The TK boys cross country team competed in their first OK Gold Conference meet at South Christian finishing 5th. Grand Rapids Christian and East Grand Rapids were the favorites entering the day and proved why they are both top ten division 2 teams. Our TK boys ran very strong races from start to finish with eight runners finishing in personal best times. The South Christian Athletic Complex is flat and fast with but with the heat returning to West Michigan proved to provide another challenge. The start was fast with many runners getting very excited to run against league competition but after the first mile runners found their stride and focus. Nick Bushman ran a personal best 17:42 and placed 15th overall. Cam Gavette and Eric Archer both had a great race improving their personal bests by over a minute. Gavin McCue and Mike Blair also had large personal best time improvements.
The TK Cross Country team next competes at the Cedar Springs Invitational on Saturday, September 22nd. The cooler weather, new competition, and advertised flat course should allow our runners an opportunity to improve their times and experience.