Reed City, Morley Stanwood runners are individual champs

Rohde, McNeil first at Oiler Invitational

MOUNT PLEASANT – August Rohde was the individual champ and Reed City was first among six boys teams in the small school division of the Oiler Invitational at Mount Pleasant on Friday.

Miranda McNeil, of Morley Stanwood was first for the girls.

Reed City had a score of 31 compared to 66 for Belding in second and 111 for Morley Stanwood in fifth.

Rohde was first in 17:18.67 while, for other RC runners Anthony Kiaunis was third (17:49.82), Ty Kailing seventh (18:4.46), Aaron Allen ninth (19:36.74) and Paul Saladin 12th (19:50.78).

For Morley Stanwood, Tyler Vining was eighth (19:14.67), Shelby Hopkins 10th (19:44.10), Dylan Phillips 24th (22:16.16), Kayden Kangas 35th (24:50.49) and Anthony Basitis 43rd.

The girls standings had Belding first (49), followed by Beal City (58), Reed City (62), Morley Stanwood (76) and Tri County (86).

For the Mohawks, McNeil was first (20:00.36), Claire Johnston 10th (23:59.08), McKenzie Houtman 20th (25:55.98), Grace Supanich 23rd (26:34.39) and Taytum Sanford 25th (26:45.12).

For Reed City, Nora Smoes was second (21:25), Clare Smoes seventh (23:04.28), Carly Carlson 14th (24:33.02), Caelynn London (25:09.88) 18th and Makayla Watkins 22nd.

“We had five of the top 22 runners,” Reed City coach Rich Saladin said. “We did well across the board. Ryan Allen was out so it shows how deep our depth is. The girls ran well. Nora medaled. They fair well against some of our CSAA foes, Morley Stanwood and Tri County.”

Reed City will run Thursday at Mason County Central.