BROOKLYN — Keegan Masters became the first Whiteford cross country athlete in three decades to earn All-State honors with a 19th place finish at the Division 3 state cross country meet Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
Masters finished in 16:36 to earn the top 20 finish.
“Keegan had a fantastic race,” Whiteford coach Jay Yockey said. “All season he has reassessed and reevaluated his goals and this one was always at the top of his list.”
Masters is the first Whiteford boy cross country athlete to earn All-State honors since Adam Dusseau in the early 1990s.
Elliott Rodgers finished 75th and Zack Kahn in the top 150.
“Elliott ran a great last race as a senior on the cross country team, and Zach pushed hard,” Yockey said. “Both boys ran close to the times they have been all season.
“I told the boys before the race that even though we didn’t have the full team today, they were running for their teammates and setting a precedence for this program. It’ll be exciting to see how their success will help generate more interest in running.”