2022 Mid-Season Regional Projections – Allendale

Well, this is a monster of a regional. One site, four divisions, eight races.



Race to Watch

Muskegon Catholic Central vs. Holland Calvary Christian for that third spot in the Boys race. CRUSADER VS. CRUSADER. I must admit, I’m a bit confused by Calvary Christian. The Crusaders ran a team full of 8th graders at the Portage Early Bird, the full 5k, and dang, those were some good 8th graders. Four broke 20:00, Riley Weed nearly got into the 17’s. But no HS races since. I know 8th graders can compete at the high school level depending on a school’s enrollment, and these ones are definitely capable of doing some damage. If they are to race in late October, they’ll likely be in direct competition with a Muskegon Catholic Central team that thrives on its pack running. At both the Alliance Conference meets, the trio of Jacob/Owen Lyonnais and Jack Walkenhorst were separated by less than 15 seconds. A little XC Math for ya: three teammates passing by a rival is a six point swing.

PlaceTeamScore1st Boy2nd Boy3rd Boy4th Boy5th Boy6th Boy7th Boy
1The Potter’s House15
2Three Oaks River Valley66
3Muskegon Catholic Central9413161723253441
4Holland Calvary Christian956192022283337

PlaceTeamScore1st Girl2nd Girl3rd Girl4th Girl5th Girl6th Girl7th Girl
1St. Joseph Our Lady of the Lake Catholic581111316172230
2Libertas Christian61459152836
3The Potter’s House65231819232526
4Holland Calvary Christian7161014202127

112Lezawe OsterinkThe Potter’s House215.3
212Logan SwineyThe Potter’s House197.4
311Jackson RodriguezThe Potter’s House192.6
411Ian PalaciosThe Potter’s House188.4
511Noah FintonThe Potter’s House172.0
610Tyler LaansmaTri-Unity Christian164.3
78Riley WeedHolland Calvary Christian161.4
89Landon RogersThree Oaks River Valley159.4
910Adam SlavensThree Oaks River Valley157.6
1011Ezra HagedornThe Potter’s House157.0
119Edward MugishaThe Potter’s House154.7
1211Owen McLoughlinSt. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic149.1
139Charlie GibsonThree Oaks River Valley149.0
1411Owen LyonnaisMuskegon Catholic Central144.4
1512Gavin HancoxGobles143.5
1611Austin YorkThree Oaks River Valley142.5
1711Jacob LyonnaisMuskegon Catholic Central142.2
1810Jules RousselMuskegon Catholic Central136.1
1910Ryan BlankenshipEau Claire136.0
208Noah SchipperHolland Calvary Christian133.5

111Allison GlendeningSt. Joseph Our Lady of the Lake Catholic112.7
210Hannah GeaneyThe Potter’s House107.4
311Ivy AndreasThe Potter’s House100.7
412Aliz PusztaiLibertas Christian86.1
59Sadie SchoutLibertas Christian84.8
69Acacia WilliamsHolland Calvary Christian76.3
710Brielle VoorheesTri-Unity Christian75.7
89Madison CooleyGobles69.0
912Cally CamaraMuskegon Catholic Central68.2
1011Abby KunkleLibertas Christian66.3
1110Ava WilsonFruitport Calvary Christian65.4
129Ana VanZantenHolland Calvary Christian55.7
1310Mary RileySt. Joseph Our Lady of the Lake Catholic54.9
1412Kassidy KleinhekselMuskegon Catholic Central52.1
1510Hannah HysellSt. Joseph Our Lady of the Lake Catholic50.5
1612Vanessa PeltoniemiHolton50.4
1712Riley SinklerLawrence48.5
189Alison RotmanHolland Calvary Christian46.8
1912Emily FolkertLibertas Christian46.4
2012Madeline MadsenLawrence46.4



Race to Watch

Sam Martini vs. Nathan Jenkins for the boys win. Before I say anything, I think both are great kids, great runners, and I’m not looking to pit two people against one another. Although merely 25 miles apart, in the same metro area, Kent City and Calvin Christian have not faced off against one another this year. In the races I’ve covered, both have been consistent, turning in the equivalent of mid-16 efforts or faster. Sam has the best race of the two, a 16:20 a few weeks back at Central Montcalm. Nathan is coming off a season’s best, a 16:16 at Autumn Sunrise.

