Muskegon Community College took the short trip to Grand Rapids to compete in the Calvin University Knight Invitational.
Both teams opted to stay in the larger division to challenge themselves. The women’s team finished 22nd out of the 30 teams competing and first among the 3 junior colleges. Leading the way was Grace Sweet (Reeths-Puffer HS) with the second fastest MCC 6k time in school history (24:26). Following Grace was Raegan Lockhart (Reeths-Puffer HS) with the 8th best 6k MCC time (25:41). Rounding out the scoring was Maddy Windberg (Spring Lake HS), Casey Deater (Newaygo HS), and Kendra Johnson (Fruitport HS). There were some strong performances on the men’s team as well, however they were unable to post a team score because they didn’t finish five runners. Leading the way with a very impressive 8k was Ben Schmidt (Fremont HS) who finished his first 8k in 27:08. Other finishers for the Jayhawk included Zach Ostoin (Reeths-Puffer HS), Parker Reynolds (North Muskegon HS), and Simon Johnson (Fruitport HS).
Next on the schedule for the Jayhawks is the Knight-Raider Invite at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids on Friday, 9/20.