The Jayhawk Cross Country teams traveled to Wisconsin to run in the Warrior Invitational on Saturday.
The women’s team had their best team race as EVERYONE had a 6k personal best race including Hannah Heintzelman (freshman/Cedar Springs HS) by 29 seconds, sophomore Kendra Irvine (Reeths Puffer HS) by 55 seconds, freshman Madison Cook (Newaygo HS) by 52 seconds, freshman Katana Daniely (Fruitport HS) by 1 minute, 40 seconds, freshman Sydney Armstrong (Holton HS) by 2 minutes, 5 seconds, and freshman Kelly Brown (Fruitport HS) by 1 minute, 16 seconds. Heintzelman led the women taking 16th place out of 137 finishers.
The men’s team was led by Mitch Johnson (freshman/Fruitport HS) taking 10th place out of 150 finishers. Jake Phillips (freshman/Grand Haven HS/PR by 15 seconds), Caleb Sidock (freshman/Orchard View HS/PR by 42 seconds), and Don Timmer (freshman/Orchard View HS/PR by 42 seconds) all had personal best races.
“Our women’s team ran their best races of the season, and I’m very proud of them all!” said Head Coach Dan Fishel. “Some of our men ran well, but we’ve got some work to do to get where we need to be as a team. Overall, there were a lot of positives today.”
Next up for both teams is the Lansing Community College invitational at Grand Woods Park on Friday, 10/6.