Clare boys runner-up at Holly

The Clare varsity cross country teams competed in the Holly Invitational on Saturday, with the boy’s team coming in second place and the girl’s taking a fourth place finish in the 20 team event.

The boys had 101 points, coming up second to Croswell Lexington who finished with 60.

“This was a tough course with tough competition,” boys head coach Adam Burhans said. “So to take a trophy here is always an honor. The kids ran some decent times.”

The boys were led by Hunter Nivison, running to a third place finish and time of 16:59. Lucas Combs ran a 17:37, Kyler Phillips ran a 17:50, Kevin Spicer-Torres ran a 17:54,  Riley Crawford time out at 19:15 and Nick Wertheimer ran a season personal best time of 22:09.

The girl’s team ran to a fourth place finish with 127 points. Hanover Horton won the meet with 107.

“The meet featured many of the top ranked teams in the state and (we) were able to run right with the top teams,” Clare girl’s head coach Kyle McKown said.

Lindsay Winter came in 10th place to lead the way for Clare, timing out at 20:17. Victoria Harper came in 12th at 20:22 and Robyn Stanley came in 33rd at 21:33 to round out the Lady Pioneer medal winners.

Melissa Benchley ran a season best time of 21:55 to come in 40th, Sadie Phillips came in 42nd at 21:57, Madison McPhee came in 59th at season record of 22:40 and Paige Gould came in 74th at 23:27.

In the junior varsity race, Clare’s Olivia Walworth timed out at 24:27, Brooke Beatty had a 24:42, Rocio Spicer-Torres had a 25:47, Megan Sheredy had a 26:34 and Samantha Warner had a season record time of 27:01.