Vikes take fourth at SMC

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
Cedar Springs and Plainwell won the boys' and girls' team titles on Saturday at the Edwardsburg Invitational held on the campus of Southwestern Michigan College.
Cedar Springs edged Sturgis by two points to win the boys' portion of the race, 41-43. Allegan finished third with 47 points, while Niles was fourth with 67 points and Coldwater fifth with 70 points.
Plainwell easily outdistanced runner-up Allegan, 24-45. Kalamazoo Hackett was third with 60 points and Paw Paw fourth with 62 points. Cedar Springs was fifth with 62.
Edwardsburg finished sixth in both final standings. Dowagiac was 10th in the boy's race. The Chieftains did not have a full girls' team on Saturday.
Niles was 10th in the girl's race.
Cassopolis and Brandywine also did not field full girls' teams. Brandywine and Cassopolis also did not have full boys' teams.
Dan Cramer of Cedar Springs was the winner in the boy's junior/senior race with a time of 16:28. Niles' Austin Nielson finished ninth in the junior/senior race with a time of 17:58.
Jay Billsborrow of Coldwater was the top freshman/sophomore runner with a time of 16:50. Brandywine's John Farrell finished fourth in the freshman/sophomore race with a time of 18:08.
Desi Allen of Allegan won the girl's junior/senior race with a time of 21:11. Katie Cramer of Cedar Springs was the top freshman/sophomore runner with a time of 20:58.
Boys' results
Cedar Springs 41, Sturgis 43, Allegan 47, Niles 67, Coldwater 70, Edwardsburg 77, Bangor 96, Kalamazoo Hackett 106, Paw Paw 142, Dowagiac 146, Watervliet 157, Berrien Springs 158
Top 10 freshmen /sophomores
1. Jay Billsborrow (Coldwater) 16:50, 2. Austin Brown (Sturgis) 18:02, 3. John Schwartz (Colon) 18:06, 4. John Farrel (Brandywine) 18:08, 5. Mike Bruce (Colon) 18:12, 6. Zach Mills (Coldwater) 18:27, 7. Logan McIntyre (Cedar Springs) 18:29, 8. Brad Lee (Dowagiac) 18:33, 9. Dan Roberts (Delton-Kellogg) 18:35, 10. Mike Penninger (Edwardsburg) 18:43
Top 10 juniors/seniors
1. Dan Cramer (Cedar Springs) 16:28, 2. Mike Pete (Allegan) 17:03, 3. Andy Rogers (Berrien Springs) 17:19, 4. Mike Bigney (Cedar Springs) 17:44, 5. Brien Brockway (K. Hackett) 17:48, 6. Mark Hills (Bangor) 17:52, 7. Tom Thorton (Cedar Springs) 17:54, 8. James Greenfield (Edwardsburg) 17:57, 9. Austin Nielson (Niles) 17:58, 10. Marco Casiano (Watervliet) 18:00.13
Girls results
Plainwell 24, Allegan 45, Kalamazoo Hackett 60, Paw Paw 62, Cedar Springs 62, Edwardsburg 68, Colon 82, Coldwater 94, Sturgis 104, Niles 149, Berrien Springs 180
Top 10 freshmen/sophomores
1. Katie Cramer (Cedar Springs) 20:58, 2. Marrisa Ingle (Delton-Kellogg) 21:22, 3. Sam Draney (Allegan) 21:47, 4. Emily Gunn (Edwardsburg) 22:06, 5. Heather Helbling (Cedar Springs) 22:39, 6. Shannon Potter (Cedar Springs) 22:41, 7. Lisa Multer (Plainwell) 22:45, 8. Brooke Bowen (Plainwell) 23:18, 9. Lindsey Bigney (Cedar Springs) 23:35, 10. Mandi Nantais (K. Hackett) 23:41
Top 10 juniors/seniors
1. Desi Allen (Allegan) 21:11, 2. Tiffany Ohman (Cedar Springs) 21:29, 3. Dale Burnham (Plainwell) 22:14, 4. Whitney Knollenberg (Delton-Kellogg) 22:18, 5. Kristin Wilfinger (Delton-Kellogg) 22:24, 6. Sarah Multer (Plainwell) 22:43, 7. Kelly Sylvester (Paw Paw) 22:44, 8. Sam Hamming (Paw Paw) 22:49, 9. Kristin Bevins (Plainwell) 22;58, 10. Mindy Boothby (Paw Paw) 23:00

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