Wednesday saw the second SAC cross country jamboree of the season, this time hosted by Gobles. Constantine‘s boys finished with the seventh place team score while their girls were 12th. Saugatuck was first overall for boys and Kalamazoo Christian first for girls.
Ethan Glick had a strong showing for the Falcon boys, finishing third overall at 17:36.22. Robbie King took 42nd at 19:59.04, Alessandro Avila was 44th at 20:08.46, and 46th was Logan Patmalnieks at 20:22.45. Constantine’s quickest girl was Emma Schnepp in 72nd at 26:47.54.
Elsewhere Wednesday was a SCAA Jamboree at Hillsdale Academy, which had the hosts first for girls and Lenawee Christian first for boys. Colon took fourth in both.
Lilli Stanzel was the best placer for Colon, 10th in the girls race at 22:22.90. Macey Burgess was 15th (23:21.95) and Reese Williams 21st (24:47.34). The Magi boys had spots 20-22 individually with Dalton Williams (20:34.44), Chandler Lafler (20:34.84), and Gavin Minor (20:43.88)
Sturgis hosted Three Rivers and Plainwell for Wolverine Conference action on Tuesday. In the boys matches, Three Rivers topped SHS 18-40. Both TR and Sturgis fell to Plainwell, 18-45 against Sturgis and 25-34 versus Three Rivers.
Sturgis won both girls duals, 15-50 over TR and 27-28 against Plainwell, while PHS beat the Wildcats 15-50.
Three Rivers had the fastest boys runner in Sulley Zietlow at 17:17.00. Teammate Johnathan Pant was fourth at 18:00.04 with Isaac Perez seventh at 18:22.02. Grabbing fifth from Sturgis was Nolan Park at 18:06.48.
“We had nine boys set personal bests tonight in a cold and windy meet against Plainwell and Sturgis,” said TR coach Jason Muckel. “I am proud of these boys and watching them develop through this season. We are a young team and they keep progressing.”
“Our loss against Plainwell was a tough one, but we will take what we can to learn from the meet and move forward to help make us better,” Muckel added. “We head to Otsego on Saturday for the Bulldog Invitational and we are excited to see what this group of kids are capable of doing in that race.”
Sturgis had the quickest girls time with a 20:18.87 by freshman Berkley Holtz. Sydney Bir was fourth fastest at 21:38.24, Tessa Hatt sixth at 22:23.33, and Paityn Modern ninth at 23:22.60. For TR, Jennifer Hernandez was third quickest (21:01.13) and Gabby Kilbourn 10th best (23:28.87).
“All three of the girls that ran for us tonight earned their lifetime personal best time for the 5K race,” noted TR coach Josh Bell. “It’s great to see them improve from week to week. We are preparing for a competitive meet on Saturday at the Bulldog Invitational where we fell the girls can be even faster.”
Photos courtesy Jason Muckel & Josh Bell/TR Cross Country