Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

North, South run well in jamboree

by Bob St. John

October 11, 2012

Grosse Pointe South and Grosse Pointe North boys’ cross-country team put on a solid show in last week’s second Macomb Area Conference Red Division jamboree meet held at Stony Creek Eastwood Beach. Romeo, which was 7-0 in the fi rst jamboree in September, ran away with the regular season title. The Bulldogs earned the honor as division champ with a perfect 14-0 mark. Head coach Mark Sonnenberg and the Blue Devils fi nished 5-2 to fi nish just behind Macomb Dakota, who was 6-1. Grosse Pointe North, u n d e r D i a n e Montgomery, was 4-3 to take fourth. South and Dakota tied for second with North fi nishing a solid fourth in the regular season standings. For South, its 11-3 mark was its best in fi ve years. “Despite running without our No. 1 runner, our boys showed how deep and talented we were by finishing the day 5-2,” Sonnenberg said. “While important, the meet is not as important as regionals, which is what we have our sights set on. We could not risk Charlie’s (Warren) hamstring.” The rest of the field included Utica, Utica Eisenhower, Sterling Heights Stevenson and L’Anse Creuse North. For the Blue Devils, senior Bradley Sanford took 10th with a time of 17:24 and junior Jacob Knuth was 14th at 17:38. Senior Matt Geist was 15th with a time of 17:39. S e n i o r Z a c h Montgomery was also in the 17s, posting a time of 17:41 to take 16th. Sophomore Michael Gates and senior Michael Fennell took 25th and 26th with times of 18:11 and 18:12, respectively, while senior Michael Aro and sophomore Nicholas Debrunner fi nished 28th and 30th with times of 18:17 and 18:20, respectively. For the Norsemen, senior Daniel Ciaravnio was 11th with a time of 17:26. Five other runners broke the 19-minute mark with senior Nate Limback taking 24th with a time of 18:10, senior Tyler Sickmiller fi nishing 30th with a time of 18:25, senior Eric Balle placing 31st with a time of 18:26, freshman Connor Sickmiller taking 34th with a time of 18:29, and junior Pearce Reickert fi nishing 47th with a time of 18:57. Senior Lucas Segovia was 48th with a time of 19:04, followed by senior Jacob Surzyn, junior Alex Brady and junior Mike Bakowski, posting times of 19:30, 19:49 and 20:22, respectively. In the junior varisty meet, South easily won with 16 points, followed by a distant Romeo with 55. The Blue Devils in the top 10 were winner Andrew Juergens, Zach Due, Jake Relich, Robbie Whaley, Billy Michels, Matt Murray and Jack Kuchta. “Our team is deep and should be solid for years to come,” Sonnenberg said. The MAC Red Division meet is Saturday, Oct. 20.