Top 7 area performances at the MITCA Meet of Champions
The Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association held its Michigan Meet of Champions Saturday afternoon at Shepherd High School. There were six different races in which several Blue Water Area athletes competed.
Here are seven of the top performances:
No. 7 – Senior Glen Davis consistently led the Port Huron Northern Huskies this fall and he continued to do so when finished 68th overall in the Boys Elite Team race with his third-fastest time of 16:06.3, just less than 10 seconds shy of his PR.
No. 6 – St. Clair sophomore Jerry Westrick proved he’s ready to help continue the Saints' tradition of success for the next two years. By the end of this season, he was consistently running times in the high 18-minute range, but on Saturday, he came home with an impressive personal record of 17:36.0 in the All-Comers Race. His previous PR was 18:42.8.
No. 5 – Carter Boullard became a regional champion when he ran his personal best and first sub-16-minute time earlier this fall, and on Saturday, the St. Clair senior raced in the Boys Elite Team Race to take 59th overall with the second-fastest time of his career in 15:59.6.
No. 4 – Eva Thompson might only be a sophomore, but she’s etching her name into Croswell-Lexington High School history. She became the third-fastest in Pioneer history earlier this season with a time of 18:53.6, and on Saturday she ran her second sub-19-minute time of the season, taking 58th overall in the Girls Elite Team Race with a time of 18:58.8.
No. 3 – Port Huron Northern senior Matt LaFraniere set his personal record at this year’s regional championship with a time of 16:51.7, and at the State Finals where times were generally 30 seconds slower or more, he ran a 17:01.7. He bounced back on Saturday to finish 52nd in the Boys Elite Open with a time of 16:44.6.
No. 2 – Ava Pergitone of St. Clair is a great example of persistence and consistency over time. The senior has carried a personal best of 19:36.0 from the 2020 season. This fall she ran a season’s best of 19:48.7, inching closer to that PR, and in her final high school cross country race, she shattered her PR by 30 seconds, finishing fifth overall in the Girls Elite Open Race in 19:06.6. She also became the second-fastest girl in Saints cross country history.
No. 1 – Armada senior Camden Khon improved his own school record in the Boys Elite Team Race with a new personal record of 15:46.1. He finished 32nd overall out of 107 of the best runners in the state across all four divisions. His previous personal best was an area-leading time of 15:47.9.
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