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Cross country boys finish 7th at state meet


Jaydon Moleski earned all-state recognition at the boys cross country state meet last weekend.

The Cedar Springs boys’ cross country team traveled to Michigan International Speedway for the Division 2 State Meet on November 3. The team finished in 7th place, which is the team’s best finish since 2012. The team improved three spots from their 10th place finish at the state meet last year.

The team was led by Jaydon Moleski who finished 28th overall in a time of 16:28 to earn all-state recognition, the first of his career. Dilan Sargent was next across the line in a personal lifetime best of 16:39, finishing 32nd overall and just barely missing all-state honors. Corey Bowers was 41st overall in a time of 16:46. Gavin Braciak finished 103rd overall in a time of 17:11. Daniel Vermulm 141st overall in 17:29. Austin Mann 213th overall in 18:34, and following close behind was Carter Moleski also in 18:34 finishing 214th.

“I am very proud of everything that the boys were able to accomplish this season. We were hoping for a little lower finish, but are still very excited about our 7th place finish at the state meet this past weekend. A couple of our runners had off days, but the rest of our guys really stepped up allowing us to have a top 10 finish for the second year in a row. It was a great year for us that resulted in an OK White Conference Championship, a Kent County Championship, a Regional Runner-Up finish, and a 7th place finish at the D2 State Meet. We have no seniors on our team, so we are very excited about our potential moving forward into next season,” said Coach Garrett Lacy.

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Cross country boys bring home another first place


Red Hawk Cross Country boys bringing home another first place.

From L to R:  Isabel VanDusen (86) and Carolanne Merlington (83).

The Cedar Springs Boys’ Cross Country team kept their winning streak rolling taking first in the Kent Division of the Kent Ottawa County Race held Saturday, October 6, at Gainey Athletic Complex.

The varsity boys finished 1st out of 17 teams. Corey Bowers finished with a time of 16:46 (2nd) getting outkicked in a sprint to the finish line. Jaydon Moleski and Dilan Sargent finished 17:10 (10th) and 17:22 (14th) respectively.  Bowers, Moleski, and Sargent each took home individual medals for finishing in the top 15. Austin Mann and Gavin Braciak both ran what Coach Lacy considered their best races of the season finishing 17:38 (19th) and 17:45 (22nd) respectively. Next to finish for the Red Hawks was Daniel Vermulm 18:34 (58th), Carter Moleski 18:44 (64th), Cayden Steinebach 19:03 (75th), Gabe White 19:13 (84th), and Alex Nylaan 21:10 (133rd).

The junior varsity boys placed 8th of 12 teams. Caleb Menefee led the way finishing 37th in a time of 20:11. He was followed closely by Justin Voskuil and Gabe Minnich who pushed each other throughout the race to finish in 52nd and 53rd overall in times of 20:30 and 20:31. Minnich’s time was a lifetime personal best improving his time by 6 seconds in muddy conditions. Sam Kleynenberg was next finishing in 68th in a time of 20:54 and Logan Douglas rounded out the JV finishers coming in at 115th overall in a time of 22:05.

“I thought the boys had their best team race of the season on Saturday,” said Coach Garrett Lacy. “Our gap between our one through five runners was the tightest it has been all year. Times were not fast due to muddy course conditions, but we competed very well against some of the top competition in the county, and were able to come away with another team win. Now we are just looking forward to taking care of business Wednesday to bring home our first conference title in 6 years.” 

The Lady Red Hawks finished 11th out of 14 teams. Maggie Prins finished 41st in a time of 22:18. Senior Carolanne Merlington ran her season best of 23:03 (69th) after time off for an injury. Freshmen Isabel VanDusen and Lily Howland followed closely placing 70th (23:04) and 72nd (23:06) respectively with Howland earning a lifetime personal best. Tonya Tepin was next to cross the finish line for the Red Hawks placing 87th in a time of 23:47. Ally Ladd finished 97th (24:20), Antonia Eigemann 101st (24:32), Marjorie Hosking 110th (25:24), and Paige Marsman 111th (25:25) who earned her season best.  Madison Golliver finished 118th with a time of 27:01. Hannah Helton ran her lifetime personal best for the JV girls in a time of 31:31 placing 132nd.

“Saturday’s meet was fun to watch. It was nice to see some runners out competing coming back from injuries,” said Coach Melinda Stressman. “The course was pretty challenging due to all the mud and sogginess from Friday night’s rain. I told the girls we weren’t looking for fast times. I wanted them to focus more on moving up and helping each other out. Those faster times will come. The weather was perfect for running, and the competition was solid.” 

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October 2016 Student Athletes of the Month


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csps-athlete-tawneyDilan Sargent, Cross Country AND Machaela Tawney, Girls Golf

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