The Jayhawk Women’s Cross Country team earned their way to Nationals by placing 3rd in the Region and 2nd in the conference. Their team time of 1:42.06 is the 2nd fastest team time in Jayhawk history. Leading the way with a runner up finish was Grace Sweet (Reeths-Puffer HS) who finished 2nd (19:29). Also earning All-Region and All-Conference honors were Raegen Lockhart (Reeths-Puffer HS) in 9th (20:06) and Adele Cory (Mona Shores HS) in 15th (20:29). Having an amazing race with an all-time PR of 20:49 was Casey Deater (Newaygo HS). Maddy Windberg (Spring Lake HS) completed the scoring helping her team finish as runner up in the conference.
The Men’s team finished 7th out of the 12 JUCO colleges in the NJCAA Great Lakes Region Saturday. The Jayhawks were led by Ben Schmidt (Fremont HS) who finished in 8th (27:36) which earned him All-Region and All-Conference Honors. Also scoring for the Jayhawks with a season best was Zach Ostoin (Reeths-Puffer HS), followed closely by Parker Reynolds (North Muskegon HS). Caleb Borns (Grand Haven HS) and Simon Johnson (Fruitport HS) were the other Jayhawks to score. Caleb finished with a personal best and Simon finished with a season best. The team concluded the season running almost 7 minutes faster in their total team time from the beginning of the season.