P-W, Saranac and St. Patrick competes in cross country jamboree.
POTTERVILLE — The CMAC Jamboree #1 took place Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Lake Alliance Park, in Potterville. Seven teams competed in both the boys and girls divisions in unseasonably warm conditions with temperatures reaching in the 90s under sunny skies.
In the girls division, Pewamo-Westphalia claimed the meet with 23 points. Fowler claimed second with 48 points, Saranac claimed third with 71, Bath claimed fourth with 128, Laingsburg claimed fifth with 140, sixth place was claimed by Portland St. Patrick with 172 and Fulton claimed seventh with 187.
The Pirates had an impressive showing, with their top five runners claiming the top seven positions, and seven of their runners claiming the top ten positions. For P-W, Emily Nurenberg claimed second overal with a time of 21:52.7, followed by a third place finish by Bailey Droste, who clocked in at 21:54. Brooklyn Hengesbach claimed fifth with a time of 21:56.2, Brooklyn Nurenberg finished sixth with a time of 22:02.8 and Cailey George landed seventh with a time of 22:06.1. Even though they landed out of the points, Jenna Droste and Amelia Smith, placed ninth and tenth, respectively, to show the incredible depth and strength of the Pirate team.
Saranac claimed third with 71 points and the top runner for Saranac was Jordan Cooper, who claimed fourth place with a time of 21:54.3. Following Cooper was: 13. Abigail Price 23:14.2, 18. Katelynn Haskins 23:48.4, 21. Jasmine Chadwick 24:02.7 and 29. Kendahl Overbeck 25:02.
Portland St. Patrick finished sixth, with Cordelia FoxElster finishing 27th with a time of 24:54.9. Following FoxElster was: 40. Kayla Shaw 26:30.9, 54. Veronica White 29:13.7, 61. Sophia White 30:06.9. 65. Amy Shaw 30:58.5.
In the boys division, P-W claimed first place with 34 points. Bath claimed second with 60 points, Saranac claimed third with 82, followed by Potterville in fourth with 82, Fowler with 122, Fulton with 148 and Portland St. Patrick with 180.
The Pirates claimed four of the top ten finishes in the meet, with Kyle Hengesbach being the first runner to cross the line in a time of 17:35.2. Mitch Nurenberg claimed second with a time of 18:06.5. Hayden Germain claimed fifth with a time of 18:21 and Troy Hagen claimed 10th, crossing the finish line at 18:56.2. P-W’s Joe Simon broke the top 20 and clocked in at 20:05.9 to claim the 18th spot and give the Pirates an impressive point score of 34.
Saranac claimed third in the meet with 82 points, with freshman Grayson Rasmus crossing the line at 18:21.8, and Noah Spiece finishing seventh at 18:27.8. Following them were: 20. Mason Houtteman 20:16.9, 26. Derek Hopkins 20:24.4 and 29. Jarrod Graham 20:54.7.
Portland St. Patrick finished with 180 points, with Tyler Coyne as the Shamrocks’ top finisher, placing 19th with a time of 20:12.7. He was followed by: 40. Jake Pung 22:09, 42. Graham Wohlscheid 22:13.1, 63. Joe Timmer 24:27.8 and 82. Seth Hoppes 29:25.1.