Following three consecutive weekends of competition, the SC4 men’s and women’s cross-country runners will take a break.
The first-year Skipper men’s squad finished ninth among the community colleges Friday, Sept. 16, at the Michigan State University Invitational in East Lansing.
SC4 compiled a score of 988 at the meet. Marine City grad Blaik Haney paced the Skippers with a time of 31 minutes, 50.3 seconds (348th place). Austin Coha followed Haney across the finish line at 358th (32:23.6). Rounding out the top five finishers were Ryan Najor (No. 375, 33:12.9), Tyler Kreilter (No. 385, 34:27.8) and Dakota Trendy (No. 390, 34:47.3). In the women’s race, Meghan Sylvia came in 314th at 29:15.3. Caterina Gryspeerd and Katie Traver were No. 332 and No. 336 at 30:53.8 and 31:13.1, respectively.The Skippers ran Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Tommy Titan Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Detroit-Mercy.Najor was the first Skipper to finish in 100th place at 25:31.0. Haney came in 110th (26:33.7), while Coha was 111th (26:52.5). Kreitler was the fourth runner (No. 112, 28:15.9) and Jaryd Forbes was fifth (No. 115, 30:15.1).Sylvia recorded a time of 24:06.9 for 103rd place in the women’s race and Gryspeerd was 112th at 25:53.1.The Skippers return to action Friday, Sept. 30 at the Kirtland CC Invitational.
CAMERON ATKINS HOMETOWN: Owosso, MIHIGH SCHOOL: Mother of Divine Grace SchoolAGE: 17YEAR: FreshmanHEIGHT: 6’1”HONORS: Honor Roll student with a 3.81 GPA; received nominations to three of the service academies; earned varsity letters in cross country and wrestling; led the wrestling team to the district title
AUSTIN COHAHOMETOWN: MarysvilleHIGH SCHOOL: Marysville High SchoolAGE: 18 YEAR: FreshmanHEIGHT: 6’1”HONORS: Most inspirational athlete; Sportsmanship award; 3.5 GPAJARYD FORBESHOMETOWN: MarysvilleHIGH SCHOOL: Marysville High SchoolAGE: 18YEAR: FreshmanHEIGHT: 5’11”HONORS: N/A BLAIK HANEYHOMETOWN: Marine CityHIGH SSCHOOL: Marine City High SchoolAGE: 18YEAR: FreshmanHEIGHT: 5’9”HONORS: Four-year varsity runner; First Team All-Macomb Area Conference and All-Blue Water Area in cross country and track as a senior in 2015 and 2016 ADAM JERLECKIHOMETOWN: CroswellHIGH SCHOOL: Croswell-Lexington High SchoolAGE: 19YEAR: SophomoreHEIGHT: 5’10”HONORS: Senior Scholar Athlete award; BWAC All-Academic Team; NHS; also competed in powerlifting and track and field, excelled in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter events
CHANDLER KIELBASHOMETOWN: KimballHIGH SCHOOL: Port Huron High SchoolAGE: 22YEAR: FreshmanHEIGHT: 5’9”HONORS: N/ATYLER KREILTERHOMETOWN: Marine CityHIGH SCHOOL: Marine City High SchoolAGE: 18YEAR: FreshmanHEIGHT: 5’9”HONORS: Two-time All-Academic Macomb Area Conference; team captain in cross countryRYAN NAJORHOMETOWN: Emmett, MIHIGH SCHOOL: Capac High SchoolAGE: 20YEAR: FreshmanHEIGHT: 5’10”HONORS: Qualified for the MHSAA cross-country state finals once as an individual and another time with the team; qualified for the track state finals in the 3,200-meter relay; played basketball for three years
DAKOTA TRENDYHOMETOWN: Port HuronHIGH SCHOOL: Marysville High SchoolAGE: 18YEAR: FreshmanHEIGHT: 5’9”HONORS: Most Inspirational (cross country); Most Improved (cross country, swimming, track and field, Marching Band); four-year three-sport award; one year of musical; seven years of band, including middle school
If you are interested in running Cross Country at SC4, contact Charles Stallworth at (907) 715-9936.