The Buccaneers were led by Roxy Glasser, who took eighth place with a time of 19 minutes, 50 seconds.
Lanie Kenny had a lifetime best run and finished 12th (20:38). Hannah Kenny also medaled for the Bucs (21:04).
Freshman Zoe McGregor, in her first varsity race was the Bucs’ fourth runner.
“I was really impressed with how Zoe and Eliza Lowe (7th runner) handled the pressure of running in a varsity race,” said coach Scott Przystas. “They have gained a lot of experience in the last few meets and we hope they will contribute to the varsity team in the next two weeks. Lanie looked as good as I've seen her run today. We had a strategy to have a really strong finish today and she accomplished that.
“Going in to the conference championship on Thursday, our biggest question mark is can our 3-4-5 runners come through and run solid races. We have been closing the gap on Grandville and Rockford in front of us, and hope to cut away at it some more.”
JV: Senior Rachel Eikenberry finished fifth overall for the Bucs in a season best time.
GH spikers go 3-2 at tourney
Saturday was a mixed bag for the Grand Haven volleyball team, as they went 3-2 in tournament play at East Kentwood.
The Buccaneers started out strong in pool play, defeating Whitehall (26-24, 25-20) and East Grand Rapids (25-20, 25-17).
The victory over East Grant Rapids broke a long win streak for the Pioneers.
“We came out and played really well against them,” coach Aaron Smaka said. “We limited our errors and the kids were really focused. They really wanted that match. We felt really good after that one.”
Grand Haven lost its next two though, falling to West Ottawa in a crossover match (25-21, 25-21), and to East Kentwood in the tournament’s silver bracket (25-11, 25-23).
“We made a ton of mistakes,” Smaka said of the match against West Ottawa. “We had a ton of unforced errors. I was really disappointed. And that just pretty much carried into the Kentwood. It took us a while to regroup.”
But the Bucs did regroup, defeating Plainwell in their last match, 25-23, 25-14.
Grand Haven was led on the day by Krysteena Davis, who continued her dominant play at the net with 37 kills and 11 blocks.
Jami Hogeboom continued to show her versatility, recording seven blocks, 101 assists and 20 digs.
Taylor Cramer chipped in with 22 kills and 38 digs.
The Bucs’ record now stands at 31-15-1.