The Plymouth boys varsity cross country team continues its team success as they punch their ticket to next Saturday’s MHSAA State Finals at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. This is their third consecutive season the team will run at the State Finals. The boys finished 2nd place on the day with 87 points only finishing behind Detroit Catholic Central who had 54 points.
Senior Carter Solomon continues to establish his dominance during this season as he runs to his second consecutive Regional title with a blazing time of 14:42. Passing the pace cart in the first mile, he never looked back as he collects again the fastest time in the state this season and a top 15 time in the country.
Junior Patrick Byrnes adds on to his fantastic season finishing runner-up to Solomon with a time 15:14. Byrnes shows that he will compete with the top athletes in the state this coming Saturday as his times continue to be top 10 in the state.
Senior Tyler Mussen has his 4th consecutive PR race while finishing 5th with a time of 15:39. Mussen moves up on the Plymouth All-Time Record Board to 4th passing standout Matthew Pahl as he builds his own legacy as one of the best runners in program history.
Freshman Alex Bobak had another breakout race as he finished the race 4th on the team for the first time this season. He broke the 17-minute barrier for the first time this season finishing in 16:57. That’s good for 38th place and a spot in the top 5 All-Time Freshman list.
Junior Conner Davis rounds out the scoring with a solid 17:00 finish which was good for 41st place. Davis continues to be consistent toward the end of the season when it matters most looking for another big race this Saturday.
Senior Matthew Biros and Sophomore Luke Stepek round out the 7 varsity athletes to compete at the Regional Meet finishing with respective times of 17:10 and 18:08. Biros’ time of 17:10 was a 20-second PR as he continues to improve tremendously since the beginning of the season.
The Wildcats look to continue their State Meet success as the last two seasons they finished on the podium with 2nd and 1st place finishes. Best of luck to the boys!