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Benzie Central’s Hunter Jones Captures Third Straight Cross Country State Title

BROOKLYN – Benzie Central junior Hunter Jones continued his championship streak as he captured his third straight individual state title at the MHSAA Division 3 cross country state finals at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

His final time of 15:08.39 is the third-fastest in Division 3 history.

Jones is also just one win away from becoming the first boy to win four outright MHSAA individual championships.

Back in March, as a sophomore, Jones won the adidas Indoor Nationals 5,000-meter championship at Virginia Beach.

That win broke the sophomore record for the fastest time in the nation at high school indoor track meet with his time of 14:49.76.

That time was the fastest in the nation of any high school runner to date in 2021.