Cross Country

Wally Schafer

2018
Ludington High School - Inductee

Cross Country, Track & Field

Wally Schafer is a 1957 graduate of Ludington High School where he set the state record in the mile run in 1956 with a time of 4:37.04. He was the state runner-up the following spring despite losing a shoe on the first lap. He earned four varsity letters and was the Orioles' track captain his senior year while also being named the All-Around Senior. He went to the University of Michigan on a track ...Read More...

Jacob Shoop

2017
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Cross Country, Track & Field, Wrestling

Qualified all four years at the state meet in cross country. All conference champ Jr and Sr year in wrestling. Won 3rd place at state Jr year and state champ Sr year in wrestling. 3.57 gpa, National Honor Society, Gold recipient H.G. Bacon award, MHSAA Scholar athlete award recipient. Active in 4-H and St. Mary's church. Jacob will be attending Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa to continue w ...Read More...

Jordan Goodman

2017
Mason County Eastern - HS Honoree

Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field

Two time state champ in 100 meter dash. State record holder in 100 meter dash. County record in 400 meter dash. Qualified in 4 events at state track meet 2017. 3x class D all state in cross country. Participates in student council, SADD, Homecoming queen. Jordan will be attending Aquinas College to continue running. ...Read More...

Lauren Biggs

2017
Ludington High School - HS Honoree

Cross Country, Track & Field

State runner up in 800 Jr year, state champ in 800 Sr year. Conference champ in track 6 times and conference champ cross country 3 times. 4.213 gpa Alpha grad,National Honor Society, student council, and plays in the band. Lauren will be attending U.S. Military Academy at West Point to continue running. ...Read More...

Leanna (Wolf) Geers

2017
Mason County Central - Inductee

Cross Country, Track & Field

Leanna (Wolf) Geers shined brightly on the track and the cross country courses for Mason County Central and Ferris State University. Geers graduated from MCC in 2002 and owned four school records (400-meter, 800, 3,200 relay and 1,600 relay) with multiple West Michigan Conference championships in the 400 and 800 runs with the 1,600 and 3,200 relays. She was awarded the female Senior Sportsmansh ...Read More...

Mike Benedict

2016
Ludington High School - Inductee

Bowling, Cross Country, Fast-Pitch Softball, Track & Field

Mike Benedict ran to the 1981 Class B state cross country championship in his senior year at Ludington High School. It was set up by a 19th place finish the year before. In both seasons, Benedict was all-region and all-Seaway Conference. In track, Benedict was a three-time all-Seaway Conference athlete and was the conference champion in the two-mile his senior year. Benedict eventually ran for Sag ...Read More...

Ross Donley

2016
Ludington High School - Inductee

Coach, Cross Country, Track & Field

Ross Donley coached the Ludington High School track teams for 37 years and cross country for 26 years. His track teams won 16 league titles, four regional titles and three times were in the top 10 at the state meet. Donley's cross country teams won six league titles and four regional titles. He is a four-time regional cross country coach of the year and the 1983 track coach of the year. Donley is ...Read More...

Carl Mayhand

2015
Mason County Eastern - Inductee

Cross Country, Track & Field

Carl Mayhand was a record-setting runner at Mason County Eastern, leaving the school with seven records in tow. He went on to be an All-American during his junior college days and had to turn down a full scholarship to Auburn University because of family commitments. But in high school, he was tough to beat in cross country and track. He owned state titles in the 1980 state cross country meet and ...Read More...

Chase Barnett

2014
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field

Chase Barnett leaves Mason County Central with many school records and state titles in tow after a standout four-year career. He was a four-year star in cross country and track and field while playing two years of boys basketball at Central, one year on the varsity. He was a four-time All-State honoree in cross country, finishing as the state runner-up twice and placing third once. He set the ...Read More...

Paul Spencer Peterson

2013
Ludington High School - Inductee

Cross Country, Track & Field

Paul Spencer Peterson used a great distance-running career at Ludington and propelled himself into a wonderful runner for Saginaw Valley State University. Peterson was the runner-up at the 1978 Class B state meet. But once he became a Cardinal, he earned NAIA All-American honors in several events. He is three-time All-American in the 10,000-meter run and a two-time All-American in the 5,000-meter ...Read More...