Fremont boys finish in second place in Division 2 cross country state finals

Local Sports Journal

The Fremont boys cross country team finished second Saturday in the Michigan High School Athletic Association boys state finals in Brooklyn, Michigan.

The Packers, who won a regional title last weekend, finished with 102 points, just 19 shy of state champion Grand Rapids Christian.

Fremont’s top runner, Matt Zerfas, finished second overall with a time of 15:52. He was followed by teammates Sam Kaastra (seventh place, 16:02), Cole Hamilton (25th, 16:28), Andrew Goodspeed (34th, 16:39) and Sam Stitt (36th, 16:40).

In Division 1, Grand Haven finished in 22nd place behind state champion Rockford. The Bucs were led by Jack Nicholson, who finished 53rd with a 16:25 time. Nick Johnson (94th) ran a 16:53, John Miles (118th) finished the course in 17:04, Jordan Diephouse (129th) ran a 17:09 and Dominic Hentemann finished in 17:17.

In Division 4, North Muskegon finished 10th overall. Wesley Collins (11th place) led the Norse with a time of 16:52. Chase Eslick (14th) finished with a 16:56, Connor Durow (85th) ran an 18:30, Jake Lorenz (91st) finished with a time of 18:33 and Sam Hardy (126th) ran a 19:19.

Western Michigan Christian’s Braxton Snuffer finished 10th individually with a time of 16:37.2. Fruitport Calvary Christian’s Brendan Hamilton finished 24th, posting a time of 17:08.

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