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All-Conference Cross Country Runners

Kent City dominated the 2017 all-conference cross country teams.  Nine Eagle harriers garnered first team honors while two earned honorable mention. The Lady Eagles attained five of the top 8 all-CSAA slots on the girls’ side.  Lauren Freeland (1st), Layla Martini (2nd), Kenzie Bowers (4th), Abby Ignasiak (5th), and Elizabeth Sible (7th place tie) acquired […]

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CSAA Champions Again for both the Boys & Girls XC Teams

For the fourth time this season, the Kent City Running Eagles crushed the CSAA Silver competition at the final league jamboree. The girls amassed 29 points compared to second place White Cloud’s 50 points.  Lauren Freeland won all 4 jamborees. Kenzie Bowers and Abby Ignasiak crossed the line almost as one in 3rd and 4th […]

Eagles earn nine medals at Montabella Mustang Invitational

The Eagles were one of twenty-five teams to line up at the start of the Montabella Mustang Invitational for the Friday afternoon event where each Kent City harrier put forth a good effort on the 5K course. In the girls’ race, Lauren Freeland battled most of the second half of the race to finish second overall in 18:52, outsprinting a […]

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Wilson wins the Portage Invite; Teams finish sixth

There were 50 boxes on the crammed starting line at the Portage Invite, but the Eagles made good use of their limited space.  The Lady Eagles didn’t panic in the crowd and gradually worked their way up to sixth place overall!  This preview of the state finals featured ten of the top twelve ranked teams. […]

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Hesperia’s Hills were No Match for the High Flying Eagles

The Eagles kept their perfect CSAA season intact last night at the hilly Hesperia course out at Baker Woods–the site of the 3rd of 4 cross country jamborees.  Portions of the course were named Deadman’s curve, Harrington’s Hill, and Death Valley, yet the course was no match for the strength, skill, and speed of the […]

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Eagles knock off defending state champs!

The course was smooth and fast.  There was a cool breeze.  Clouds muted the direct sunshine.  Talented and hungry Eagle cross country teams showed up and that seemed to be the recipe for amazingly fast times at the Huckleberry Creek Golf Course. The Kent City harriers pulled off a pretty spectacular feat at the inaugural […]

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KCXC Eagles On Top of the Podium Again

The thermometer hit 100 on Saturday, but it didn’t deter the Eagle harriers.  Their season is just heating up and the cross country teams are up for the challenge.  The state-ranked boys and girls teams used intelligent racing to rise to the top of the awards podium at the Evart Wildcat Invitational.  Not only did […]

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Almost perfect: CSAA XC Jamboree #2

A perfect score in cross country is 15 and our Lady Eagles only scored 16 points last night in the second CSAA jamboree at White Cloud.  Lauren Freeland, Layla Martini, Kenzie Bowers, and Abby Ignasiak came across the line in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places.  Elizabeth Sible was 6th.  Kristen Toporski (19th), Ryan Kik […]

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Golden Eagles at Sparta Invitational

There are golden eagles, and today our Kent City Eagles were of the golden variety.  Both the girls and boys cross country teams ran to the first place championship trophies in the Silver division of the Sparta Invitational which featured 16 teams. Lauren Freeland cruised to the win while Layla Martini was a close second […]

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Wilson and Freeland medal at MSU Spartan Invitational

If you see Fraser Wilson or Lauren Freeland sporting a new MSU hat, that’s because they earned them as prizes at the Spartan XC Invitational.  It was a hot, sunny, still afternoon, but they generated their own breeze by running fast. Freeland ran in her first Spartan Elite race and really was impressive.  She raced […]

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