The Muskegon Community College Cross-Country Teams competed this weekend at the Lansing CC Invitational. The men’s team dropped nearly 4 minutes off of their team time for the season but fell a few spots in the Junior College standings. With over 26 teams competing the men finished 17th and 8th out of the 13 Junior Colleges. Leading the way with a season best times was Zach Ostoin (28:57, Reeths-Puffer HS) followed closely by Mitchell Moore (29:09 Reeths-Puffer HS). Also racing with a season best time was Parker Reynolds (29:34, North Muskegon HS). Finishing up the scoring for the Jayhawks was Caleb Borns (Grand Haven HS) in his debut college race and Simon Johnson (Fruitport HS).
The Women’s team had a strong over-all performance, finishing 8th out of the 26 teams competing and 2nd of the 12 Junior Colleges. Their season best team time of 1:43:22 places them 3rd overall in the history of MCC team times. Leading the way with a 19:24 (2nd fastest MCC 5k time in history) was Grace Sweet (Reeths-Puffer HS). Following her was Raegan Lockhart (Reeths-Puffer HS) nearly breaking into the 19’s with a 20:03 (9th fastest MCC 5k time in history). Having a huge PR was Casey Deaters (21:02, Newaygo HS). This young lady was running in the 30 minutes a year ago and with a lot of hard work has dropped nearly 10 minutes! Wrapping up the scoring and fighting hard for the team were Maddy Windberg (Spring Lake HS) and Kendra Johnson (Fruitport HS).
Next Friday, 10/11 the Jayhawks divide the team and travel to Oakland Community College and at the same time host the Jayhawk Invitational at the University Park Golf Course.