Home course advantage put the Fremont Packers boys’ cross country team in its comfort zone on Tuesday.

That, and a pack of solid runners, led the Packers to an easy 33-85 victory over Big Rapids in the CSAA Gold Cross Country Championship.

Fremont senior Connor Somers

Fremont senior Brennan Schuler

Fremont senior Connor Somers led the way for the Packers, bringing home the first-place finish in 16:49.80.

Teammate, senior Brennan Schuler, was third in 18:12.97 while fellow senior Gavin Schuler came in sixth with a time of 18:28.23.

Grant sophomore Brodie Delamater finished ninth in a time 19:13.00.

The girls, however, finished in sixth place with 136 points. Remus Chippewa Hills won the title, beating out Stanton Central Montcalm, 49-71. Reed City was third followed by Big Rapids, Newaygo, Tri-County and Grant.

Newaygo sophomore Remington Arney

Fremont senior Taava Johnson

Area runners finishing in the top 10 were Newaygo sophomore Remington Arney, who was third in 22:15.21 and Fremont senior Taava Johnson was fourth in 22:35.55.

(Photos/Craig Beilfuss)