By David Troppens
The Lake Fenton varsity boys cross country team had an outstanding 2020 fall season.
In a lot of ways it could be argued as the best in school history.
The Blue Devils were the dominant team in the Flint Metro League, capturing the Metro’s Star Division crown. It could be argued the Blue Devils were the all around league champs as their team score at the final Metro meet would’ve beaten all of the teams in the Stripes Division.
It didn’t look like it was going to be a Metro championship season at
the first Stars Division meet as Lake Fenton took third. However, Lake Fenton won the second and third league competitions and won the Stars Division title outright.
Joey Gilbert led the team by taking first at the meet with a time of 15:59.3.
“After seeing our growth and success as a team these past races, I can say I am extremely proud of the team, and I don’t think any of us thought we would accomplish what we have thus far,” Gilbert said. “I cannot wait to see how we do this postseason.”
Lake Fenton also captured the Greater Flint Cross Country Championship title and eventually qualified for the D2 state meet. While there, the Blue Devils placed 10th at the meet with Kevin Lewis, Gilbert, Colton Dietrich, Nolan Pinion and Matt Fletcher being the team’s scoring runners at the meet.
Gilbert had an outstanding season, taking first in seven of his nine races.