Norse’s Rose takes 2nd at XC meet
GRAYLING — Bay College cross country began its season Friday at Kirtland Community College. Zach Rose (Escanaba) set the pace for the Norse with a second place finish. The women’s team finished fourth, while the Men’s team ended at fifth.
Rose competed in his first ever cross country event and finished the 6K course with a time of 22:35.4. He was 15.9 seconds behind the race winner Brian Freeze of Kellogg Community College. John Stevenson III (Escanaba) made his college debut with a final time of 39:27.4.
Bay totaled 125 points, finishing in front of Wayne State (137 points). Jackson Community College took first overall in team scoring (31 points). Alpena Community College (61 points), Kellogg Community College (65 points), and Kirtland Community College (108 points) rounded out the field on the men’s side.
The Norse women featured three first-time collegiate harriers. Bree Arsenault (Hermansville) set the pace for Bay with a time of 28:59.9. Sandra Boulton (Carney) finished in 32:27.3. Olivia Anderson was close behind with a time of 34:11.0, while Kaitlyn Millin rounded out the team scoring, crossing the finish line in 34:21.8.
The Norse team score of 79 points put them ahead of Kirtland Community College (92 points).
Jackson Community College finished first (27 points). Kellogg Community College ended the race in second place (40 points), while North Central Michigan College finished third (74 points).
Bay College visits Kirtland Community College on Oct. 2.