With a strong start to the season, the Ram harriers were able to take advantage of their experience to overpower Hudsonville at home. This was the first meet of the year and the first dual meet since 2008 for the Rams. Senior Jude Parks paced the team to victory over the 5k course in 16:47. He was followed by junior Kyle Sweeney (16:54), sophomore Colin Graham (17:18), juniors Carson Lafferty (17:19) Alex Fahey (17:31), and newcomer TJ Mellema (17:33), and senior Bryce Ronk (18:08). These seven rounded out the team scoring for the Rams. Ronk and sophomore Jared Leitch were the only two runners from last year’s team to post lifetime PR’s (personal records) for the day. This was a big achievement to achieve on our slow course the muggy conditions.
The Rams have a big squad this year. 46 other Rams completed the course in proud fashion.