The Grand Haven boys cross country team took fifth place overall in the Division I race at the Cougar Falcon Invitational at Calvin College on Saturday.
The meet matched up some of the top teams in the Grand Rapids area.
Rockford won the meet, followed by Grandville, Caledonia and West Ottawa.
The Buccaneers were once again led by senior captain Turner Sale who medaled in fifteenth place with a time of 17 minutes, 6.9 seconds.
John Miles, with a time of 17:27.9, was second for the Bucs, followed by Jordan Diephouse (17:30.2), Andrew Tafelski (17:34.6), Brent Petersen (17:37.9), Nick Johnson (17:59.9) and Kyle Funk (18:06).
The Buccaneers’ girls also traveled to Calvin College and placed sixth.
Grand Haven’s Claire Borchers again led the Bucs with a third-place finish in 18:58. Lanie Kenny ran a terrific race coming in at a lifetime personal record of 20:51.
WMC WINS ON WARRIOR WEEKEND
Dylan Mines turned his first Warrior Weekend into a memorable one on Saturday at Warrior Field.
Mines, a freshman, scored two goals and led the Western Michigan Christian Warriors to a 3-1 non-league soccer victory over the Whitehall Vikings.
Mines scored twice in the first half off assists from sophomore Ben Mast.
Whitehall scored early in the second half, but WMC senior Chaise Schuiteman made it 3-1 to bring the Warriors’ season record to 5-4-1.
“I love what we’re seeing from working together,” WMC coach David Hulings said. “A lot of team stuff happened right there and a lot of people maybe didn’t see. Forwards are starting to work well together and different forwards scoring in different games.”
Defensively, the Warriors were able, for the most part, to shut down the Vikings speed up front. Seniors Alex Rop and Jacob Kempster were solid along the back line and the Warriors also welcomed back Matt VanderPloeg from injury.