Kirtland’s Lady Firebird’s acquitted themselves very well at the Ray Helsing Bulldog Invite. The meet also included teams from Wayne County Community College, Alpena CC and Ferris State University. Kirtland’s women were again led by Dana Neumann (Ellsworth) who finished 2nd among community college competitors and 11th overall in the 21-women meet. Her time over the 5K course was 21:45.34. Krista Peterson (Roscommon) finished 16th in a time of 24:47.19, and Mariah Jones (Gaylord) finished with a time of 36:16.93.
Michael Sutton led Kirtland in the 32-man field with a time of 29:04 over the difficult 8K course, finishing 14th. The rest of the men finished as follows: Joe Jones (Gaylord) 16th in 29:11, Steven Wysocki (Hale) 19th in 30:19, Evan Thomas (Roscommon) 20th in 30:58 and David Emerick (Roscommon) 22 in 33:02.