The Hudsonville boys cross country team placed 2nd at the Bath Invitational September 9. The boys tight pack gave #3 in the state Saline a run for their money. All 7 runners ran under 17:00 and all earned medals. Nate Vruggink lead the way placing 9th and running a lifetime PR of 16:22, followed by Casey Olson (16th), Asher Berends (17th), Dylan Lame (22nd), Ezra Roerig (24th), Ryan Nibbelink (25th) and Christian VandeGutche (28th). Saline finished with 69 points and Hudsonville with 88 points. Third place was a distant 109 points by East Grand Rapids.
The Hudsonville girls cross country team placed 7th in a field of 11 teams. The team was lead by senior Melanie Helder who place 14th with a time of 19:25. Madison Cook, Sophia Lirio, Elaina Nibbelink, Allison Frank, Emilee Holzwarth and Jenna Kral rounded out the varsity squad. The team is showing some improvement and have a pack that is determined to make strides heading into conference competition September 19th at West Ottawa.