111Samuel MartiniKent City197.7
212Nathan JenkinsGrandville Calvin Christian193.7
39Gage HoffmanStanton Central Montcalm186.6
411Nathan DaySaranac178.4
512Andrew HardyStanton Central Montcalm178.1
612Elijah PowellSaranac176.8
711Graham CostonStanton Central Montcalm175.7
811Matthew AntonRavenna174.6
910Levi KampsGrand Rapids Covenant Christian174.3
1012Owen FairchildMontague171.8
1112Ben SluiterSaranac167.0
1210Isaac EdgingtonHolland Black River165.4
1312Evan JohnsonSaranac164.1
1410Matthias MorseMuskegon Western Michigan Christian163.5
1512Jude Meldrum-RoyNorth Muskegon163.0
169Luke TibbeGrand Rapids NorthPointe Christian162.7
1712Jonathan ClausingMuskegon Western Michigan Christian162.1
1811Jaren VogelKent City161.9
1911Hunter HelminskiSaranac161.8
2012Roger HernandezHolland Black River161.5

110Lila VolkersKent City146.8
212Madeleine HillSaranac140.5
310Kyah HoffmanStanton Central Montcalm137.9
410Grace VanderKooiMuskegon Western Michigan Christian135.3
511Amber KooleGrand Rapids Covenant Christian128.7
69Grace CostonStanton Central Montcalm126.2
710Ashley ChoponisStanton Central Montcalm116.5
812Jonathah BouwmanGrandville Calvin Christian111.2
910Lola BryceGrandville Calvin Christian104.3
1011Lily LeSargeGrand Rapids West Catholic102.0
1112Carolyn BennettNorth Muskegon96.3
1211Cammie EricksonMontague91.6
1311Grace FolkemaMuskegon Western Michigan Christian90.3
1411Isabella MaxKent City87.8
1511Gracie HoutmanKent City85.5
1612Lainey RothGrand Rapids West Catholic84.8
179Alia ZuidemaMuskegon Western Michigan Christian82.6
1812Brianna ZuidemaMuskegon Western Michigan Christian81.4
1912Anna TubbergenGrand Rapids NorthPointe Christian78.5
2012Lily LaBurnHolland Black River77.9



Race to Watch

Natalie VanOtteren vs. Allison Kuzma for the girls win. Once again, sorta amazing that two prominent runners in such close proximity haven’t faced off against one another on the grass this fall. Last fall, both were All-State – Natalie placing 4th, Allison 11th. Natalie picked up the season at the level she reached late last fall, with multiple 18:1x efforts. Allison made that jump from 2021 cross to 2022 track, where she closed the spring season with a 17:18 at New Balance Nationals.

PlaceTeamScore1st Boy2nd Boy3rd Boy4th Boy5th Boy6th Boy7th Boy
1Grand Rapids Christian45
2Holland Christian95
5Spring Lake13115212833344951

110Simon TriezenbergGrand Rapids Christian197.7
212Max VanHuisHamilton188.7
310Will EngbersHolland Christian187.8
411Noah LambersHolland187.0
512Reuben WieringGrand Rapids Christian184.7
612Gavin WiersmaZeeland East184.2
711Joe WaalkesGrand Rapids Christian183.6
812Adrian CastilloHolland183.3
911Ian RichthammerGrand Rapids Catholic Central180.8
1010Jeb HillaryGrand Rapids Catholic Central180.0
1110Parker TiethofAllendale179.1
1210Aidan BrinksHolland Christian179.0
1310Keegan HoekstraGrand Rapids Christian179.0
1410Kilian WhalenAllendale177.3
1512Ethan GrevengoedSpring Lake176.5
169Aden AshworthAllendale175.4
1710Vincent PollockFruitport174.8
1810Abatu DykstraHamilton173.7
1911Dylan ClarkGrand Rapids Christian173.2
209Ronnie SilveiraAllendale173.0

