The Fenton varsity cross country program began its season with a dual meet against the Grand Blanc Bobcats last week.
The varsity boys team defeated Grand Blanc by an 18-37 score while the varsity girls team lost by a 19-39 score.
The varsity boys cross country team earned five of the six top positions at the dual meet. Thirty-one Fenton boys finished the 3.1-mile race.
Senior Samuel Cox won the race with a time of 17:30.0, beating second-place junior teammate Michael Crane (17:46.7) by nearly 17 seconds. Grand Blanc’s Drew Balow (17:52.3) finished third but the next three runners were Tigers. They were junior Josh Maier (18:21.9) in fourth, Nathan Katic in fifth (18:33.3) and Aidan Brzezinski in seventh (19:04.7). Noah Sage placed 12th (19:46.7) while Luke Defina placed 13th (19:58.7).
The Fenton girls had 15 runners finish the race.
The top Fenton runner was Taylor Huntoon who placed fourth (20:37.61), followed by Nina Frost in sixth (21:54.47), Emily Grob in seventh (21:57.68), Sophia Resa in 10th (22:15.73) and Allie Michewicz in 12th (23:19.84). The next two runners who finished the team’s top seven were Lauren Gadola in 13th (23:25.16) and Emma Dubie in 14th (23:51.69).