The Bluejay Boys varsity Cross Country squad pulled off a strong 5th Place finish at Spencer on September 15 and Junior Stephen Koch was at the forefront; leading the pack with an impressive 18:54 finish, at 21st overall.
A 4-year competitor on the cross country team, Stephen also competes on the Bluejay Boys varsity track team in the spring and a competitive cross-country ski team in the winter.
Aside from sports, Koch is active in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Youth Group, Troop 599 Boy Scouts as well as the MHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
In his free-time Stephen enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, cross country skiing and camping.
Son of Eric and Sherry Koch of Merrill, Stephen currently maintains a flawless 4.0 GPA.
Following graduation next Spring, Stephen hopes to attend a 4-year university with a math-related major.