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A-PLUS Idea: St. Johns 'Under the Lights'

A-PLUS Idea: St. Johns 'Under the Lights'
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Cross country runners will cover 5 kilometers a lot this fall, with unique courses and different competitors providing the variety to go with that standard race distance.
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Seaholm Star Tunes Out Hype, Fulfills It

Seaholm Star Tunes Out Hype, Fulfills It
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Audrey Belf tuned out all of the noise. The Birmingham Seaholm junior didn't want to get caught up in all of the chatter surrounding her quest to win the MHSAA Division 1 cross country championship. She wanted to relax her mind all week, then do what she does best &m...
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Cedar Springs' Weiler Takes Next Step

Cedar Springs' Weiler Takes Next Step
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Kenzie Weiler was satisfied with being the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 cross country runner-up the last two years. This time, Weiler wasn't going to be content with second place.
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Reigning Champ Sets Pace in D3 Repeat

Reigning Champ Sets Pace in D3 Repeat
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Amber Way of Charlevoix made up a lot of ground since last year, but couldn't quite close the gap entirely against Gina Patterson of Macomb Lutheran North. Patterson repeated as the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 girls cross country champion, but had to win a ferocio...
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Breckenridge Star Finishes Historic Run

Breckenridge Star Finishes Historic Run
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Kirsten Olling's greatest competition wasn't on the course at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. The names she was chasing were names from the past, some of the greatest runners in the history of Michigan cross country. 
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Preview: History Awaits Finals Field

Preview: History Awaits Finals Field
Friday, November 1, 2013
Breckenridge High School has a mere 244 students. But one could finish this weekend's MHSAA Finals among an elite few in state girls cross country history. Three-time champion Kirsten Olling already is one of the all-time greats. But if she can win one more title, she&...
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Marquette Caps Perfect Season with Final Win

Marquette Caps Perfect Season with Final Win
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The Marquette girls and Menominee senior Kameron Burmeister concluded their cross country seasons in impressive fashion in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 1 Final.
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Preview: UP Contenders Back for Firsts

Preview: UP Contenders Back for Firsts
Friday, October 18, 2013
The first MHSAA Finals of cross country season will be run Saturday at Gentz Homestead Golf Course in Munising, and there will be more than a few familiar faces in the field.
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What a Finn-ish for West Bloomfield Star

What a Finn-ish for West Bloomfield Star
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Success comes so easily for some great athletes that they take it for granted.   West Bloomfield senior Erin Finn has experienced enough adversity in her running career that she appreciates each and every accomplishment.
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Bos Buzzes to Repeat as D2 Champion

Bos Buzzes to Repeat as D2 Champion
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Julia Bos of Grand Rapids Christian seems to answer more questions about the style of her running, rather than the substance. It's impossible to argue with the results. On Saturday, she won her second straight MHSAA Division 2 individual championship.
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Maples Win First Title, Finn Wins Second

Maples Win First Title, Finn Wins Second
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The level of competition made its first MHSAA cross country championship even sweeter for Birmingham Seaholm. Seaholm, Grosse Pointe South and Saline took turns beating each other this season, setting up a three-way showdown for the Lower Peninsula Division 1 girls c...
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Patterson Makes Move From 6th to 1st

Patterson Makes Move From 6th to 1st
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Gina Patterson of Macomb Lutheran North was one of the favorites to win the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country championship, based on her performance last season. She may have been the only person who didn’t view herself as one of the runners to be...
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Olling Irons Out Health, Wins Again

Olling Irons Out Health, Wins Again
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Kirsten Olling couldn’t understand why the fast times she was running all summer weren’t translating to the cross country course in the fall. The Breckenridge junior, whose personal best of 17:17.54 was set in last year’s Regionals, failed to break ...
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Finals Preview: Running for Another First

Finals Preview: Running for Another First
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Three of last season's girls cross country team champions are again ranked among the top three in their respective divisions heading into Saturday's MHSAA Finals at Michigan International Speedway. Three of last season's four individual winners also are back for another...
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Calumet's Kiilunen Wins 4th U.P. Final

Calumet's Kiilunen Wins 4th U.P. Final
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Tara Kiilunen was nearly overcome with emotion shortly after the conclusion of the Division 1 race at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals at Pictured Rocks Golf & Country Club. The Calumet High School senior became the first girl to be crowned U.P...
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A Fantastic First-Time Finish

A Fantastic First-Time Finish
Monday, October 15, 2012
Give Mariah Fuqua credit for trying something many others would not. Throwers – who toss the shot and discus during the spring track and field season – are not the ones who usually cross over into cross country during the fall. But she took that challenge. ...
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Eagles Senior Shows She's the Bos

Eagles Senior Shows She's the Bos
Thursday, September 27, 2012
At first, Julia Bos competed against herself. She was driven to cut her mile time in sixth grade gym class. These days, she's back to competing against herself, but now as arguably the top runner in the state this fall.
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Lending some hands for 'Family'

Lending some hands for 'Family'
Friday, March 30, 2012
Adrian senior Zach Sarrault had never seen, face-to-face, the damage caused by a tornado. Living only 40 miles from where a storm had torn through Dexter on March 15, he was close enough to get an idea of what had ripped through the home of one of the Maples’ So...
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Following Olling's Championship Run

Following Olling's Championship Run
Monday, November 7, 2011
The MHSAA Lower Peninsula Cross Country Finals were run Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. We followed Breckenridge sophomore Kirsten Olling as she won her second straight Division 4 championship. She won in 18:02.7, giving her four MHSAA championship...
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2011 Finals: Dream Finishes

2011 Finals: Dream Finishes
Saturday, November 5, 2011
West Bloomfield junior Erin Finn said she dreamed of winning an MHSAA cross country championship since she first learned to walk. But it took a few more seconds Saturday to realize she’d actually done it.
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