The Fruitport boys and girls cross country teams both gave it a great shot on Saturday and finished in second place at the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association City Meet.
The Trojan boys had the closest call, finishing with 70 points, just four behind champion Reeths-Puffer.
All five of Fruitport’s scoring runners finished within the top 17 of the 106-runner field.
Junior Vincent Pollock led the way for the Trojans, finishing ninth overall and winning a medal with a time of 17:09.
Ethan Horan finished 13th with a mark of 17:38, Levi Glynn was 15th with a time of 17:47, Levi Bol took 16th with a time of 17:57 and Ryder Merkins came in 17th with a mark of 18:02.
In the girls race, Fruitport finished second with 54 points, behind Western Michigan Christian, which won the title with 37.
All five Trojan scorers finished in the top 21 out of 91 runners.
Tatum Dykstra had the best finish of any Fruitport runner, taking second individually with a time of 19:24.
Lauren Lee and Valerie Pollock also won medals for finishing the top 10. Lee was sixth with a time of 20:36 and Pollock was eighth with a mark of 20:39.
Fruitport’s Tresa Dykstra finished 19th with a time of 21:48 and Treasure Fleese was 21st with a time of 21:54.
“Both boys and girls raced well,” said Fruitport Coach Randy Johnson. “Both teams ran to win but came up a bit short. Hats off to the Western Michigan Christian girls and Reeths-Puffer boys on their victories. The Fruitport Trojans really made them work for it.”