Boys Cross Country

 

Performance: Plymouth's Carter Solomon

Performance: Plymouth's Carter Solomon
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Carter Solomon was Plymouth’s top runner the last three years and capped his high school cross country career as the state’s best – and one of its fastest champions all-time.  Solomon won the Lower Peninsula Division 1 championship Saturday at Mi...
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EGR's Bishop, Fremont Earn Places with Elite

EGR's Bishop, Fremont Earn Places with Elite
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Evan Bishop of East Grand Rapids had already established himself as one of the elite runners in a state known for producing great distance talent. But while Bishop had credentials and a reputation that stacked up favorably with anyone’s in Michigan, he didn&rsquo...
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Friendly Foes Deliver Division 1 Show

Friendly Foes Deliver Division 1 Show
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Carter Solomon could finally relax, a luxury he couldn’t afford himself for almost 3.1 miles. The Plymouth senior had the fastest time in the state this fall and was fourth in the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship last year, accomplishments that did...
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Benzie Freshman, Hanover-Horton Reign

Benzie Freshman, Hanover-Horton Reign
Saturday, November 2, 2019
It’s been 26 years since a ninth-grader from a high school in the northwest portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula made MHSAA cross country history. Ryan Shay of Central Lake won the 1993 individual race at the Class D championships back when there were sepa...
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Sumner Sets Pace in Breckenridge Sweep

Sumner Sets Pace in Breckenridge Sweep
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Getting beat by Coleman Clark occasionally last year only made Mason Sumner a stronger runner. Sumner, a sophomore at Breckenridge, competes regularly against Clark, a junior from Carson City-Crystal, because both schools are in the Mid-State Activities Conference.
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Preview: Set to Launch New Contenders

Preview: Set to Launch New Contenders
Friday, November 1, 2019
Four individual cross country champions who had won a combined seven MHSAA Finals titles finished their high school careers at Michigan International Speedway last year. That means there’s plenty of opportunities for the next wave of runners at this weekend&rsquo...
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Performance: Brimley's Austin Plotkin

Performance: Brimley's Austin Plotkin
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Brimley senior Austin Plotkin finished an accomplishment Saturday that has been achieved in Michigan high school boys cross country only once before.  By winning the Upper Peninsula Division 3 Final championship for the fourth time, Plotkin joined Central Lake leg...
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Freshman Quickly Joins Benzie All-Time Elite

Freshman Quickly Joins Benzie All-Time Elite
Monday, October 21, 2019
At Benzie Central, the emphasis in the boys cross country program is placed upon team goals and toward achieving success as a group. However, it’s been hard not to notice the Huskies have their next great runner coming through the system.
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Plotkin Completes 2nd Boys Finals 4-Peat

Plotkin Completes 2nd Boys Finals 4-Peat
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Brimley senior Austin Plotkin said he tried to run Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 3 Final like any other race. But, perhaps as expected, it was much more.
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Preview: Historic Finish Guaranteed

Preview: Historic Finish Guaranteed
Friday, October 18, 2019
Only 16 runners in MHSAA boys cross country history have won three Finals championships. Only one – Central Lake’s Ryan Shay from 1993-96 – finished first four times during his high school career. Brimley’s Austin Plotkin is part of that three-t...
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Performance: Brighton's Jack Spamer

Performance: Brighton's Jack Spamer
Friday, October 18, 2019
Brighton senior distance ace Jack Spamer posted Michigan’s fastest high school cross country time since 2014 with a 14:48.1 to finish first at the 35th Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard Invitational on Oct. 12.  He cut 14 seconds from his personal record...
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Seniors Setting Pace for East Jordan Run

Seniors Setting Pace for East Jordan Run
Friday, August 23, 2019
Matt Peterson says he couldn’t have asked for a better group than the one he has this year making up his boys cross country team at East Jordan. Peterson also couldn’t have asked for more experience than the Red Devils bring into the 2019 season.
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#TBT x 2: XC, Soccer Finals Then and Now

#TBT x 2: XC, Soccer Finals Then and Now
Thursday, November 8, 2018
For this Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at two years of MHSAA Cross Country and Boys Soccer Finals – those competed in 2008 with highlights compiled by FOX Sports Detroit, and our latest in the Lower Peninsula this past weekend highlighted by Sta...
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Otsego Ace, Chelsea Outpace D2 Field

Otsego Ace, Chelsea Outpace D2 Field
Saturday, November 3, 2018
When Alex Comerford of Otsego decided it was go time, the race was over. Nobody else in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final field could muster a response to Comerford’s 4:49.11 second-mile surge, one which turned a close race at the mile into a 2.1-mile vi...
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Plymouth Wins 1st Title, Foster Wins 2nd

Plymouth Wins 1st Title, Foster Wins 2nd
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Carter Solomon doesn’t mind losing a cross country race. For the Plymouth junior, it’s all about the competition. He got plenty in the form of Ann Arbor Pioneer senior Nick Foster, but Solomon got the victory he really wanted by leading Plymouth to its firs...
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Caro, Albrecht Celebrate D3 Sweep

Caro, Albrecht Celebrate D3 Sweep
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Caro senior Yami Albrecht has secured a special place in Michigan high school cross country history. Albrecht won a kick to the finish with Jeremy Kloss of Harbor Springs for the second straight year to win his third MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 individual champion...
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Saugatuck Follows Gorgas to 1st in D4

Saugatuck Follows Gorgas to 1st in D4
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Saugatuck senior Corey Gorgas raised his arms as he hit the finish line, but the day wasn’t all about him. Moments after he completed a solo victory lap to the finish Saturday to win the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 individual cross country championship at Mi...
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Preview: Forecast Calls for Historic Wins

Preview: Forecast Calls for Historic Wins
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Team and individual history is waiting to be made at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway. A year ago, the final state rankings predicted all four champions – and if they’re accurate again, Plymouth w...
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Plenty Propels Chassell Championship Chase

Plenty Propels Chassell Championship Chase
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Small school. Big tradition. That’s pretty much the way it is at Chassell High School, which captured both the girls and boys Upper Peninsula Division 3 cross country championships Oct 20 at Munising.
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Sault, Ishpeming, Chassell Boys Set Pace

Sault, Ishpeming, Chassell Boys Set Pace
Sunday, October 21, 2018
The Sault Ste. Marie boys made a statement in the wind and cold Saturday, earning their first Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country championship in six years with 42 points.
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