By Pierson VanGorp
The Grand Rapids Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished in the top five at the Muskegon Jayhawk Invite at University Park Golf Course Saturday, Oct 15.
The men’s team built on their previous success this season by placing fourth among 15 teams and earning a team score of 146.
Head coach Rob Hyde was enthralled with his team’s performance.
“I am very happy with how things went today. When you have all your runners set a PR, things are headed in the right direction,” coach Hyde said. “We have two weeks until Regionals and our training cycle is still focused on building.”
Freshman Mason Kolhoff continues to be the leader for the men’s team as he placed 18th with a time of 25:24. Finishing about 20 seconds later, sophomore Coleman Clark clocked in at 25:48 while finishing in 22nd. Freshman Dan Kehoe placed 31st with a time of 26:20.
“All in all a great spot to be, excited for the championship season to start,” Hyde said.
Switching over to the women’s cross country team, the Raiders had another top five finish this Saturday at the Muskegon Jayhawk Invite. The women’s team finished in fifth place with a team score of 111.
Sophomore Kaylee Scott continues her dominant season, finishing ninth with a time of 19:08. Sophomore’s Audrey Meyering and Rose Meyer finished seconds after Scott, with Meyering getting 14th with a time of 19:25 while Rose Meyer placed 16th with a time of 19:30.
Both teams have been building up all season for the moment that faces them. The Raiders have two weeks to prepare for the MCCAA Regional Championship at Gainey Athletic Complex. These teams have been continuously improving and look to make their mark on the Regional meet. The meet takes place on Saturday, Oct 29, at 1 p.m.