Girls Cross Country

 

Marquette Primed to Continue Dynasty

Marquette Primed to Continue Dynasty
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Red is the dominant color when you talk about cross country in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Courtesy of one of the pre-eminent cross country programs in the state, red is worn by the Marquette High School teams that have been a scourge to the rest of the U.P. since the ...
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Potential Realized, Otsego Runs for More

Potential Realized, Otsego Runs for More
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Megan Aalberts was in middle school when she first realized the potential of her classmates and what their future running days could look like. “Going into sixth grade and middle school, I could already see that the girls in my grade and a year behind me were r...
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Engadine Cross Country Gets Fast Start

Engadine Cross Country Gets Fast Start
Friday, September 18, 2015
Twenty-eight years had passed since Engadine High School was last represented in cross country. The year was 1987, when Deren Pershinski captured the Upper Peninsula Class D championship as the Eagles’ lone representative. Things are different this year, as the E...
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#TBT: MHSAA Cross Country Goes 5K

#TBT: MHSAA Cross Country Goes 5K
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Oxford Hills Country Club hosted the 1980 Lower Peninsula Class B Cross Country Finals on what had to be a chilly day, considering the heavy coats and winter gloves worn by spectators in the photo above taken during the races that day. A little cool in the air isn&rsqu...
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Traverse City's Best Pace State's Elite

Traverse City's Best Pace State's Elite
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Two decisions, no regrets.  Holly Bullough made the switch from soccer, Anthony Berry from football. Today, the two Traverse City seniors are among the best high school runners in the state.
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Redettes' Rudden Aims to Add to Legacy

Redettes' Rudden Aims to Add to Legacy
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Lindsey Rudden has enjoyed a stellar high school track career, to say the least. She could graduate next spring as the top high school female distance runner in Upper Peninsula history.  But one accomplishment that has eluded her, however, is a U.P. cross country ...
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#TBT: Pioneer Mourns Champion Coach

#TBT: Pioneer Mourns Champion Coach
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Ann Arbor Pioneer this week mourned longtime girls track & field and cross country coach Bryan Westfield, who died Sunday at the age of 72 and led Pioneers teams to a combined 19 MHSAA team championships over a career spanning more than three decades. He began coac...
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Speedy 2nd Helps Seaholm Retake 1st

Speedy 2nd Helps Seaholm Retake 1st
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Rachel DaDamio of Birmingham Seaholm may be the only runner to ever finish second in an MHSAA championship cross country meet without ever having won a race in her career. Not one race. Not even a dual meet or low-key invitational. 
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St. Johns' Smith Finishes Final Pursuit

St. Johns' Smith Finishes Final Pursuit
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Karrigan Smith of St. Johns had been closing the gap on Kenzie Weiler of Cedar Springs the past three years. Smith finally caught her and passed her Saturday to win the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 cross country championship at Michigan International Speedway.
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Ithaca, Bullough Claim 1st Titles in D3

Ithaca, Bullough Claim 1st Titles in D3
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Holly Bullough of Traverse City St. Francis had raced Amber Way of Charlevoix numerous times, but never with as much at stake. Bullough closed a gap of about 75 yards and used one final surge in the last 10 yards to beat Way to the finish line and win the MHSAA Lower ...
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Beal City Repeats, St. Phil Soph Surges

Beal City Repeats, St. Phil Soph Surges
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Ava Strenge's goals were constantly being upgraded as she made her way along the five-kilometer cross country course at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.  She didn't come into the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 meet as one of the favorites, having pl...
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Preview: 3 Racing for Individual Repeats

Preview: 3 Racing for Individual Repeats
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
For the second straight season, many eyes at this weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Cross Country Finals will be focused on a girls race of the best from some of Michigan’s smaller schools. On Saturday, Macomb Lutheran North’s Gina Patterson will run fo...
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1st-Time Winners Rule U.P. Girls Finals

1st-Time Winners Rule U.P. Girls Finals
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The element of surprise always is a possibility in any athletic endeavor. Gladstone High School sophomore Leigha Woelffer surprised many people including herself Saturday by earning her first Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country championship at Gentz Homestead Gol...
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Preview: History in the Racing

Preview: History in the Racing
Friday, October 17, 2014
Gentz Homestead Golf Course in Harvey will host MHSAA Finals on Saturday that could showcase a few extremes in Upper Peninsula girls cross country. In Division 1, Marquette is seeking its 29th MHSAA team title. Ishpeming in Division 2, meanwhile, can add a crownin...
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#TBT: Onekama Star Lends a Shoulder

#TBT: Onekama Star Lends a Shoulder
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jaylee Brown, a 2012 graduate of Onekama and current member of the Northern Michigan University cross country and track and field teams, recently received a Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Award from the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct. Brown encounte...
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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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