Photos by Kara Raeth
West Michigan Conference boys and girls cross country teams ran in their second league jamboree of the season on a gorgeous Tuesday evening at Montague High School.
Hart and Whitehall finished as the top two teams in the jamboree in both the boys and girls races.
The Pirates placed four runners in the top 10 in both the boys and girls divisions. Clayton Ackley (16:38.00), Noah Bosley (16:48.50), Wyatt Dean (17:10.40) and Seth Ackley (17:42.90) headed up top finishes by the Hart boys. Alyson Enns (18:30.10), Jessica Jazwinski (18:42.00), Audrianna Enns (19:10.80) and Lexie Beth Nienhuis (20:48.30) held top spots for the girls.
The second-place Vikings had three top-10 runners in the boys division and two in the girls. Andre Richmond (16:56.90), Riley Buys (17:23.60) and Carter McIlroy (17:25.20) crossed the finish line first for the Whitehall boys. Hayli Fagan (20:49.70) and Ryann Jibson (21:02.50) led the Vikings’ girls squad.
WMC boys team scores:
- Hart – 28
- Whitehall – 54
- North Muskegon – 95
- Montague – 96
- Mason County Central – 99
- Ravenna – 155
WMC girls team scores:
- Hart – 22
- Whitehall – 45
- Oakridge – 111
- Montague – 127
- Shelby – 128
- Mason County Central – 135
- Ravenna – 165
Many coaches and runners seemed very optimistic as the weather was ideal for a race.
“It was perfect racing conditions, and I had many kids run a season best tonight,” Whitehall cross coach Courtney Snyder said. “It was an encouraging race and turning for point for my athletes, and they are excited to keep improving.”
The third WMC jamboree will be hosted by Whitehall on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
CLICK HERE for complete meet results on Athletic.net.
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