By Coach James Hojnacki
Whiteford Cross Country
It was cool and raining the entire meet Saturday as the Whiteford’s cross country team participated in the Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard cross country race.
The Bobcats didn’t let this slow them down. The girls took to the course first and had several stellar performances. Molly Bartlett led the way for the girls placing 58th in a personal best time of 26:04. She had to scoot as Kasissidy Homolka was coming in hot behind her in 62nd. Her time of 26:30 was also a personal best time for her. Emma Lough was our next runner (71st in 28:16), then came Mia Miller in 74th place (29:07). Josephine Emerson rounded out our scoring 79th place in 30:11. The girls as a team placed 11th with 270 points.
The boys were up next and the rain seemed to increase.
On a sloppy track, Corbin Willis led the way for us. Corbin was 25th with a season best 18:50. Not far behind was Camden Willis 42nd in 19:38 (also a season best). Nathan Walker continued to impress his coaches placing 49th running a 20:09, also a personal best. Rolling in next was Daniel Gapp, 70th, in 21:12. In the best finish of the day Logan Bunge-Lance and Trenton Kolmar battled each other down the last 100 meters. Logan just nipped Trenton at the line running 21:32.0 to 21:32.9 and 73rd and 74th respectfully. Logan told the coaches, “He really made me work; I wasn’t giving up my spot, teammate or not.” This was a personal best time for Trenton.
McCarty Simmons was next 75th in 22:05.
The boys as a team finished 10th of 13 teams with 240 points.
In the reserve race, Isaac Gapp was Whiteford’s only runner. Isaac finished with a time of 23:55, a personal best for him.