The Aviator Mens Cross Country team ran in the West Michigan Independent league championship on a cool, windy and damp course at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids on Wednesday October 11. The team finished 2nd to the Grand Rapids Track Club. Junior Austin Wilson led the team with a 4th place finish. He was followed closely by Sophomores Eddie Alderton and Jack Tamlyn in 8th and 10th. Senior Delonte Pearson and Freshman Maxim Reuchlein also scored for the Aviators.
Running season best times were Freshman Scottie Pearson, Eli Kersey, Josh Staal and Stephen Knight. Sophomores Nolan Westenburg and Triston Mayton also ran season best times. Juniors Cody Ly, Aaron Jonckheere, Cameron Finkhouse and Jack Potter all had their best performance of the season. Aaron cut off nearly 41/2 minutes off his PR.
The Aviators race against Kent and Ottawa Counties best this Saturday at Gainey Field as they prepare for the Regionals on October 27th.