Freshman star Carston Cole led the way for the Panthers at the Sparta invitational on a very muggy Saturday morning with a 13th place finish in 17:52. His place earned him the only medal of the day for the team and his time ranks him at number 13 on the all-time best freshmen list at West Ottawa. Captain Colin Brown finished in 24th in 18:19, while Joe Elkins (31st in 18:42), Captain Sam Morin (46th, 19:19) and Captain Drew Smyk (54th, 19:42) rounded out the top five. The West Ottawa JV men grabbed 3rd place overall led by Matthew Weimer who ran a 19:18. At the end of the day of racing, West Ottawa men had 8 PRs (personal records) and 14 improved times since their last race. Their next competition will be Tuesday, September 18th, at 4:30 pm in the first OK Red Conference Jamboree hosted by Caledonia HS.
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