The Mason County Eastern boys and girls cross country teams were the story on Saturday morning, as the Cardinals swept both white divisions at the Oakridge X-Country Invitational.
In the boy’s division, MCE, placed four runner’s in the top ten, en route to a team score of 36. Coming in second was North Muskegon (46), followed by Muskegon Catholic Central (75), Shelby (86) and Ravenna (101).
Leading the way for the Cardinals with medalist honors was junior Nate Wing, with a time of 18:00.50. Eli Shoup followed in second place, with a time of 18:02.59.
Other top ten runner’s included Jude Meldrum-Roy (3rd/North Muskegon), Isaac Scouten (4th/Shelby), Tanner Soelberg (5th/Shelby), Evan Atkinson-Miller (6th/North Muskegon), Parker Maciejewski (7th/North Muskegon), Jacob Lyonnais (8th/Muskegon Catholic Central), Peter Hybza (9th/MCE) and Clay Shoup (10th/MCE).
In the girl’s division, MCE placed five girl’s in the top twenty, with two in the top ten to take top team honors with a score of 28. Muskegon Catholic Central finished second (45), followed by Shelby (68) and Ravenna with (95).
North Muskegon senior Gabriella Wingard took top individual honors with a time of 20:36.70. Shelby’s Emma Soelberg finished in second place with a time of 20:52.50.
Rounding out the top ten runner’s in the white division were Carolyn Bennett (3rd/North Muskegon), Lucy Shoup (4th/MCE), Vanessa Paltonlemi (5th/Holton), Olivia Wing (6th/MCE), Aubrey Govings (7th/Holton), Cassandra Biot (8th/Holton), Grace Staniforth (9th/Muskegon Catholic Central) and Ava Wilson (10th/Fruitport Calvary Christian).
The Sparta boys and girls teams claimed first place in the Blue Division, while Whitehall finished runner-up.
Other team scores in the boy’s blue division were Tri-County (80), Oakridge (100), Muskegon (141) and Orchard View (150).
Following Sparta and Whitehall in the girl’s division were Oakridge (77), Tri-County (104) and Orchard View (143).
Local top ten runner’s in the boy’s blue division were; Andre Richmond (2nd/Whitehall), Riley Buys (4th/Whitehall), Carter McIIroy (5th/Whitehall), Peyton Ruel (8th/Oakridge) and Maxwell Remondino 9th/Oakridge).
Local runner’s finishing in the top ten in the girl’s division included Hayli Fagan (4th/Whitehall), Ryann Jibson (5th/Whitehall), Ariana Treat (6th/Whitehall), Raegan Ruel (7th/Oakridge), Allison Tate (8th/Whitehall) and Adalyn Britton (10th/Whitehall).