Co-Ed Varsity Cross Country
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 22, 2020
The Varsity Cross Country team traveled to Indian River at Cooperation Park for the Bulldog Invite. The meet start at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on September 22. The Inland Lakes course was flat and fast in warm conditions for late September weather. It would turn out to be a day of victories as both teams would end up winning the meet. The Boys team scored a total of 49 points and beat second place Cheboygan by 20 points. The Girl's would score a low 24 points to win the meet, holding off Johannesburg- Lewiston by 16 points.
Then it was senior Gavin Carson who would lead the Boy's team and win the race with a time of 18:15. He was followed by fellow senior runner Will Maginity who finished in fourth with a time of 18:41. The third runner to cross the line was freshman Liam Dart who finished 12 and in a time of 20:25. Another senior Jeffrey Kerr would be the fourth Rambler to finish the race in 17 place and in a time of 20:47. To finish the scoring for the Ramblers was Colin Boyer who out kicked teammate Corbin Smith. Boyer finished in 22:11 and in 30 place. Smith would help finish out the top seven runners for the Ramblers with a 31 place finish and a time of 22:18. To wrap up the day for the Boy's Paxton Giem would cross the line in 42 place with a time of 24 minutes flat. The Boy's would have four out of seven runner either run their fastest times of the season or their career.
The girl's race continued the winning ways as sophomore Ava Maginity won her third straight race with a time of 19:39. The second Rambler to cross the line was Reagan Woodall in fifth place with a time of 22:13. Then it would be junior Lydia Frasz coming across the line at 22:45 for ninth place. Taylor Noble would follow Frasz across the line as she finished in tenth place and a time of 23 minutes flat. To finish up the team score for the Ramblers was Rachel Clausen in 12 place and a time of 23:11. The top seven was wrapped up by Kari Day and Emilee Fisher. Day would finish in 25:28, which was good enough for 25 and Fisher crossed in 26:34 and 33 place. To wrap up the day for the Ramblers was Madelyn Sobleski and Madison Mathers. They would finish in 37 and 46 place respectfully. Sobleski finished the race in 27:48 and Mathers crossed in 33:01. The Girl's had nearly every single runner have a season or career best time (and the only one who didn't was only one second off!).
"This race was a much-needed confidence boost for our team coming off an extremely challenging course last week. I saw huge smiles when the kids saw the hard work they've been putting in pay off with fast race times. Our runners are getting much better at being patient in the first mile, and I think they saw how much stronger they felt throughout the race as a result. I'm just really proud of each one of them, and it was so nice to see them celebrate their hard work ." - Coach Herrmann
The Cross Country team will be back in action on Saturday, October 3 in Charlevoix for another Lake Michigan Conference Jamboree.