Boys Varsity Cross Country · Watervliet High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 6th place

Saturday, October 28, 2017

12:00 AM





Meet Recap

The Panther runners grabbed 6th place out of 16 teams at the Regional Meet and will be one of only 6 teams from the region sending a runner to next Saturday’s State Meet. Gus Hinch, seeded 23rd going into the race, qualified for State by capturing 11th place overall. Gus executed his race strategy perfectly as he attacked the hilly and muddy course early and got himself in the pack of frontrunners where he would remain for the rest of the race. Ezra Troyer put together his finest race of the season as he surpassed his 25th-place seeding by finishing 19th and just a few spots from joining Gus at the State Meet. Kody Edmonds did not let a nagging knee issue keep him from helping the team’s cause grabbing 33rd. Senior Nick Swanson finished his Watervliet cross career by doing what he has always done – giving his best effort no matter what the circumstances. Nick finished in 39th place as he sloshed through 3 miles of the most wintry mix Michigan had to offer. Coach Weber would like to thank Nick for the many positive contributions he has made to the cross program both on the course and off. With 2 freshmen and 4 sophomores making up this year’s regional line-up, the future looks very promising for Panther Boys Cross Country.
Like Nick, Senior Alyssa Hobson wrapped up her high school cross career. It was her third time traversing the Red Bud course and she made it her best time clocking in just over the 25-minute mark. This was Alyssa’s best season from start to finish. Over the course of 4 years and 39 races, she has set a great example with her high levels of positivity and hard work.


School Place Points
Watervliet High School