Dryden’s Aiden Fitchett (center) took 23rd place last Saturday at the Division 4 state cross country finals in Brooklyn.

TRI-CITY AREA — Dryden junior Aiden Fitchett logged a 17:13.52 time and Capac senior John Schoen registered a 17:28.03 clocking, good for respective showings of 23rd and 34th last Saturday at the Division 4 cross country state finals.

Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, is where the race was contested.

Fitchett registered respective mile splits of 5:28, 11:00.9 and 16:37.5 en route to his finish.

For his performance, Fitchett earned All-State accolades (given to the top-30 finishers).

Schoen posted mile splits of 5:34.5, 11:15.9 and 16:50.5 on the way to his showing.

Wyoming Potter’s House senior Lezawe Osterink paced the 251-runner field with a 15:36.84 clocking.

Wyoming Potter’s House (35 points) took team honors that day. They were followed by Johannesburg-Lewiston (101), Petoskey St. Michael (153), Hillsdale Academy (207), Three Oaks River Valley (214), Whitmore Lake (236), Mason County Eastern (267), Adrian Lenawee Christian (269), Harbor Springs (290), Frankfort (313), Concord (368), Novi Christian Academy (383), Brown City (408), Holland Calvary Christian (412), Pentwater (414), Petersburg Summerfield (414), Kalamazoo Hackett (422), Mayville (445), Royal Oak Shrine (454), Cardinal Mooney (461), Lutheran Westland (467), Ubly (493), Battle Creek St. Philip (537), Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary (582), Webberville (613), Breckenridge (621) and Beal City (665).

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.