Muskegon Community College opened the 2018 cross country season with a solid race at Central Michigan’s “Jeff Drenth Memorial” 5k. Although the weather was ideal for a cross country race (low 60’s no wind) the course at Pleasant Hills Golf Course ran about 30-40 seconds slow due to the amount of rain in the last week.
Leading the men’s team was Michael Hyatt (Orchard View HS) with a 17:12, 34th place finish. Also scoring for the men were Kyle Benham (North Muskegon HS), Mitchell Johnson (Fruitport HS), Cameron Jones (Boone Groove, IN), and Chase Eslick (North Muskegon HS). The team average time was 17:35.
“Over all I was proud of these athletes for getting the first race under their belts and toeing the line with D1 and D3 4 year schools (MSU, CMU, Hillsdale, Alma, and Cleary)”, said Head Coach Mike Smith. “It gave us a great gauge as to were we are at and what we need to do moving forward”.