The Kent City Running Eagles kicked off their season by hosting an 8 team meet at Long Lake Park last Wednesday. Despite the mid-day heat and humidity, the Eagles looked solid and strong.
The girls’ race featured some quality teams and White Cloud defeated Covenant Christian on the tiebreaker. Kent City’s girls finished 4th. They were led by Ashley Russo in 2nd place and Ana Swanson in 4th. Becky Sizemore, Diana Serrano, and Michelle Alt rounded out the scoring and Kelsey Toporski and Kaitlin Rich completed the varsity seven.
On the boys’ side, Will Wilson finished in 2nd while Tommy Schutter was 12th as the boys’ team also finished 4th. Ben Swanson ran well as the third man with Rey Santos and Aaron Ortiz as the other scorers. Joshua Lee and Nicholas Kridler were also varsity.
Congratulation s to both teams but especially to all of the freshmen and newcomers for completing their first high school 5K race—Michelle Alt, Kaitlin Rich, Molly Ignasiak, Kate Phillips, Aaron Ortiz, Joshua Lee, and Zach Reed. Please see Coach Gerbers or Evers if you are interested in joining these athletes.
For full meet results go to : Kent City XC on Athletic.net