Oakridge Girls Win Bulldog Invitational


RAVENNA—The Muskegon Oakridge Eagles women’s cross country team won first place on Thursday afternoon at the Bulldog Invite held in Ravenna.

Oakridge finished with a team score of 37 points just ahead of Grand Rapids Union which totaled a score of 45. They were followed by Ravenna with 56 points and Muskegon Orchard View with 85 points.

Oakridge took the top three individual spots with junior Merceydez Patton taking the top honors with a time of 24:23.06. She was followed by junior Raegan Ruel and fellow junior Cara Moore.

The rest of the top ten finalists included: Sarah Robinette (GR Union), Caroline Chardoul (GR Union), Autumn Morton (Ravenna), Milla Hanks (Oakridge), Alaitz Urutxurto (Ravenna), Alexa Bordeaux (Orchard View) and Rachel Sackett ( GR union).

On the boys’ side, Grand Rapids Union narrowly beat Ravenna and Oakridge.

Union finished with a team score of 38, while Ravenna was close behind with 42 points and Oakridge finished with 46 points.

Oakridge sophomore Peyton Ruel took individual honors with a time of 18:06.76. Junior Matthew Anton of Ravenna finished second with a time of 18:43.04 and senior Quinton Dixon of Grand Rapids Union came in 3rd place with a final time of 20:02.29.

Other finalists in the top ten were: Dylan VanKoevering (Ravenna), Garrison Klinge (Oakridge), Dominik Lamberts (GR Union), Max Eitzen (GR Union), Aron Sjoelund (Ravenna), David Utzinger (Oakridge) and Samson Kik ( GR Union).

Orchard View’s top finisher was Landon Andrews (26e).