Girls Cross Country

 

Dudek's Dominance Paces Pioneer Title Run

Dudek's Dominance Paces Pioneer Title Run
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Zofia Dudek wasn’t on anyone’s radar as a potential MHSAA champion cross country runner during her freshman year. She not only wasn’t running in Michigan, she wasn’t running in the United States.
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Petr's Kick Highlights EGR D2 Dominance

Petr's Kick Highlights EGR D2 Dominance
Saturday, November 2, 2019
As Anna Petr charged toward the finish line at Michigan International Speedway, trying to overtake the reigning champion, her mind began to think of all the people who helped her get to this position. One special memory was that of her mother, Angela, who died from bre...
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Tolson, 3-Peater Hart Find Winning Plans

Tolson, 3-Peater Hart Find Winning Plans
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Rylee Tolson got her rookie mistakes out of the way last year. Running for the first time in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country championship, Tolson was too wired, burning up needed energy before she ever started the race.
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VanderKooi Repeats, Bridgman Wins 1st Title

VanderKooi Repeats, Bridgman Wins 1st Title
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Abby VanderKooi wasn’t being cocky. She was merely stating the obvious. Being one of the nation’s top runners and competing in the smallest division at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula cross country championships only accentuates the gap between VanderKooi and her...
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Preview: Challengers Chase History

Preview: Challengers Chase History
Friday, November 1, 2019
Make way for historic finishes at Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway. Two of four team favorites have never won before. A third hasn’t won in more than two decades. There will be at least two new i...
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Marlette Racer Heats Up with Cold Weather

Marlette Racer Heats Up with Cold Weather
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Temperatures near the Lake Huron shore will hover around 40 degrees Saturday morning when the girls Division 4 Regional cross country meet begins at Wagener Park.  Riley Ford wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Paupore Closes Career with 3-Peat Run

Paupore Closes Career with 3-Peat Run
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Negaunee senior Emily Paupore is used to leading the way in cross country races. She has done that in most races since her sophomore year.
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Preview: Seniors to Shine 1 More Time

Preview: Seniors to Shine 1 More Time
Friday, October 18, 2019
We always can count on high school sports to be cyclical in the way athletes move through their four seasons and are replaced by the next wave. But some groups certainly are more memorable than others. And Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals wil...
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DaDamio Follows Sister as Elite Pacesetter

DaDamio Follows Sister as Elite Pacesetter
Thursday, October 10, 2019
While the best part of a cross country or track race is the sprint to the finish line, it was actually having the race be over that excited Audrey DaDamio the most. Growing up, DaDamio loved watching older sister Rachel, who finished second at the 2014 Lower Peninsula ...
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Performance: Negaunee's Emily Paupore

Performance: Negaunee's Emily Paupore
Thursday, October 3, 2019
An illness forced Negaunee senior Emily Paupore to miss a week of school and training – and threatened the rest of her season. But the two-time reigning Upper Peninsula Division 1 champion returned to competition Saturday and set a Tracy Strom Invitational record...
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Freeland Girls Realizing Fast-Pace Potential

Freeland Girls Realizing Fast-Pace Potential
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Runners on the Freeland girls cross country team had no idea how good they could be a year ago, mainly because most of them were entering their first year in the program. Two of the Falcons’ newly formed top seven – Kiera and Peyton Hansen – had just ...
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Bloomingdale Racers Achieve Historic Goal

Bloomingdale Racers Achieve Historic Goal
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
High fives, music and a hallway full of students gave the Bloomingdale cross country teams an enthusiastic sendoff as they departed for the MHSAA Finals at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago. The best part? The girls team already had carved out a place in th...
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Theis, EGR Forge Championship Paths

Theis, EGR Forge Championship Paths
Saturday, November 3, 2018
The crown is staying in the family. One year after Lansing Catholic’s Olivia Theis ran the fastest time ever at the MHSAA Girls Cross Country Finals, her sister assumed her vacated Lower Peninsula Division 2 title Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
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Rams' Star, Clarkston Finish Fall as D1 Elite

Rams' Star, Clarkston Finish Fall as D1 Elite
Saturday, November 3, 2018
When Ericka VanderLende came out for cross country as a freshman in 2015, there was nothing that indicated Rockford was getting another one of Michigan’s all-time great runners. She had never run cross country before, and it showed.
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Hart, Ackley Complete Another Title Charge

Hart, Ackley Complete Another Title Charge
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Shepherd’s Amber Gall set the bar for Hart’s Adelyn Ackley back in middle school. It was the desire to beat Gall, whose times caught her attention, that drove Ackley to start training seriously back then.
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Stellar Debut, 4-Peat Kick Off Girls Finals

Stellar Debut, 4-Peat Kick Off Girls Finals
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Other states have reputations for producing great athletes in other sports, but Michigan is known for cranking out elite high school cross country runners. The latest running phenom to come out of the state is freshman Abby VanderKooi of Muskegon Western Michigan Chris...
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Preview: Senior Stars Enter Final Stretch

Preview: Senior Stars Enter Final Stretch
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Michigan International Speedway will showcase Saturday the last MHSAA Finals for a pair of the most successful champions all-time in this state. Hart’s Adelyn Ackley will run for her third individual championship while attempting to lead her team to a repeat in L...
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Plenty Propels Chassell Championship Chase

Plenty Propels Chassell Championship Chase
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Small school. Big tradition. That’s pretty much the way it is at Chassell High School, which captured both the girls and boys Upper Peninsula Division 3 cross country championships Oct 20 at Munising.
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Sault, Hancock, Chassell Girls Prevail

Sault, Hancock, Chassell Girls Prevail
Sunday, October 21, 2018
It was a historic day for Sault Ste. Marie’s cross country program Saturday as its girls team completed a sweep of the Upper Peninsula Division 1 titles 90 minutes after the boys started the championship run at Pictured Rocks Golf Course. The Sault girls, placing...
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Preview: Racing to Reign Again

Preview: Racing to Reign Again
Friday, October 19, 2018
All three reigning team champions are loaded again. All three reigning individual champions are back in the field (even if two are this time running the same race). Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals at Pictured Rocks Golf Course in Munising ea...
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