Carter, who was clocked at 16:43.9, was joined in the race by junior teammate Jonathan Zuiderveen, who finished 160th with a time of 17:34.1. Both qualified for the state meet by finishing among the top 15 the week previous in the regionals.
Fremont won the boys’ competition with 69 points and Otsego was runner-up with 162. Otsego was the girls’ state champion with 97 points.
Hamilton’s Erika Freyhoff, who raced against Wayland and Hopkins often during the season in invitationals, was the girls’ individual state champion with a time of 18:00.7. Her brother Mark was 10th in the boys’ race.
Senior Morgan Beadlescomb was the boys’ state champion with a time of 15:26.5.
PHOTOS: Perry Carter (491) in the stretch run of his last high school cross-country race, at Michigan International Speedway.
Jonathan Zuiderveen (492) tries to pass another runner after making the turn on the track at MIS.
(Photos courtesy Hope Thurston Carter)