By Barbara Read / For WLD
The Dexter boys’ cross country parents are trying very hard not to be that screaming guy in the car commercial at the finish line as the boys’ cross country team hits the race course again and nearly every runner hits a new record time. On Saturday, the team knocked out yet another breathtaking performance.
At the top of the lineup on Saturday, Connor Kolka came in first among the Dreadnaughts and solidified his spot as the fifth man on the varsity team heading to the championships on Thursday with an incredible PR of 16:23. Finn Bell came in as the second varsity runner with a new PR at 16:41 and will be the sixth varsity runner on Thursday. Nathan Gariepy finished third at Gabriel Richard with a time of 17:05 and jumped up into the 7th varsity spot for the first time this season.
An incredible 30 of 37 runners hit new all-time fastest scores to PR again on the course. Another four ran their fastest races of the season for a total of 34/37 PRs or SRs. As usual, there were some huge standouts among the group. Ethan Mauch (- 2:38), Quentin Hurdle (-1:52), Victor Li (-1:34), Kyle Sutton (-1;30), Landon Wilson (-1:26), Griffin Bentley (-1:22), Drew Gochanour (-1:09), Chase Lutz (-1:04), and Will O’Haver (-1:02) topped the cut times by running over a minute faster than at any other race this season.
Come out to Hudson Mills on Thursday at 4 p.m. to cheer the boys on to win the SECs in the White Division race against Lincoln, Adrian, Pinckney, Chelsea, Jackson, Tecumseh, and Ypsilanti. The reserve team runs at 5:10. Girls varsity is at 3 p.m. and reserve at 4:30.
Conor Kolka 16:23.3PR
Michael Tyler 18:09.7PR