Girls Cross Country

 

Dow's Jensen Setting Pace as Freshman

Dow's Jensen Setting Pace as Freshman
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Anna Jensen opened her freshman cross country season at Midland Dow with a pair of top-two finishes and sub-19 minute times. Before her third meet, she went to the doctor, because she didn’t feel right while running in the previous two. There she received a diagn...
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2 New Champions Rise at UP Girls Finals

2 New Champions Rise at UP Girls Finals
Sunday, October 23, 2016
It was a history-making day for the Sault Ste. Marie High School girls Saturday as they were crowned Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country champions for the first time with 34 points. Ishpeming reigned again in Division 2, and the Cedarville girls won for the first ...
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Preview: Champs Favored to Reign Again

Preview: Champs Favored to Reign Again
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Upper Peninsula’s dominant girls cross country programs will be looking to add to those legacies Saturday at Gladstone’s Beauchamp Cross Country Course. Marquette is seeking its fourth straight title in Division 1, while Ishpeming in Division 2 and Chas...
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Performance: Pioneer's Anne Forsyth

Performance: Pioneer's Anne Forsyth
Monday, October 17, 2016
Ann Arbor Pioneer junior Anne Forsyth has been one of the state’s fastest distance runners since starting her high school cross country career three seasons ago. But she’s made a jump to MHSAA championship contender this fall, showing it again by running a ...
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Performance: Lakeview's Maggie Farrell

Performance: Lakeview's Maggie Farrell
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Among the most intriguing stories from the first month of cross country season is the significant improvement of Battle Creek Lakeview's Maggie Farrell. On Friday, Farrell won the Spartan Invitational “Elite” race at Michigan State University with a time of...
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Frederick Sticks with XC, Stays in Lead

Frederick Sticks with XC, Stays in Lead
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
One of the leading contenders to win an MHSAA cross country championship this fall nearly gave up that opportunity so she could switch gears for her senior year.  Linden's Alia Frederick, who was third in the Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final last season, considere...
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Through the Years: Girls Cross Country 1978-2015

Through the Years: Girls Cross Country 1978-2015
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The MHSAA Girls Cross Country Finals is never short on star power and awe-inspiring performances, whether rivals are racing on the state's largest track at Michigan International Speedway or among the changing leaves at one of the Upper Peninsula's wooded courses. ...
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Freyhof, Otsego Celebrate Finals Wins

Freyhof, Otsego Celebrate Finals Wins
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Erika Freyhof didn't say a whole lot when talking about herself, even on the day she won the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 cross country championship. What really got her to light up and open up was when the topic shifted to her team.
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Division 1 Winners Lead Speedy Packs

Division 1 Winners Lead Speedy Packs
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Panic set in, but only momentarily. With all of the pressure that takes place in an MHSAA Cross Country Final, a runner could easily become unraveled by the unexpected. 
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St. Francis Follows Bullough to D3 Title

St. Francis Follows Bullough to D3 Title
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Holly Bullough knows something about playing with pain. She is, after all, from one of Michigan's most well-known football families. So, she wasn't going to let a stress fracture in her left foot keep her from defending her MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 championshi...
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Fornari, Sacred Heart Join Finals Greats

Fornari, Sacred Heart Join Finals Greats
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The feeling of elation had yet to replace the feeling a runner gets after laying it all on the line. Walking away from the finish line, Tessa Fornari of Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes was breathing heavily, even though she finished with plenty of breathing room to wi...
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Preview: Changes Coming at the Top?

Preview: Changes Coming at the Top?
Friday, November 6, 2015
There could be a few changes on the trophy stand at the end of Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway. But maybe not.
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UP Champs Repeat as Rudden Takes 1st

UP Champs Repeat as Rudden Takes 1st
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Marquette High School’s Lindsey Rudden has excelled in track and cross country throughout her prep career. The senior harrier has earned her share of Upper Peninsula Division 1 titles in track, but hadn’t won at the U.P. Cross Country Finals prior to Satur...
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UP Girls Finals Stacked with Champions

UP Girls Finals Stacked with Champions
Friday, October 23, 2015
All three individual champions from 2014 will run at Saturday’s MHSAA Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals, sponsored by Michigan National Guard, and two team champions from last season are favored to repeat. Here's a look at some of the teams and individuals exp...
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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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