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Clare wins Chip-Hills X-Country invite

By Ben Murphy

The Clare and Farwell varsity cross Country teams competed in the Remus Chippewa Hills Early Season Invitational on Tuesday, and was highlighted by the Clare boy’s team winning their division.

The Clare boy’s team took first in the small school division and were lead by Hunter Nivison with a fourth place finish and time of 17:52, Lucas Combs took seventh at 18:34, Kevin Spicer-Torres clocked in at 18:56 for a 10th place finish, Kyler Phillips took 11th at 18:56, Chase Field came in 29th at 20:51, Riley Crawford came in 35th at 21:28, Brock Emo came in 39th at 21:54, Mike Wertheimer placed 53rd at 23:47 and Nick Wertheimer came in 60th at 25:15.

The Lady Pioneers took second place and were led by Victoria Harper in third place at 21:08, Lindsay Winter in sixth at 21:59, Robyn Stanley in 14th at 23:23, Sadie Phillips in 15th at 23:31, Melissa Benchley in 18th at 24:28, Madison McPhee in 19th at 24:29. Sam Gray ran a time of 25:37 to take 25th, Amanda Yates came in 32nd at 27:21, Olivia Walworth came in 34th at 27:36, Megan Sheredy came in 35th at 27:36, Samantha Warner came in 41st at 28:31, Roccio Spicer-Torres ran a time of 29:13 to come in 45th and Paige Onstott came in 60th at 38:39.

The place for the Farwell boy’s team was not listed, but Brandon Frank came in 10th place to pace the Eagles with a time of 18:17, Luke Schultz placed sixth at 19:22, Trevor Staley placed 23rd at 20:19, Joe Bowen came in 24th at 20:22, Kurt Meister came in 29th at 20:56, Gllenn McDaniels came in 30th at 20:58, Garrett McQuiston came in 54th at 22:47 and Brendon Buccilli came in 72nd at 26:49.

The Farwell girl’s team failed to compile a team score, though had Contessa Hammond as its top finisher in 33rd place and time of 25:22. Julie Swinehart took 55th at 28:39, Megan Williams came in 67th at 30:37 and Randa Schulz came in 83rd at 34:48.