After the Christian School Invitational on Saturday, the Sailor teams traveled to the Yankee Springs Recreation Area to participate in the Coach “B” Invitational, hosted by Thornapple Kellogg on Monday, September 9, 2019.
The Sailor men ran strong races and were able to secure a 2nd place finish behind a tough Caledonia team. The Sailors scored 73 points, just edging out Hastings by 9 points. Leading the way for SCHS were Micah VanderKooi (17:33.04), Lucas VanDam (18:35.87), Hendrik Nykamp (18:41.73), and Ethan Luurtsma who ran a personal best time of 18:52.54.
The Lady Sailors ran respectable races as well, finishing in 4th place with a score of 86 points behind the powerhouse of Caledonia (23 points), Thornapple-Kellogg (69 points), and Hamilton (74 points). Anna Winkle finished in 13th place and took the top spot for the Sailors with a time of 21:53.81. Emily Langerak (21:55.38) finished in the 15th spot followed closely by Lydia Tolsma (22:03.58) and Sarah Lanning (22:13.58).
The Sailors head to Kent City on Saturday, September 14, 2019 where they will compete at the Sparta Invitational.