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Penn Boys Cross Country Dominate NIC Stomp

The Penn Boys Cross Country dominated this year’s NIC Stomp meet. The Kingsmen won both the Freshman/Sophomore and Junior/Senior Races.


The 9/10 Boys came in first with 34 points, seven points below second place Elkhart (41).


The 11/12 Boys came in first with 62 points, thirteen points below DeKalb (75).


Six out of the top seven runners were sophomores for Penn in the 9/10 race. Matt Givens (17:29) and Jack Ryan (17:46) led the sophomore runners as they both ran their personal best times of the season. 


Returning varsity runners Tyler Rerrick (18:26) and Aiden Probst (18:32) both placed in the top ten.


Kush Grewel, a star freshman runner, came 9th overall and finished with a time of 18:33, just a second slower than Probst. 


Shahmeer Turk (18:39) and Jack Scalise (19:04) finished their first-ever cross-country race for Penn in the 6th and 7th spot in the 9/10 race. 


Overall places for Penn:

Matt Givens – 4th

Jack Ryan – 6th

Tyler Rerrick – 7th

Aiden Probst – 8th

Kush Grewel – 9th

Shahmeer Turk – 10th

Jack Scalise – 17th


Leading the pack for Penn in the 11/12, 4x800m school record holder, Hudson Kaser, came in fourth overall with a time of 17:16.


Veterans Nick Probst (17:21) and Jason Juarez (17:58) placed second and fourth on Penn’s roster for the 11/12 race.


The rest of the 11/12 race was dominated by Juniors for Penn, Brandon Mueller (17:52), Noah Schafer (18:00), Will Mickelson (18:08), and Mikel Cox (18:10) all placed within the top twenty-five.


Overall places for Penn:

Hudson Kaser – 4th

Nick Probst – 6th

Brandon Mueller – 16th

Jason Juarez – 17th

Noah Schafer – 19th

Will Mickelson – 21st

Mikel Cox – 25th

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