Kent City’s boys’ cross country team survived a tight race with White Cloud on Tuesday.

The Eagles pulled out a narrow 31-34 victory in the CSAA Silver Championships in an event hosted by Lakeview.

It wasn’t so close for the Eagles’ girls who ran away with the meet. Kent City put up 20 points to runner-up Morley-Stanwood, which had 79. White Cloud was third, followed by Holton, Lakeview and Hesperia.

Following behind the top two teams for the boys were Morley-Stanwood, Hesperia, Holton and Lakeview.

Consistency was the key for Kent City, as it had four runners in the top 10. Sophomore Samuel Martin was the winner with a time of 17:48.08. He was followed by sophomore Jaren Vogel in third with a time of 18:47.63, sophomore Leto Pendleton seventh in 19:52.61 and junior Sam Freeland eighth in 19:53.81.

Kent City Boys Varsity Cross Country Team (Photo Leo Valdez)

White Cloud junior Nathan Ciolk finished second in 18:38.84, followed by freshman Coleson Cruzan in fourth in 18:51.28, as well as senior Kobe Canning in sixth in 19:19.18. Freshman Kaleb Canning was ninth in 20:02.95. Hesperia sophomore Stephen Priese was 10th in 20:03.34.

The Eagle girls didn’t get the top spot individually, but captured the next six places.

Freshman Lia Volkers finished second in 20:34.65, senior Alyseka Linsley was third in 21:19.73, senior Kierra Flegel took fourth in 22:06.52, sophomore Isabella Max was fifth in 23:03.76, sophomore Gracie Houtman finished sixth in 23:04.11, senior Emily Lantzer was seventh in 23:11.43 and freshman Alisha Esquivel finished 10th in 24:03.56.

Holton junior Vanessa Peltoniemi was eighth in 23:35.55 and senior Aubrey Goyings took ninth in 23:38.55.