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Calhoun, Rodts win at the Shamrock Invitational

Published 11:02pm Wednesday, September 9, 2009

BERRIEN SPRINGS – The Niles boys’ and girls’ cross country teams finished second and third respectively at the Shamrock Invitational on Wednesday.

Led by overall champions Mark Calhoun and Madie Rodts, Niles finished behind host Berrien Springs in the girls’ race and behind Bridgman in the boys’ event.

Calhoun ran a time of 17:22 to take the title.

Sam VandenHeede also placed in the top 10 as he was fifth in 18:27. Anthony Horvath placed seventh with a time of 18:48.

Barry Weddle placed 25th (20:50) and Kyle Ballge 51st (24:12).

Rodts posted a time of 20:52 to win her second straight invitational. Rodts won Saturday’s Dowagiac Rotary Invitational as well.

Also placing in the top 10 were Anne Tyler (7th) and Alex Haimbaugh (8th) with times of 23:02 and 23:29 respectively.

Maureen Craig placed 15th (24:14), Bridgett Carpenter 21st (24:50), Shannon McMeel 24th (25:14) and Ava McKeel 31st (25:59).

Shamrock Invitational

Girls’ team scores

Lakeshore 43, Berrien Springs 49, Niles 52, Lake Michigan Catholic 104, Edwardsburg 144, Bridgman 161, New Buffalo 187

Top 10

1. Madie Rodts (N) 20:52, 2. Sydney Shewmaker (L) 22:01, 3. Mandy Piedt 22:11, 4. Kayla Matheny (L) 22:11, 5. Jessica Nave (BS) 22:20, 6. Kelsey Lewis (BS) 22:39, 7. Anne Tyler (N) 23:02, 8. Alex Haimbaugh (N) 23:20, 9. Ella Deaton (LMc) 23:33, 10. Rachel Brunner (LMC) 23:35

Boys’ team scores

1. Bridgman 29, 2. Niles 89, 3. Lake Michigan Catholic 91, 4. Edwardsburg 106, 6. Lakeshore 108, New Buffalo 127, 7. Eau Claire 152, Berrien Springs 197

Top 10

1. Mark Calhoun (N) 17:22, 2. Cameron Magro (B) 17:46, 3. Josh Clark (E) 18:03, 4. Conner Magro (B) 18:17, 5. Sam VandenHeede (N) 18:27, 6. Mark Haukereid (B) 18:46, 7. Anthony Horvath (N) 18:48, 8. Jarrett Anderson (B) 18:52, 9. Justin Kiewel (B) 19:07, 10. Frank Moen (LMC) 19:13

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