SAGINAW – The Carman-Ainsworth cross country teams will travel to Delta College on Saturday to compete for a chance at the state finals. Carman-Ainsworth will face runners from Alpena, Bay City Western, Bay City Central, Davison, Flushing and Lapeer. Midland, Midland Dow, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw Heritage, Swartz Creek, Traverse City Central and Traverse City West will also be in attendance.
The Cavaliers have struggled this season and had difficulty filling a whole roster on both the boys’ and girls’ teams earlier in the season. Junior Joe Chinkeefatt has consistently led the Carman-Ainsworth boys all season and has been running his best times of his career. Chinkeefatt ran his personal best on Oct. 7 at the Heritage Invitational with a 17:16.4 time. Dalero McNeal, Andre Williams, Keegan Maguffee and Darwin Bostwick have all joined Chinkeefatt in the top five throughout the season.
On the girls’ side, Rayven Brantley, Priscilla Bradford and Mikaiah Holbrook will battle it out to pace the Carman- Ainsworth girls. Brantley set a personal best of 22:49.1 at the third Saginaw Valley League Jamboree on Oct. 17. Bradford’s personal best of 23:25.1 came at the Heritage Invitational. Holbrook’s personal best of 23:06.3 was recorded last year during her freshman season.