2018-10-11 / Sports

Staggs, Scott lead Lakers at Benzie

by Grant McPherson
of the Enterprise staff


GLEN LAKE boys and girls cross country runners show pose for a picture after the Benzie Central Jamboree. 
Photo: Kristen Staggs GLEN LAKE boys and girls cross country runners show pose for a picture after the Benzie Central Jamboree. Photo: Kristen Staggs The Glen Lake boys placed second at the Benzie Central Jamboree. Glen Lake competed in both the Portage Cross Country Invitational and the Jamboree finale Tuesday. Leland and Suttons Bay also competed in the Jamboree. St. Mary didn’t compete in a meet this week, but will compete in two meets in the span of three days next week. Following are the results from cross country teams throughout the week.

Glen Lake boys place second at NWC Jamboree finale

The Glen Lake boys and girls cross country teams placed second and fourth respectively in the Northwest Conference Jamboree finale Tuesday.

Mason Staggs and Makenna Scott led the boys and girls team with first team honors at the meet.

“This meet was a chance to prove ourselves to Benzie that we can compete with them as a small Division 4 team,” Glen Lake coach Ryan Schut said. “I have been runner-up to Benzie for too many years now and we just have to keep working hard and push to compete ourselves.”


THE LELAND cross country team poses at the end of the Benzie Central Jamboree. Photo: Karen Kirt THE LELAND cross country team poses at the end of the Benzie Central Jamboree. Photo: Karen Kirt Staggs was the first Laker to finish, as he placed sixth overall with a time of 17:42.38. Caleb Henderson finished second on the team, as he finished with a time of 18:00.55, placing eighth overall. Wyatt Pugh placed 13th overall, as he finished with a time of 18:49.76.

Bastian Sanborn finished with a time of 19:52.81, placing 22nd overall. Lucas Guevel rounded out the top five runners for Glen Lake, as he crossed the finish line with a time of 20:00.63, placing 24th overall.

Scott placed third overall, finishing with a time of 20:12.90. Karrigan LaCross finished with a time of 22:04.81, placing 14th overall. Emma Korson placed third on the team, running a time of 23:37.60, placing 31st overall.

Grace Fosmore placed 33rd and Zoe Korson finished 34th to round out the five Laker team. Fosmore finished with a time of 24:14.33 and Zoe Korson finished with a time of 24:19.45.

The Glen Lake boys and girls cross country teams had a tune-up race Saturday before the Northwest Conference Jamboree finale Tuesday. Glen Lake competed in the 2018 Portage Cross Country Invitational.

“Very large and important race for Glen Lake,” Schut said. “Many of the top schools in Division 4 are in the race. We had an adventure getting there, leaving at 4:30 a.m. due to wanting to stay at Glen Lake Friday for the homecoming football game.”

The Laker boys team placed ninth out of 24 teams at the meet. Staggs placed was the first Laker to cross the finish line, as he placed 31st with a time of 18:17.3. Henderson finished a few seconds later, as he placed 34th with a final time of 18:22.4.

Pugh finished third on the Laker squad, as he finished with a time of 18:56.2. Pugh placed 57th in the race. Sanborn placed fourth as a Laker, as he finished with a time of 19:53.1, placing 83rd overall.

Guevel rounded out the top five runners for Glen Lake, as he crossed the line 136th overall. Guevel ran a time of 22:02.5.

Spencer Kaastra ran a time of 23:34.5 and Sam Henderson finished with a time of 26:40.5. Kaastra and Sam Henderson placed 158th and 181st overall respectively.

The Glen Lake girls cross country team placed 11th out of 19 teams that scored in the meet.

Makenna Scott was the first Laker to cross the finish line, as she placed 13th overall with a time of 20:40.3. Karrigan LaCross was the second Laker across the finish line, as she finished 58th overall with a time of 23:17.4.

Grace Fosmore placed 83rd overall, as she finished with a time of 24:30.1. The Korson sisters rounded out the top five lady Lakers in the meet. Zoe Korson finished with a time of 25:04.8 and Emma Korson with a time of 25:19.3. The sisters placed 97th and 103rd overall respectively.

Sara Baarstad placed 108th overall with a time of 25:46.9, and Sam Garvin finished with a time of 26:22.8. Garvin placed 113th overall.

The Glen Lake boys team placed second out of four teams

Leland places last at Benzie Jamboree

The Comets competed in the last conference meet at Benzie Tuesday, and placed fourth and sixth in the boys and girls races respectively.

“The 78 degree weather was unseasonably warm for the Leland team,” Leland coach Karen Kirt said. “This affected their performances adversely. This was also the first race in 10 days, and some runners seemed a bit rusty.”

The Comets had seven lady runners compete. Sydney Richardson was the only Comet to run a career best time by almost a minute, as she finished with a time of 28:14. Twyla Walters was the top runner for Leland, as she earned 14th place all-conference.

Emma Waskiewicz, who was tripped during the race, finished fourth on the team. She still made all-conference as 19th overall. Melia Couturier continued to look strong, and finished second for the Comets, and Maddy Weist returned from injury to finish third on the Comet team.

“We are finishing the season with two more Saturday races and then regionals,” Kirt said. “Staying healthy and running strong is the goal in the last few weeks of the season.”

Zach Fortuna ran a season best with a time of 19:12, and earned the 15th spot in the conference. Jack Munoz was second for the Comets, as he finished with a time of 21:33. Isaac Berg finished third on the team, running a time of 21:50. Jonathon Arens was fourth overall on the team, as he ran a time of 21:57.

Jackson Arens rounded out the top five Comets, as he finished with a time of 22:58. The Leland men fielded a team for the first time at a conference meet.

Suttons Bay sends four runners to Jamboree

Suttons Bay was one runner short of the five member team to place as a team at the Benzie Central Jamboree.

Gabe Suitor led the team, as he placed 16th overall with a time of 19:00.25. Jayce Konopka finished second on the team, as he ran a time of 21:08.48. Konopka placed 26th overall.

Connor Krumlauf ran a time of 23:11.96, crossing the line 40th overall. His brother, Lleyton Krumlauf, finished 42nd, running a time of 23:23.89.

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