2017-09-13 / Sports

Imlay City boys, girls second at Hatchet Invite

BY SPORTS STAFF


The Imlay City boys’ and girls’ cross country teams were all smiles after placing second at the Hatchet Invitational at Bad Axe on Saturday. 
Photos via Imlay City CrossX Facebook The Imlay City boys’ and girls’ cross country teams were all smiles after placing second at the Hatchet Invitational at Bad Axe on Saturday. Photos via Imlay City CrossX Facebook BAD AXE — Dryden, Imlay City, Mayville and North Branch cross county teams competed at the Hatchet Invite at Bad Axe High Saturday with Imlay City's boys' and girls' teams placing second. Dryden girls were 11th and boys 12th, Mayville girls placed sixth and North Branch girls were eighth and the boys seventh. Below are all the meets from Saturday and how each team fared.

ALMONT

The Almont cross country team competed in the first BWAC jamboree meet of the season on Tuesday, but the race was not completed in time for press. — J.O.

DRYDEN

BOYS: Dryden’s Brenden Knuth finished 13th with a 18:24.1 during Saturday’s Hatchet Invitational in Bad Axe, but it was not enough to help the Dryden cross-country team place higher than 12th in the field of 14 teams. The Cardinals finished with 252 points, well behind first-place Bad Axe with 105, second-place Imlay City with 116 and thirdplace Ubly with 118.


The Imlay City girls’ squad takes off from the start line at Bad Axe on Saturday. The Imlay City girls’ squad takes off from the start line at Bad Axe on Saturday. Ethan Rozanski had a strong finish for the Cardinals, placing 16th in 18:34.3. Cameron Bores was 63rd with a 20:26.55, Marc Embree finished 80th with a 21:09.57, Reed Hall was 120th in 24:00.89 and Carl Grondin was 146th in 33:33.45 to round out Dryden’s top-five finishers.

GIRLS: The Lady Cardinals finished in 11th place at the Hatchet Invitational with 249 points. Ubly was first with 76, Imlay City second with 81 and Deckerville third with 99.

Hannah Peyerk led Dryden in 34th with a 23:49.55. Teagan Norman followed in 54th in 24:39.7, Kylie Devlaminck was 61st with 24:55.07, Kelsey Hempstead was 77th with a 26:23.42 and Alissa Hurd was 88th in 27:06.92 for Dryden’s top five.

Dryden will be at the 50th annual Holly/Duane Raffin Festival of Races Saturday at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. — A.V.

IMLAY CITY

BOYS: Jake Swartz finished 10th with an 18:11.7 to lead the Imlay City cross-country team to a second-place finish at the Hatchet Invitational at Bad Axe on Saturday. The Spartans finished with 116 points for second while Bad Axe had 105 for first and Ubly had 118 for third.

Avery Whitney finished in 21st in 18:41.52, Zak Kustowski was 22nd in 18:43.52, Brandon Pries was 25th in 18:52.7 and Cole Broecker was 39th with a 19:13.21 to round out the Spartans’ top-five finishers.

GIRLS: The Lady Spartans also finished second at the Hatchet Invitational, finishing with 81 points. Ubly was first with 76 and Deckerville was third with 99.

Jessica Denver led Imlay City with a 10th-place finish in 21:38.85. Carlee Forsyth followed in 11th with a 21:55.42, Sydney Kapushinski finished in 17th with a 22:38.85, McKinzie Winget was 20th in 22:50.42 and Sarah Evans was 23rd in 22:55.95 to complete Imlay City’s top five.

Imlay City competed in the first BWAC Jamboree on Tuesday after press deadlines and will be at the Michigan State University Spartan Invitational Friday at Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing. — A.V.

LAKEVILLE

The Lady Falcons placed fourth at Saturday’s Genesee County Meet at the Cummings Center in Mt. Morris with 110. The boys didn’t have enough runners to place as a team. Kailyn Allmon led the Lady Falcons in ninth place in 22:16.09, Kate Finn was 21st in 26:11.87, Andrea Erwin 31st in 28:10.70, Charlie Reetz 36th in 31:23.82 and Aubrie Beckley 21:26.16.

The boys were led by Jacob Allmon in 42nd in 19:24.03, Gage Hook was 111th in 23:48.90 and Michael Herron was 122nd in 26:10.93. — B.P.

MAYVILLE

The Lady Wildcats took sixth place with a 172 at Saturday’s Hatchet Invitational in Bad Axe and the boys came in ninth with 200. Haley Rowbotham paced the girls in sixth in 21:01.1, Abigail Gonzales was 25th in 23:10.55, Haley Slusher 47th in 23:24.89, Lyndee Bailey 51st in 24:33.6 and Livia Flynn 65th in 25:22.92.

James Maddocks led the boys in 26th in 18:53.95, Jordan Birmingham was 27th in 18:55.35, Travis Katz 42nd in 19:16.89, Cody Stier 46th in 19:24.24 and Trent Birmingham 64th in 20:27:27. — B.P.

NORTH BRANCH

The Bronocs ran in the Bad

Axe Hatchet Invitational on Saturday. In the girls’ race, the Lady Broncos finished in eighth place of 12 teams with 187 points. Ubly won the race with 76. Caitlyn Rodgers led the North Branch girls, finishing in 21:05 and seventh place of 129 total runners. Behind her for the Lady Broncos was Allie Schlaud, running 22:55 in 22nd place. Cloye Schram was the third fastest runner for North Branch, crossing the finish line at 24:17. Abigail Hadden also set her season PR with 30:22.

The North Branch boys placed seventh of 14 teams with 182 points. Bad Axe won the meet, scoring 105. Senior Austin Pung led the way for the Broncos, finishing in 18:23.24, good for 12th place overall of 148 runners. Dylan Castle set a new career PR at 18:36.11, finishing 18th overall. Colton Maher also set a career PR, running 18:51.36 and placing 24th.

North Branch ran in the first Tri-Valley Conference jamboree meet of the season on Tuesday, but the race was not completed in time for print.

The Broncos will run in the Reese XC Invitational Saturday. — J.O.

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