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Fruitport boys cross country team wins O-K Black title

Tribune Staff • Oct 20, 2016 at 12:03 AM

The Fruitport boys cross country team won their first O-K Black Conference championship on Wednesday night with a grand total of 24 points.

The meet took place at Muskegon Reeths-Puffer High School. The Trojans top five runners all finished higher than ninth place overall.

Leading the squad was conference and city champion Aaron Simot, clocking a time of 16 minutes, 15 seconds. He was followed by teammates Mitch Johnson in second-place overall in 16:27, Cameron Oleen who took fifth in 16:48, Brenden Deneen in seventh at 16:53 and finally Nick Kleinheksel who rounded out the team with a ninth-place finish in 17:14.

All five of Fruitport’s runners earned All-Conference honors.

Kenowa Hills finished in second place with 48 points, in front of Jenison with 84, host Reeths-Puffer at 106 and Mona Shores with 160.

Fruitport girls finish sixth

The Fruitport girls cross country team finished sixth at the O-K Black Conference championship on Wednesday.

Host Reeths-Puffer recorded 34 points to take top honors, while Jenison finished second at 48 points. Mona Shores (71) came in third; Kenowa Hills (82) came in fourth and Grand Rapids Union (147) came in fifth.

The Trojans recorded 149 points to finish ahead of Muskegon (187).

Freshman Faith Clark finished 15th overall with a time of 20 minutes, 45.8 seconds to lead Fruitport, while junior Kendra Johnson finished 27th with a time of 21:55.27). Senior Katana Daniely (22:33.18) finished 33rd; senior Michele Mueller (23:47.66) finished 36th and junior Kallie Fehler (24:45.79) finished 38th to round out the scoring for the Trojans.

The Trojans will return to the trail at the Spring Lake Invitational Saturday before taking on the regional championships on Oct. 29 at Allendale High School.

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