon (87). White Pigeon took seventh at 134. Bloomingdale was the top boys squad at 31 with Centreville second at 67. WP was fifth (114) and Mendon didn’t have a team score.
The fastest two girls both came from Mendon with Presley Allen (19:43.6) first and her sister Rowan second (21:08.2). Cracking the top 10 for the Bulldogs were Autumn Major (4th, 22:15.6), Ellie Reed (6th, 22:55.5) and Emmy Pritchard (10th, 24:01.5). Leading the Chiefs was Jamielynn Delarye in 17th at 25:37.1.
Centreville had the second and third place boys runners in Logan Weis (16:59.1) and Ethan Miller (18:25.3). White Pigeon’s Jesse Fielis placed sixth (19:43.6) and Mendon’s Ben Iobe grabbed seventh (19:47.7).
Colon was also in action Wednesday at an SCAA Jamboree at Athens, placing third for girls teams and fourth for boys. Hillsdale Academy took the top team spot in both.
Three Magi girls cracked the top 20; Lilli Stanzel (10th, 23:30.1), Macey Burgess (15th, 24:59.5) and Reese Williams (16th, 25:07.1). Dalton Williams was the leading Colon boy at 20:49.3, taking 16th.
In the Wolverine Conference on Tuesday, the Three Rivers boys edged Vicksburg for a 26-29 win at the Indian Lake Nazarene Camp course. The Bulldogs took the girls race 19-44. TR’s top boys time was Sulley Zietlow, second overall at 16:59 in his first career sub-17 minute effort. Isaac Perez had a personal record with the fourth fastest time at 17:48. Next were Johnathan Pant (18:00) and Zachary Gowan (18:09).
“On paper, Vicksburg was going to be a tough opponent for our boys team,” said Wildcats coach Jason Muckel. “Every athlete set a personal record at the (Otsego) Bulldog Invite on Saturday and the boys came out strong tonight and took a win against a tough conference opponent. We are proud of how the boys raced and it sets us up well for the remainder of our season.”
For the TR girls, Jennifer Hernandez was the second quickest overall at 20:48. Gabrielle Kilbourn was tenth with a personal best at 23:14.
“Overall our girls ran well tonight and were consistent with their times compared to the last time we had a race,” said TR girls coach Josh Bell.
Photos courtesy Three Rivers cross country
Elsewhere in the Wolverine Conference, Sturgis traveled to Niles for a tri-meet with the Vikings and Otsego. The Trojan boys beat Niles 20-42 but fell to Otsego 15-48. The Sturgis girls had similar results, defeating the Vikings 27-29 and falling to the Bulldogs 16-45.
For overall times on the girls side, Sturgis had Berkley Holtz fifth (20:17.51) and Sydney Bir seventh (21:43.83). For the boys, Nolan Park snagged seventh (19:01.04)