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Red Hawk Harriers excel at the Ottawa Hills Invite

From L to R: Espen Wood, Ethan Shoffner and Larissa McGrath accept their medals at the Ottawa Hills Invite.  
Photo Credit: Justin Jones.

The Boys Cross Country team traveled to Riverside Park this past week to compete in the Ottawa Hills Invitational. The team faced temperatures in the mid 80’s, along with 18 other schools in the early afternoon session. The Red Hawks found their stride once again and raced to a 5th place finish in the team standings. 

Cedar Springs was led by returning All-Conference runner, Senior Espen Wood.  Espen covered the 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) course in a new personal record (PR) time of 16:32, earning runner up honors in the field of 152 entrants. 

“I was proud of the effort and grit that the team displayed on Friday,” commented Wood. 

L to R:  Eli Malon, Ryan Ladd and Zach Reed compete at the Ottawa Hills Invite
Photo Credit: Emily Elliott

Freshman Ethan Shoffner turned in another superb outing running 17:37 earning him the 23rd place medal. Two more Freshmen crossed the line next for the Red Hawks as Ryan Ladd (54th – 18:38) and Aiden Weller (56th – 18:41) turned in strong performances. They were closely followed by Sophomore Quinton Bell in 59th place (18:43) and Jack Sherburn in 62nd place (18:46). Zach Reed rounded out the top 7 finishing in 74th place in 19:02. The Red Hawks will be back on the course this Saturday, September 24, when they host 11 other schools for the Cedar Springs Invitational.     

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