The first Southwest 10 Conference cross country jamboree was hosted by Comstock Wednesday. Bloomingdale finished first in both boys and girls team score. Centreville‘s girls finished third only four points behind the Cardinals and White Pigeon was sixth for girls and fourth for boys. The Bulldogs didn’t have a boys team score and Mendon didn’t for either.
Despite no team score, the Hornets had the top two spots in the girls race. Presley Allen took the gold at 20:25.9 with her sister Rowan next at 21:50.4. Centreville’s Ellie Reed was fourth at 23:31.2 with Emmy Pritchard ninth at 25:19.8. The top Chief girl was Jamielynn Delarye in 17th at 27:21.3.
In the boys race, the Bulldogs’ Logan Weis was second at 18:26.7. WP’s Jesse Fielis was fifth at 20:22.3 and Mendon’s Ben Iobe ninth at 21:08.6.
Elsewhere Wednesday, Constantine competed at the Parchment Classic; taking sixth in the boys team score. The quickest Falcon was Alessandro Avila in 25th at 20:08.35, followed by Caden Jackson in 28th at 20:20.33 and Ethan Glick 30th at 20:21.68. Emma Schnepp was 40th in the girls race at 26:20.57.
On Tuesday, the Wolverine Conference had league matches, Three Rivers and Edwardsburg traveled to Otsego for a tri-meet, Otsego had the top five girls runners and the top three boys with Caleb Wesseldyk the quickest boy overall (16:48.4) and Logan Brazee the fastest girl (19:11.69).
In team scoring, the Wildcat boys edged Edwardsburg 26-29 but fell to the Bulldogs 18-37. TR’s boys had three in the top ten overall times. Sulley Zietlow was fifth at 17:57.28, Johnathan Pant seventh at 18:07.5, and Isaac Perez 10th at 18:26.78.
“It was a good night for our boys taking the win against Edwardsburg,” said Three Rivers boys coach Jason Muckel. “We were missing one of our top varsity runners due to illness and we knew other boys were going to need to rise to the occasion to get the win and they did exactly that. I’m proud of the guys for gritting it out and doing what they needed to, in order to get it done.”
For the TR girls, they fell in both team scores. In the overall marks individually, Jennifer Hernandez was sixth fastest at 22:06.6.
“We had excellent improvement out of our girls tonight,” said coach Josh Bell. “Jennifer Hernandez finished in front of an Edwardsburg runner who had beaten her just this Friday, while also running her second fastest time of the season. Additionally, Gabby Kilbourn (24:19.56) and Paige Conatser (28:54.15) had lifetime personal best finish times in this race.
Elsewhere in the league, Sturgis hosted Paw Paw in a duel with the Trojan girls winning narrowly 27-28 and the Red Wolves taking the boys match 19-41.
Berkley Holtz was the quickest girls runner at 20:58.78. Sturgis’ Sydney Bir was fourth at 22:43.13 and Tessa Hatt fifth at 23:24.17. On the boys side, Nolan Park was third for the Trojans at 18:38.78. Paw Paw’s Will Vanderbor was the quickest overall at 17:41.64.
“Berkley Holtz, Sydney Bir, Tessa Hatt, Kenzie Eicher, Halle Brooks, and Celeste Ruiz Rubio all had lifetime best runs for the Trojans,” noted Sturgis coach Emerson Green.
Also on Tuesday, Colon hosted Climax-Scotts, Tekonsha, and Union City for the Mid-Weed Madness meet. The Magi had Dalton Williams third in the boys race at 20:05.52 and Lilli Stanzel third in the girls race at 23:08.18.