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Kirtland Firebirds Open Cross-County Season

The Firebird men’s cross-country team opened the season by competing at Oakland University at the Golden Grizzly Invitational.  Michael Sutton (Harbor Springs) led all Kirtland runners by finishing 39th in the 72-man field.  His time over the 6K course was 21:32.  Evan Thomas (Roscommon) finished 42nd in 21:43, while Joe Jones (Gaylord) also posted a 21:43.  Other Kirtland times were Steven Wysocki (Hale) 22:53, David Emerick (Roscommon) 24:47 and Zach Hausler (Roscommon) 25.25

The Lady ‘Birds also competed at the meet in a 5K race.  They were led by Dana Neumann (Ellsworth) who finished 42nd out of 56 runners by posting a respectable 18:05.4  Krista Peterson (Roscommon) finished 48th in 19:19.8