Grayling runners earn five medals during cross country event
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 1:15pm caleb
Vikings host meet at Hanson Hills Recreation Area on Monday, post five top-15 finishes
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
The Grayling Vikings earned five medals during Monday’s varsity cross country meet at Hanson Hills Recreation Area.
The event featured Lake Michigan Conference competition with runners from Grayling, Kalkaska, and Elk Rapids. The meet also included runners from Lake City and Mancelona.
Justin Andre, coach of the Grayling High School cross country program, said the meet had medals for the top 15 finishers in both the boys’ race and the girls’ race.
Grayling’s girls earned four medals. Senior Katelyn Moore placed sixth with a time of 25:11.6. Jocelyn Millikin, a freshman, took eighth place with a time of 25:31.9. Sophomore Sophia Rakoczy finished ninth with a time of 25:40.9. Robin Long, a junior, placed 14th with a time of 27:06.1.
Other placements for the Grayling girls included: Makynna Holmes, freshman, 23rd, 30:03.8; Luna Gauthier, freshman, 24th, 31:17.1.
Coach Andre said it was a solid performance, especially since the squad is dealing with a few injuries.
“Jocelyn Millikin, a freshman, is running extremely strong,” Coach Andre said. “We got three of our girls in the top 10, which is a very good showing at any invitational.”
In the boys’ race the Vikings had one medal winner. Drew Moore, a freshman, took ninth place with a time of 19:06.6.
Other placements for the Vikings included: Cameron Ketchum, junior, 18th, 20:20.4; Jeffery Kennedy, junior, 21st, 20:30.5; Joseph Armstrong, senior, 23rd, 20:39.7; Klay Baker, senior, 27th, 20:55.9; Sam Patterson, freshman, 28th, 21:24.0; Teague Hartman, freshman, 29th, 21:42.8; Russell Mansfield, senior, 30th, 21:48.2; Alexander Cole, junior, 31st, 21:56.5; Fox Marculewicz, sophomore, 35th, 22:51.9; Jacob Marshall, freshman, 37th, 23:28.6; Kale Black, freshman, 38th, 23:41.5; Anthony McLean, junior, 42nd, 26:15.0; Gabe Solis, freshman, 43rd, 26:35.6.
“Drew Moore led the Grayling gang; he was ninth. Cameron, coming off the soccer field, ran very well. He’s a dual sport athlete. Jeffery Kennedy and Joe Armstrong did extremely well rounding out our top four,” Coach Andre said. “The boys team is shaping up pretty good.”