Boys Cross Country

 

Carson City-Crystal Earns Finals Sweep

Carson City-Crystal Earns Finals Sweep
Saturday, November 7, 2020
When Carson City-Crystal’s Coleman Clark crossed the finish line Saturday, he raised his arms over his head and belted out a loud scream. He had plenty of reasons to celebrate.
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Benzie Central's Jones, St Louis Pull Away

Benzie Central's Jones, St Louis Pull Away
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Never one to refuse a challenge, Benzie Central’s Hunter Jones certainly accepted the challenge presented to him Saturday at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals. The sophomore successfully repeated as Division 3 individual champion, finishing the ...
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Walker, Fremont Break Away for Sweep

Walker, Fremont Break Away for Sweep
Friday, November 6, 2020
It was a dream that formulated in the mind of a young runner before he ever put on a Fremont High School cross country singlet. “It’s something I’ve been working for the last five, six years probably,” senior Nathan Walker said after winning the...
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Hough, Kessler, Romeo Show Speed

Hough, Kessler, Romeo Show Speed
Friday, November 6, 2020
Junior Riley Hough of Hartland and senior Hobbs Kessler of Ann Arbor Skyline would have preferred settling it head-to-head, not in a glorified time trial. But both also understood the unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and appreciated any opportuni...
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Preview: Forecast Calls for New Favorites

Preview: Forecast Calls for New Favorites
Thursday, November 5, 2020
With apologies to Division 2 favorite Fremont, this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway could be in store for wholesale changes atop the team standings. Fremont is the only reigning champion or 2019 runner-up r...
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Marquette, Wyma Reign at UPD1 Boys Race

Marquette, Wyma Reign at UPD1 Boys Race
Sunday, October 25, 2020
The Marquette boys grabbed four of the top seven places Saturday, retaining their Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country title with 38 points. They were followed by Sault Ste. Marie with 47 points, led by individual champion Jaron Wyma.
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'Dollar Bay Family' Claims 1st Boys XC Title

'Dollar Bay Family' Claims 1st Boys XC Title
Sunday, October 25, 2020
It was a day of firsts for a pair of Copper Country schools in the Upper Peninsula Division 3 Boys Cross Country Finals here Saturday. Dollar Bay was crowned champion for the first time, and junior Jonah Nordine became the first Ewen-Trout Creek athlete to earn an indi...
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Ishpeming Sweeps UPD2 boys titles

Ishpeming Sweeps UPD2 boys titles
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Ishpeming’s boys continued their winning ways Saturday, earning their third consecutive Upper Peninsula Division 2 cross country championship with 17 points at George Young Recreational Complex.
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3-Sport Standout Back as Airport Coach

3-Sport Standout Back as Airport Coach
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Dakota Bostic started his high school cross country career because he wanted to get into shape for his freshman year of basketball for Carleton Airport High School. A decade later, Bostic is about to launch his coaching career as the varsity cross country coach for the...
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USA Discovering New Winning Pack

USA Discovering New Winning Pack
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Mike Peter knew his Unionville-Sebewaing boys cross country team would have to make adjustments for the 2020 season, and deal with a different set of circumstances. And that was before COVID-19 gripped the nation.
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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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