HOLLAND TWP. — A lot of the Zeeland West boys cross nation crew has been working collectively for years.
The Dux have been in shut battles in twin meets, convention championships, regionals and the state meet.
That have led Zeeland West to the OK Inexperienced Convention title on Wednesday at Helder Park because the Dux scored 5 runners within the prime 12.
“It’s nice being part of this crew. I’ve been working with these guys for years. I’m pleased with everyone and all of the stuff we’re doing. We need to make it to state this 12 months,” Zeeland West’s Corban Hauch stated.
Zeeland West received the meet with 37 factors. Zeeland East and Holland tied for second with 70 factors every, adopted by Mona Shores (84), Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (88), Grand Rapids Union (183) and Muskegon (225).
“We’ve been placing within the grind. Ever for the reason that observe season obtained canceled, we now have been collectively,” Zeeland West’s Joshua Ennen stated. “It’s all we now have actually had. It has actually introduced us collectively in a better bond. Our occasions are so shut, that helps a lot with our coaching, too. We’re like household.”
Zeeland East’s Caden Meyer received the meet individually with a time of 16 minutes, 17.26 seconds.
“It began off fairly quick, however with a couple of mile left I began to go. I began to push and was capable of out-kick (Hauch) on the finish,” Meyer stated. “It was actually laborious mentally. It takes every little thing you’ve obtained and it comes all the way down to how dangerous you need it the final 50 meters.”
Hauch was second in 16:20.48. Whereas he needed to win the race, he was a lot happier that his crew received.
“It was laborious to not be disenchanted with getting second, nevertheless it was an awesome race. I attempted to catch Caden within the final bit, nevertheless it’s alright,” Hauch stated.
Zeeland West’s Chase Holwerda was fourth in 16:33.04, holding off Zeeland East’s Nick Riemersma (16:34.75).
“For me, it was looking for a superb pack to run with. As soon as I discovered one, I used to be capable of push myself mentally and bodily, and I used to be capable of get the place I needed to be, and I PR’d, which is incredible,” Chase Holwerda stated.
The Dux obtained an eighth-place end from Ennen (17:08.35), an eleventh from Carson Holwerda (17:19.99), a Twelfth-place end from Caleb Smith (17:20.20) and a Fifteenth-place end from Nathan Golding (17:28.17).
“I noticed a few folks in entrance of me and I knew I needed to actually push it on the finish,” Carson Holwerda stated. “I simply needed to catch a couple of folks and go all out for the crew.”
Holland’s Dylan Chmura completed ninth at 17:09.09, simply forward of teammate Adrian Castillo (17:16.10). Hunter Tripp was thirteenth (17:21.60), Jackson Voss was 18th (17:51.70) and Brayden Snyder was twentieth (18:02.56).
Zeeland East’s Mason Villarreal completed seventeenth general (17:47.31).
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