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Grand Haven cross country takes on Spartan Invitational

Tribune Staff • Sep 14, 2018 at 11:43 PM

The Grand Haven girls and boys cross country teams took on the Spartan Invitational on the campus of Michigan State University on Friday afternoon in a loaded field of competitors.

With 330 runners on the girls' side and 263 on the boys' side, it was a crowded race out in East Lansing, but the Buccaneers came away with a strong performance.

The Grand Haven girls cross country team finished eighth out of 39 teams with 341 points.

Senior standout Gabby Hentemann finished ninth overall with a time of 18 minutes, 31.1 seconds, while teammate Abby Buitenhuis added a 39th-place finish with a time of 19:40.5.

Giovana Marecek came in 62nd place with a time of 20:02.9, Kelsie McManus finished in 124th place with a time of 21:16.4, and Eden Traub rounded out the team scoring with a 127nd-place finish at 21:20.2.

The Grand Haven boys cross country team finished ninth out of 40 teams with 361 points.

Andrew Ireland finished 40th overall with a time of 16:38.4 to lead the Bucs, while Dominic Weatherwax added a 49th-place finish at 16:49.6.

Aidan Martin finished 56th with a time of 16:57.5, Kyle Eveland added a 108th-place finish at 17:28.8, and Cole Rowden rounded out the team scoring with a 123rd-place finish at 17:36.2

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