By: John Raffel
Beal City boys third at Chippewa Hills
On Aug. 21. the Beal City Cross Country teams were at to the Chippewa Hills Early Season Warrior Invitational and competed in a pouring rain on a muddy course. With nine schools in the small school division, the Aggie boys placed third. After racing a two-mile course in their opening meet, this course covered the 5k distance that will be standard for the rest of the season. A 5th place finish in 18:17.1 by Alex Taylor led the team with Derek Gross next in 17th at 20:32.2. Levi Eisenbach (20:45.7) was 19th, Nathan Reihl (21:42.1) 25th, and Matthew Kolb (21:54.9) 29th to complete the Aggie scoring. Rachal Weber placed 11th in 22:57.3 and Emma Gross was 19th at 24:47.7 in their first varsity 5k race.