The Plymouth boys varsity cross country team had a very successful day at Willow Metropark in New Boston, MI. The squad of 7 took home the first place plaque for the 4th year in a row by narrowly edging out park rival Salem by 1 point, 90-91. “I thought we had tied with Salem for a second, so it was a nice surprise seeing us come out on top,” said head coach Jon Mikosz.
The race saw a large majority of Plymouth athletes achieve lifetime personal records, which included all seven varsity members. Senior Carter Solomon took home his second straight Wayne County individual title and meet record with a time of 14:58. Junior Patrick Byrnes also achieved 1st team All County honors with a 4th place time of 15:23.
Senior Tyler Mussen ran to another top 10 performance with a 9th place finish of 15:52. Junior Conner Davis breaks the 17-minute barrier for the first time with a 28th place finish of 16:58. Freshman Alex Bobak rounded out the scoring with a 45 second PR, giving him 48th place in 17:19.
Two sophomores in Brady Kraft and Luke Stepek finished off the varsity race for Plymouth by breaking the 18-minute barrier for the first time. They respectively hit 17:52 and 17:56 for 78th and 83rd place.
Several other Plymouth athletes were able to hit the team Varsity Letter standard time by breaking 18:45:
SR Matthew Biros – 18:09
FR Tyler Gaylord – 18:16
SO Lucas Vogeli – 18:18
SR Tyler Thompson – 18:20
FR Parker Solomon – 18:23
SO Alex Ammar – 18:27
JR Ian Penney – 18:28
FR Max Zoltowski – 18:39