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Boys cross country team wins regionals, heads to state


The Red Hawk boys cross country team is headed to state. Pictured (L to R): Jaydon Moleski, Gavin Braciak, Daniel Vermulm, Corey Bowers, Dallas Mora, Dilan Sargent, Coach Garrett Lacy (Austin Mann not pictured).

It may have been an overcast, chilly day but that did not stop the Cedar Springs Boys Cross Country team from winning the Division II Regional Championship and upsetting the number three state ranked team of Fremont. 

The boys competed in the Division II MHSAA Regional competition at Michaywe Pines Golf Course in Gaylord on October 28 and clinched the championship, edging out Fremont with a score of 47 to 50. 

“Our key in the race was our top 5 runners racing as a pack,” explained Coach Garrett Lacey. “Top runner was 16:28, 5th runner was 16:49. Very tight 21-second gap for our 1-5 runners. We could not have beaten a team like Fremont, who has phenomenal front runners, without packing it up like that.”

Each of the seven team members had impressive personal best times. Freshman Corey Bowers had a time of 16:28 (5th overall); senior Dallas Mora 16:29 (6th overall); sophomore Jaydon Moleski 16:44 (10th overall); sophomore Dilan Sargent 16:49.49 (12th overall); sophomore Gavin Braciak 16:49.71 (14th overall); sophomore Daniel Vermulm 17:31 (42nd overall); and freshman Austin Mann 18:28 (69th overall). It was a true team effort that paid off for the Red Hawks. Bowers, Mora, Moleski, Sargent, and Braciak each took home all-regional medals after placing in the top 15. 

The Red Hawks have had an exciting season. They brought home trophies from the Sparta Invitational (first); Red Hawk Invite (first); Carson City Invitational (second); and the Kent/Ottawa County Championship (first). Highlights also include the team winning the last OK White conference meet by outrunning Forest Hills Northern with a score of 43 to 47. Bowers, Mora, and Moleski each earned first team all-conference honors with Sargent also earning honorable mention all-conference honors.

“The boys started this journey back in June, and worked very hard during the off season this summer, and continued that into the regular season this fall,” said Coach Lacey. “All the work they have put in came to fruition last Saturday with an upset of the #3 ranked team in the state—Fremont—and a regional championship. The team is filled with confidence going into the state meet this weekend and seeking a top 5 finish.”

The boys travel to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Saturday, November 4, for state finals. Good luck to them! #LetsGoRedHawks.

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All Conference Athletes Fall 2014


 

Girls Cross Country

Mackenzie Weiler All Conference

Shanyne Mann All Conference

Ellie Ovokaitys All Conference

Hannah Heintzelman All Conference

Tara Tepin Honorable Mention

Myla Umphrey Honorable Mention

Boys Cross Country

Austin Sargent All Conference

Justin Jones All Conference

Brandon Harthorn Honorable Mention

Girls Golf

Breanna White All Conference

Conner White Honorable Mention

Boys Tennis

Blake Fisk All Conference

Football

Zachary Wamser All Conference

Kaden Myers All Conference

Caden Burrows All Conference

MavRick Cotton All Conference

Collin Alvesteffer All Conference

Nathan Sorensen All Conference

Ted Edwards Honorable Mention

Taylor VanDyke Honorable Mention

Patrick DePiazza Honorable Mention

Boys Soccer

Julian Quiroga All Conference

Bryan Taylor All Conference

Volleyball

Sydney Plummer Honorable Mention

 

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Cross country girls team state runner up, boys team 4th



On Saturday, November 5, both the high school boys and girls cross country teams boarded a chartered bus and headed off to MIS Speedway for the State Cross Country Finals. After both teams won regionals the previous weekend the teams were ready to take on the competition.
Last year, the girls team placed their highest finish of 6th place. The girls were looking forward to improving on that performance. They did just that, finishing as the Division 2 state runner-ups to East Grand Rapids. In a race that featured 245 girls, the Cedar Springs girls rose to the occasion to claim the best finish once again by any Cedar girls cross country team! Leading the way for the Red Hawks was Kenzie Weiler, who ran to a second place finish, with a time of 17:35, and was the top freshman in the state; junior Katie Weiler (Kenzie’s sister) who finished 6th; Michaela Burnett (85th), Maddie Pekrul (86th),

Kenzie Weiler

Sommer Vandyke, Christina Dean and Kendahl Oberdorfer.  MacKenzie and Katie received All State honors for their finishes. This is the third straight year that Katie received that honor.
Ranked pretty high going into the state meet, the boys were ready to race their competition. The boys team ran exceptionally well to finish 4th place overall. This is one of the best finishes the boys team has had in school history. In a race also featuring 245 runners, the Red Hawks were led by Connor Mora, who placed 3rd overall; Aaron Brooks (36th), Austin Sargent (52nd), Justin Harthorn, (79th), Alex Bray, Ethan Menefee and Dan Zinn. Connor Mora received All State Honors for his 3rd place finish (his third year in a row). What a great way to top off a great season!
Congratulations to both teams and their coaches Ted Sabinas and Jen Kahler on their amazing seasons!

 

Connor Mora

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