A young squad of Crossroads Cougars got their season off to a strong start at the Pete Moss Invitational at Benzie Central. Led by returning state-qualifier Jaylen Schroeder, the Cougars took 13th place with 331 points, improving on both their place and their score from the meet last year.
Schroeder, the sophomore returning after a ligament injury ended her track campaign, was the first Crossroads runner across the line in 22:24, good enough for 33rd place. Junior Logan Atchison ran a strong race as the Cougars’ #2, finishing 83rd in 25:33.
A pair of freshmen, Allie Angell and Leah Davis, ran most of the race together before Angell broke away at the finish to take 94th in 26:39, with Davis close behind in 96th (26:47).
Bryana Cowles rounded out the scoring for the Cougars by taking 102nd in 27:18, while freshmen Jenelle Costello was close behind in 27:31.
The Cougars return to action on September 6th when they travel to Walkerville to begin West Michigan D League action.