111Allison KuzmaZeeland East152.4
211Natalie VanOtterenGrand Rapids Christian151.7
312Lily ParkerSpring Lake137.0
49Lilah PoelGrand Rapids Christian136.5
59Marie GatesHudsonville Unity Christian133.3
611Naomi NelsonGrand Rapids Christian131.0
710Lexie RuffingSpring Lake130.9
811Payton HoltzGrand Rapids Christian128.2
99Meredith CookZeeland East124.5
1011Emily TomesGrand Rapids Catholic Central118.6
1112Alisa MasonHolland116.7
1211Bea ReeserSpring Lake115.1
1311Addie GrillZeeland East114.8
1412Ava BuhlmanAllendale112.1
159Alexis KotkowiczSpring Lake110.4
1610Emma DrnekZeeland East110.4
1710Valerie PollockFruitport108.8
1812Abby O’BrienComstock Park108.5
1912Hayley HeinrichZeeland East103.1
2012Anna TriezenbergGrand Rapids Christian101.6



Race to Watch

Rockford vs. Grand Haven vs. Zeeland West for that final girls qualifying slot. We have some head to head matchups! Do they tell us anything? Um, yeah about that. At Ottawa Hills, Rockford and Zeeland West came to a tie through 5 runners, Stephanie Dodd beating Rockford’s 6th by 4 places. At OK Red 1, Rockford beat Grand Haven by 1 point (and lost to Jenison by 3, maybe this is a four team battle for 2 spots?). As the regional field is a bit deeper and slightly weaker than the OK Red, many girls will pass the line in that range of these three crews 4th-7th girls. Over the next month, who will emerge and help their team advance to compete for one more week?

PlaceTeamScore1st Boy2nd Boy3rd Boy4th Boy5th Boy6th Boy7th Boy
1Grand Haven40
2Zeeland West80

PlaceTeamScore1st Girl2nd Girl3rd Girl4th Girl5th Girl6th Girl7th Girl
1Holland West Ottawa36
3Grand Haven1125172034364347
5Zeeland West1206132535414855

111Seth NorderGrand Haven213.0
212Nolan ClarkGrand Haven208.3
312Caleb BranchMuskegon Mona Shores202.3
412Colin GrahamRockford195.5
512Jaben BakkerHudsonville193.6
612Espen WoodCedar Springs190.4
711Jaxon AllenMuskegon Reeths-Puffer190.1
810Ben HeldGrand Haven188.6
912Chase HolwerdaZeeland West188.4
1012Nathan GoldingZeeland West185.5
1110Seth ConnerJenison184.4
1212Logan ViningGrand Haven183.4
1311Nate FaheyRockford183.0
1412Caleb SmithZeeland West183.0
1510Mason LucasJenison182.5
1612Brendan WanglerJenison181.6
1710Carson BerkoGrand Haven178.7
1812Charles LewisRockford178.0
1912Austin O’BrienGrand Rapids Kenowa hills177.0
2012Connor WooleyHolland West Ottawa176.2

110Helen SachsHolland West Ottawa178.8
212Arianne OlsonHolland West Ottawa173.1
312Allison ArnsmanGrandville160.1
412Maya GuikemaJenison148.5
510Valerie BeeckGrand Haven143.5
610Jordyn KlaasenZeeland West139.4
712Megan PostmaHolland West Ottawa135.4
89Trinity VanderWoudeRockford129.4
910Natalie LewisRockford127.3
1010Jane OlneyHolland West Ottawa127.2
1112Maggie OttoJenison125.0
1211Madelyn Vande BunteJenison123.3
1312Bella HofferZeeland West122.6
149Ellery HornessMuskegon Mona Shores121.7
1512Larissa McGrathCedar Springs121.3
169Ava PorrasHolland West Ottawa120.0
179Cianah Budnik-RamosGrand Haven117.2
1812Robyn HuntMuskegon Mona Shores114.3
1912Elise ConkelHudsonville114.2
2010Addison SmithGrand Haven113.5

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