The Men’s team wrapped up their 2018 season with a 21st place finish in Garden City, KS at the NJCAA National Championship. The plan for the race was to lay it on the line to see what would happen. Even though they didn’t achieve their goal of finishing in the top 15, they still finish as one of the best Jayhawk teams ever.
Mitch Johnson (Fruitport HS) wrapped up his cross country career with a 98th place to lead the Jayhawks. He was followed closing by Michael Hyatt (Orchard View HS) with a 118th place finish. Cameron Oleen (Fruitport HS) at 140th place and Noah Hendricks (Fruitport HS) in 151st place both had their best race of the year. Finishing the scoring was Chase Eslick (North Muskegon HS) in 197th.
“We had a couple of crazy injuries at the end of the season which will prove to make them stronger in the end and in life,” said Head Coach Mike Smith. “It was a great group of guys to coach and mentor!”