Reed City runners fourth
REMUS — Big Rapids’ Meghan Langworthy won the girls division of the Central State Activities Association Gold Division cross country race on Tuesday.
Big Rapids was third in the girls race at 57 while host Chippewa Hills was second at 52 and Fremont first at 43.
Reed City was fourth at 95.
For Reed City, Abbigail Kiaunis was third (20:15.51). Taylor Harrison 14th (21:46.92), Paige Lofquist 26th (22:58.08). Leigha Johnson 31st (23;56.59) and Brooke Miller 35th (24:10.78).
Fremont had 35 to win the boys race. Big Rapids was second (63), Reed City fourth (104) and Chippewa Hills seventh (191).
For Big Rapids, Dan Hardesty was fourth (16:58.3), Logan Williams ninth (17:36.43), Casey Bouman 11th (17:39.14), Ryan Ososki 13th (17:56.98) and Archie Rush 27th (19:22.24).
For Reed City, Brandon Wirth was third (16:48.39). Calvin Rohde sixth (17:21.43). Noah Blythe 21st (18:47.19). Jared Karns 39th (20:04.51) and Ryan Simmons 46th (20:36.30).
It was a good race. I ran a great time,” Wirth said. “I thought I was handling the hills well.”
“It was a very easy race and a great time,” Rohde said. ‘I’m looking forward to the next race.”
“I thought the course ran really fast today,” Reed City coach Rich Saladin said. “ We saw some great times for many of our athletes. We had four PRs and five more season records. Brandon Wirth and Calvin were third and sixth overall for the boys. Abbigail Kiaunis finished third overall in the girls’ race.
“I think she’s fully recovered from her broken toe that set her back early in the season. Taylor Harrison has been really beaten up this season but she finished 14th and that keeps her in the running for honorable mention all conference.
“Both teams finished fourth out of eight teams which puts us in the upper half of the conference. We’ve come a long way in three years and it’s great to see the kids have success. I am proud of each and everyone of them.”