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Cardinal cross country standout staying home in Big Rapids

On Monday, Big Rapids senior Ben Knuth signed his letter of intent to confirm his collegiate running
plans at Ferris State University next fall.


As a multi-year all-conference honoree, Knuth enjoyed a breakout senior season that included a 16:37 5K personal best and seven top-10 finishes.


“My junior season, I had dealt with injuries so my senior year was my last year to get my best time out there,” Knuth said. “I had some big goals going into the season and I was really happy with my last race.”


The multi-sport athlete also played basketball and baseball for the Cardinals, including winning a
conference regular season and tournament championship on the hardwood this past winter. When
asked about making his decision, Knuth said he’s very happy to stay close to home.


“(Ferris) was on the top of my list for sure. I was so happy to get an offer from them and have my family in this area. I’m ready to go and represent my hometown.”


Knuth will finish his final baseball season with the Cardinals before enrolling to compete and study land surveying at Ferris State in the fall.


“The last two summers, I worked for my dad’s buddy and I really liked it,” Knuth said about his academic selection. “I like working outside so that’ll be my major.”


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  1. Reed City 18-3 (10-0)
  2. White Cloud 16-5 (8-2)
  3. Big Rapids   15-6 (8-2)
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  11. Lakeview 5-16 (0-10)

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  2. Grant 13-4 (8-1)
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