Muskegon Community College opened the 2018 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. The women’s team finished finished 5th out of the 6 teams competing.
Leading the women Jayhawks was Maddy Windberg (Spring Lake HS) with a 20:14, 33rd place. Also scoring for the lady Jayhawks was Grace Sweet (Reeths-Puffer HS), Adele Cory (Mona Shores HS), Kendra Johnson (Fruitport HS), and Ellie Nausadis (Newaygo HS). The average time for the team was 21:47.
“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.”