Sophomore Joe Meyers crossed the finish line in 16:00 to win the SMAC Cross Country Title on Saturday at the Gilmore Car Museum.
Meyers has once again been a dual sport athlete this fall playing #2 Singles on the Men’s Tennis Team. He finished with a 22-6 record on the season in Tennis pushing his career record to 43-11 over 2 years.
Meyers out dueled SMAC East Champion Habtom Haish of Kalamazoo Central who ran a 16:07 and finished 2nd.
The Men’s Cross Country team was 7th overall. The team finished ahead of Niles, Stevensville Lakeshore, and Mattawan.
On the Women’s side, Freshman Joy Hart was the top finisher for the Knights. She ran a 20:45 finishing 19th overall. The Women’s Team finished 8th overall finishing ahead of Kalamazoo Central and Mattawan. Portage Northern was the team champion.
The Men’s and Women’s teams will run in the MHSAA Regional on Saturday at Portage West Middle School. The Women will run at 11:30, the Men will run at 12:30, and a JV race will follow the Men’s race.
The top three teams and any top 15 individual not on a qualifying team will run at the MHSAA State Final on November 4 at MIS.