FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth and Swartz Creek cross country programs competed in a meet with Montrose and Genesee Christian Academy at Carman-Ainsworth High School on Sept. 11.
In the varsity boys’ 3.1-mile race, Montrose earned the top spot with a score of 30, Carman- Ainsworth placed second with 42 and Swartz Creek came in third with 51. Five Carman-Ainsworth runners finished the race and eight runners competed for Swartz Creek.
Montrose junior Seth Coffin won the race with a time of 17:54.59, edging out teammate Chase Hobson (18:13.60) for first place. Carman-Ainsworth sophomore Jack Roy finished third with a time of 18:48.22, and Swartz Creek senior Ryan Melen came in fourth with a time of 19:29.67.
Carman-Ainsworth’s other top 10 performers included Alex Wickham, who finished seventh (20:25.05); Amaree Smith, eighth place (21:07.76); and Caleb Rodgers, ninth place (21:19.85). Swartz Creek senior William Mitchell placed sixth with a time of 20:05.93 and Swartz Creek senior Nick Carlson finished 11th (22:07.06).
In the varsity girls’ 3.1-mile race, Montrose placed first with a score of 15. Carman-Ainsworth and Swartz Creek, which had four runners and three runners competing, respectively, did not report team scores.
Genesee Christian Academy senior Grace Ballmer won the race with a time of 24:35.42. Swartz Creek junior Abigail Johnston finished second (24:49.60), followed by Swartz Creek sophomore Abigail Willyerd, who placed fifth (26:37.44). Priscilla Bradford-Walker was the top Carman-Ainsworth finisher, coming in sixth place (28:24.98).
Swartz Creek’s Natalie Willyerd (seventh place, 28:58.33) and Carman-Ainsworth’s Rachel Allen (eighth place, 31:05.14) also finished in the top 10. — B.G.