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Spring Lake cross country program celebrates academic excellence

Tribune Staff • Nov 29, 2017 at 2:15 AM

The Spring Lake boys and girls cross country teams both left their mark on the Division 2 field this past fall, but their work inside the classroom might be even more impressive. The Laker girls capped off their season with a cumulative GPA of 3.988, which was good for second overall in the state and Academic All-State honors. Sophomores Julia Bajt, Maggie Cooper and Eva Tilton, along with juniors Kate Gilchrist and Lizzy Penrice, earned Individual Academic All-State honors, which is a compilation of their finish at the state meet and grade point average. The Spring Lake boys compiled a team GPA of 3.888, which was good for fifth place overall in the state and Academic All-State honors. Junior Ben Hylen also earned Individual Academic All-State honors for his strong finish at Michigan International Speedway and in the classroom.