The return of Blake Roodvoets to the lineup proved pivotal in the Greyhounds fending off a hard charge from the Fowlerville Gladiators to finish in 2nd place at the CAAC White Jamboree #2. As the 5th runner for the Greyhounds, Roodvoets’ finish helped earn the tie with the Gladiators. Enrique Lopez’ finish as the 6th runner proved to be the tie-breaker to solidify the finish.
Taylor Rouse ran his best race of the season, finishing 5th in a season best time of 16:56. Ben Gleeson finished 14th. Making a huge improvement in position, Luke Lathrop finished 15th for the Greyhounds.
Rounding out the top 7 were Mathieu Norcross (24th), Blake Roodvoets (27th), Enrique Lopez (32nd), and Griffin Gleeson (34th), who ran a personal record time of 19:39.2.
Also recording personal or season record times were the following: Matthew O’Daniel (PR) 20:08.8, Chris Letarte (SR) 22:21.9, and Ethan Barrett (24:01).
The Greyhounds will be in action again on Saturday at the Portage Invitational. Start time is 1 pm.