TRI-CITY AREA — The St. Clair County Community College men’s cross country team, which counts Capac’s Ben Rodriguez and Imlay City’s Mason Wildie among their ranks, registered a 10th-place finish last Saturday at the NJCAA Division 2 Men’s Cross Country Championships.
Apalachee Regional Park, in Tallahassee, Florida is where the meet was contested.
Rodriguez, a sophomore, took 106th on the strength of a 29:29.7 clocking.
Wildie, a freshman, posted a time of 31:06.2. That paved the way to a 155th-place showing.
Mesa sophomore Yotuel Garcia led the field of 219 finishers for the 8,000-meter event, thanks to a 25:25.4 clocking.
Paradise Valley won the team title with 68 points. They were followed by Heartland Community College (88 points), Lansing (94), Mesa (116), Northwest Arkansas (148), Cowley College (193), Daytona State College (236), Lake Sumter State College (237), Wallace State (270), St. Clair County Community College (324), Pasco-Hernandez Community College (326), Grand Rapids Community College (327), Community College of Baltimore-Essex (402), Florida State at Jacksonville (415), Carl Sandburg (442), Southwestern Michigan (468), North Iowa Area (485), Kakaskia (499), Marian Military Institute (519), Allen County (524), State Fair (549), Southeastern Community College (584), Coconino Community College (648), Des Moines Area Community College (678), Calhoun Community College (678), Carl Albert State (754), Arkansas Rich Mountain (783) and Walters State Community College (795).
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.