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Times Herald Athlete of the Week: Northern's Stoner enjoys memorable season
Joseph Hayes, Port Huron Times HeraldPublished 5:59 p.m. ET Oct. 27, 2018 | Updated 6:05 p.m. ET Oct. 27, 2018
Carter Stoner flashed a bright smile as he glanced over at his teammates.
They were literally dancing in the rain after completing another memorable cross country season. The cross country season came to a close for many athletes across the area Saturday at cross country regionals.
Stoner was one of the runners who didn't qualify for the Division 1 state finals. But he ends the year recording some of the best times of his running career and will be a runner to watch as a senior. He also ends the season with a few accolades, including Macomb Area Conference White Division MVP and The Times Herald Athlete of the Week.
"This team has helped me," Stoner said. "I owe everything to them and my coaches. They shaped me into everything that I am today. We won the MAC White and spent a lot of time together since we started training in the summer."
Stoner recorded a personal best time of 16 minutes, 34.3 seconds at the Algonac Muskrat Classic, before dominating the MAC White conference season and eventually placing 33rd overall at Saturday's regional finals in Algonac.
"I set the goal coming into the season of winning (MAC White MVP) and what I wanted to achieve. That was one of the goals I achieved this year. Now I'm just trying to get better for next cross country season."
But before he turns his attention to his senior season, he has some unfinished business for his junior year. He will suit up for the Huskies boys basketball team in the upcoming weeks.
"It's great playing basketball after the cross country season because I hardly get winded," Stoner said. "I really do think this cross country season will help us next year. The freshmen we had running will get their experience. We have four juniors coming back and two sophomores. The sky is the limit for this team."
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