New Chapter Begins for XC

The cross country teams traveled to Central Lake for the Ryan Shay Invitational on Saturday,  August 20.

The boys ended up placing in ninth with a total of 216 points while the girls placed in third with 106 points.

The meet is special meet in honor of Ryan Shay, a Central Lake standout who died while running in the Olympic trials for the marathon in New York City in 2007.

The race was only 2 miles long. Normal cross country races are 3.1 miles long.

Boys Results for 2 Mile

22. Luke Passino 12:09
42. Brandon Dicus 12:56
46. Ian Dailey 13:01
55. Cleveland Baker 13:11
64. Cameron Biskupski 13:38
68. Austin Fielder 13:52
72. Sawyer Hodson 14:14
82. Caleb Walters 15:00
92. Beau Dicus 15:28

“Today was the first race of the season for some of the new comers. The goal was simply to finish their first varsity race,” coach Brandon Beltz said. “They ran though and accomplished that task.”

Girls Results for 2 Mile

7. Hailey Shank 13:09
16. Abby Kline 14:21
31. Lexi Passino 15:17
33. Falyn Mansfield 15:26
43. Lauren Vizina 15:55
55. Precious Delos Santos 16:49
80. Anna Beardsley 20:24
82. Sheldon Vizina 21:43

“The competition was very strong today and the girls rose to the challenge,” coach Sarah Furman said. “At the same time, it is very early, and the goal was to “get one in” and work together.”

The teams’ next meet is August 31 at East Jordan.

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