The Riverview Gabriel Richard boys placed third at the season’s first Catholic League Jamboree, which was held on Tuesday at Young Patriots Park in Riverview.
The Pioneers’ Andrew Holten finished first in a field of 80 runners with a time of 17 minutes and 38.4 seconds.
As a team, Richard finished with 70 points, behind only champion Ann Arbor Greenhills (52) and second-place Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (69).
Allen Park Cabrini (109) was fifth, behind Madison Heights Bishop Foley (77) in fourth place and ahead of sixth-place Marine City Cardinal Mooney (153).
Royal Oak Shrine (194) was seventh, followed by Detroit Cristo Rey (227) and West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy (247).
Cabrini was led by Michael Graf (18:40.4) in fifth place.
Also in the top five was Jack Decker (17:43.1) of Foley in second, along with Greenhills’ Raman Sahota (17:49.8) in third and Mooney’s Ben Perry (17:53.7) in fourth.
Richard had four more runners place within the top 25, thanks to Liam Jakovac (19:10.3, 11th), Weston Pfeiffer (20:03.7, 20th), Jacob Gosen (20:04.1, 21st) and Sean Clancy (20:27, 25th).
Also in the top half of the field for Richard were Adam Holten (20:39.2, 27th), Caden Jarratt (20:45.4, 29th), Joshua Tynan (21:23.5, 33rd) and Jordan McKinney (21:23.5, 36th).
Rounding out the Monarchs’ top five was the duo of Adam Berthume (23:09.1, 49th) and Gregory Pomponio (23:18.8, 50th).
The Girls Results
Riverview Gabriel Richard (89) was fourth, only one point behind third-place Ann Arbor Green Hills (88).
Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (95) finished fifth, followed by Clarkston Everest Collegiate (141) and West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy (156).
The Monarchs were led by Sydney DeBlander, who finished sixth with a time of 22 minutes and 42.9 seconds. Leading Richard was Mary Sirois (23:23.9) in ninth place.
There were a total of 91 runners on the girls’ side on Tuesday, with Olivia Hankey (20:49.3) of Lakes in first, Sacred Heart’s Avery McNally (21:10.9) in second and Liggett’s Annelies Ondersma (21:20.1) in third. Royal Oak Shrine had only three runners, but two finished 4-5 thanks to Ellie Kendell (21:32.6) and Carolyn Luddy (21:41.4).
The Pioneers had two more runners place within the top 25, thanks to Elizabeth Hanoian (24:29.4, 17th) and Lily Green (24:52.4, 21th).
Richard had four more runners in the top half with Emily deHaan (25:52.5, 29th), Olivia Magiera (26:32.8, 39th), Destiny Jones (27:08.6, 41st) and Alyssa Wladysiak (27:09.4, 42nd).
Next up for Richard is the Duane Raffin Festival of Races in Davisburg on Saturday.