Reed City runners shine in CSAA meet

Brandon Wirth has another big day for Reed City.
Brandon Wirth has another big day for Reed City.

REMUS — Chippewa Hills took the first step in successfully defending its league cross country title by winning the first of four Central State Activities Association Gold Division races at home on Tuesday, Sept. 5

Abbigail Kiaunis was 11th to lead Reed City in 21:47.56.

Also for the Coyotes, Taylor Harrison was 17th (22:40.10), Olivia Thompson 32nd (24:12.23), Mackenzie Vandawater 45th, Abigaile Johnson 47th (25:11.94), Leigha Johnson 52nd (25:23.32) and Faith Woods 67th (28:14.10).

For the boys, Fremont proved to be too much for its CSAA Gold Division opponents on Tuesday in the first cross country league race at Chippewa Hills.

Big Rapids, led by the third-place and eight-place efforts of Logan Williams and Dan Hardesty, finished a close third to second-place Grant.

Fremont had 34 points, followed by Grant with 66, Big Rapids 78, Tri County 95, Chippewa Hills 147, Reed City 153, Newaygo 183 and Central Montcalm 196.

Reed City’s Brandon Wirth was fifth in 17:31.81.Wirth said he enjoyed the cool weather.

“I felt pretty good,” he said. “I felt like I can get that extra adrenalin (push) and it feels like I can run faster than normal.”

Also for Reed City, Calvin Rohde was 19th (18:30.53), Noah Blythe 44th (20:41.80) Ryan Simmons 52nd (21:01.00) and Jared Karns 67th (22:35.00).