Rockford’s varsity boys cross country team placed third with 102 points behind perennial powerhouse Saline (55 points) and Northville (77 points) in Division 1 of the Brett Clement Bath Invitational on Saturday, September 7. Sophomore Isaac Harding ran 16:30.1 for a 7th placed finish, followed by juniors Paul Burke (16:55.4) and Colin Reichenbach (16:58.7) in eighteenth and twentieth places, respectively, and sophomore Grayson Harding (17:18.7) in 31st place.
The second and third place finishes of sophomores Grant Gabriel (17:32.6) and Kyle Lamos (17:57.7 ) led the Rams’ junior varsity team to a first place tie with Northville (37 points). Juniors Connor Johnson (18:05.8), Kirk Dickson (18:27.4) and Andrew Stembaugh (18:31.1) completed the top five Rockford finishers. Coach Martin stated, “This was a great day for the Rams. We had many guys run their personal best times and in the process, we had a chance to see where we stand as a team. We are excited about all the possibilities.”