This past Friday, Saline’s Cross Country Boys traveled to Willow Metropark, most for the second time this season, to compete at the River Rat Open. The boys got to experience some good, old fashioned cross country as the event held only one men’s race, lining the whole team up together on the starting line against the whole of each other team’s rosters. It was a large field, with 276 runners, but Saline ran well and was able to find victory, even without their top 3 athletes. Bryan Adomovicz led the team in 16:36, taking 5th place overall. He was followed by the tight pack of David Conzelmann (16:43, 8th), Josiah Humphrey (16:43, 9th), and Sam Cayen (16:45, 10th), and the scoring was finished by another surprisingly impressive run by Connor Meehan (16:47, 13th). The team scored 45 points to take 1st place over nearby conference member Ann Arbor Pioneer (2nd, 69 points) and a very eager and excited Wayne Memorial (3rd, 82 points).
The race saw many bold successes from the Hornets. The team added three new members to the sub-17:00 list with Meehan, John Giles (16:52, 15th), and Brennan Corcoran (16:56, 18th), bringing the total number of runners under this mark this season to ten. The course was very kind to Saline on Friday as a majority of the team ran personal bests, including particularly strong performances from Eduardo Gonzalez, Grayson Knapp, Jacob Tanner, Derek Liemohn, Luke Humphrey, Paul Crowley, Adam Whitton, Matt Lagerquist, Jaron Stacey, Jimmy Lancaster, Ryan Yaklin, Zachary Worcheck, Nico Kostiw, Josh Sirota, Matthew Skonecki, Marshall Isaacs, Graham Fordice, Ethan Smith, Jacob Salanta, Clay Conkle, Hunter Vizzini, and Bill Engelhuber.
For complete results, see http://goo.gl/hkIOLt