Fremont Boys, Hart Girls Win Cross Country State Titles
BROOKLYN – Fremont captured its first MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 boys cross country championship since 2015 on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
Petoskey finished 14th, with senior Joseph Farley coming home in 10th.
Fremont’s Nathan Walker and Connor Somers finished in fourth and eighth, respectively.
Hart won its third consecutive Division 3 girls state championship, finishing ahead of Shepherd. Traverse City St. Francis was fourth, Benzie Central seventh, Clare eighth, McBain 11th, Harbor Springs 12th and Charlevoix 13th.
Hart’s Savannah Ackley and Audrianna Enns came home in fourth and fifth, while Libby Gorman of St. Francis was sixth, Boyne City’s Ava Maginity seventh and Maye Burns of Harbor Springs eighth.
On the boys side, Benzie Central’s Hunter Jones finished first overall while Hart’s Alex Enns was in fourth and Morley Stanwood’s Aiden McLaughlin in ninth.
Hanover-Horton won the event, with Charlevoix finished in third, Hart in fifth, Benzie Central in seventh, Harbor Springs in eighth, Shepherd 11th, Manistee in 20th and Sanford Meridian in 25th.
At the Division 2 girls meet, Petoskey came home in second place behind champion East Grand Rapids. Petoskey junior Emma Squires finished in fifth place.
At the Division 1 girls meet, Traverse City Central recorded a runner-up finish behind champion Ann Arbor Pioneer. The Trojans posted a team score of 113.
Central sophomore Julia Flynn finished in third place.
On the boys side, Central finished fifth while Brighton won the state championship.
At the Division 4 girls meet, Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart came in second place behind champion Bridgman.
East Jordan finished in ninth, Johannesburg-Lewiston in 13th, Beal City in 17th, Frankfort 18th, Leland 22nd and Glen Lake 23rd.
Glen Lake’s Makenna Scott finished fourth overall while Beal City’s Kaylee Locke and Rachal Weber finished eighth and 10th, respectively.
On the boys side, East Jordan came home in third while Breckenridge won the meet. Petoskey St. Michael was fifth, Sacred Heart sixth, Mason County Eastern ninth, Beal City 12th, Johannesburg-Lewiston 20th, Frankfort 25th and Glen Lake 28th.
Carlos Gascho of Johannesburg-Lewiston finished fifth overall, while Sacred Heart’s Matthew Nowak was sixth, Walkerville’s Shane Achterhof seventh and Sacred Heart’s Josh Lynch ninth.