The Viking Cross Country team ran well at their first ever Bengals Fall Invitational held at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids on Friday, October 9. They faced tough competition and unseasonably warm weather. Riley Buys placed 7th and Addison Bluhm took 13th–both runners took home medals. Riley Buys, Addison Bluhm, and Tyler Dickinson all ran season best races. The gentlemen took 7th place overall. Women’s Varsity placed 4th overall, with medals awarded to Ariana Treat in 7th place, Hayli Fagan 15th, and Liv Tjapkes 24th. Hayli Fagan ran her season best race, and Hailey Zuniga set a PR of 23:30.
In the Junior Varsity men’s race, Micah Witham and Andre Richmond placed 11th and 14th respectively, both receiving medals. Micah set a PR of 19.52, and Andre ran a PR of 20:05. Women’s Junior Varsity placed 3rd overall. Receiving medals were: Madison Parmley in 17th, Andie Austin in 20th, Paytan Dieters in 21st, and Riley Bond in 25th. Mallory Britton ran a season best race.
Great job, runners!
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