Girls Cross Country

 

Performance: Lansing Catholic's Olivia Theis

Performance: Lansing Catholic's Olivia Theis
Thursday, September 21, 2017
After missing out on winning her first Finals championship last fall by less than a second, Lansing Catholic senior Olivia Theis is undefeated at the 5K distance this fall.  On Friday, she outpaced the toughest field the state has seen this season to date &nd...
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Windemuller Surging into Final Stretch

Windemuller Surging into Final Stretch
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Kayla Windemuller typically follows directions well on the cross country course and has rarely been beaten during an already banner high school career. And even when the Holland Christian senior loses her way, the final outcome doesn’t change.
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St Francis, Benzie Built to Contend Again

St Francis, Benzie Built to Contend Again
Friday, September 15, 2017
“Begin with the end in mind.” Those words were at the heart of Julie Duffing’s preseason message to her Traverse City St. Francis cross country teams last month. Benzie Central as well is focused on building its strongest team with the future in mind.
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'I just wanted people to go the right way'

'I just wanted people to go the right way'
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
They were running in the dark – a key scene-setting detail to keep in mind. So being familiar with the course surely gave St. Johns’ cross country runner Taryn Chapko an edge during her school’s Under the Lights Invitational on Aug 18.
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White Pigeon's West Finds Multi-Success

White Pigeon's West Finds Multi-Success
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Before most high school students have blistered their fingertips on a hot Pop-Tart in a rush to get out the door and to school on time, White Pigeon sophomore Claycee West has already completed a rigorous cross country workout. It’s not for love of the sport that...
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Milford Racing to Spell Victory Again

Milford Racing to Spell Victory Again
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Cross Country at Milford is not so much a sport as it is a way of life. That might sound a tad overstated. But you would have a difficult time convincing Nicole Gringling.
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'Little' Sacred Heart Sets Big Goals Again

'Little' Sacred Heart Sets Big Goals Again
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Deep in the woods, so far west of municipal Mount Pleasant you’d think you’d gone too far, findable only by invite and the line of cars parked alongside the road, Michigan’s most intriguing cross country team is getting ready to show why. Well, that m...
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#TBT: Legends Made at 1997 LP Finals

#TBT: Legends Made at 1997 LP Finals
Thursday, August 10, 2017
MHSAA Lower Peninsula Finals race day in 1997 looks a little gray as the Class B participants are taking their first strides above.  But it turned out to carry plenty of significance in the four-decade history of Michigan girls cross country. 
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Performance: Hart's Adelyn Ackley

Performance: Hart's Adelyn Ackley
Friday, November 11, 2016
After finishing runner-up at the 2015 Lower Peninsula Division 3 Final to Traverse City St. Francis’ Holly Bullough as a freshman, Hart's Adelyn Ackley was driven for more Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Not only did she emerge as champion this time,...
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Farrell, Milford Finish Incredible Runs

Farrell, Milford Finish Incredible Runs
Saturday, November 5, 2016
When everyone packed up and left Michigan International Speedway last year, cross country gurus inclined to predict the 2016 MHSAA Division 1 girls cross country race had no shortage of candidates for the individual championship. Of the top 17 finishers, 13 were non-s...
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Windemuller, Otsego Set Pace in D2

Windemuller, Otsego Set Pace in D2
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Kayla Windemuller was exhausted from a championship effort. The Holland Christian junior didn’t have much left in her after winning the MHSAA Division 2 individual championship Saturday with a time of 18:06.4.
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Ackley, St. Francis Hold off Charging Cougars

Ackley, St. Francis Hold off Charging Cougars
Saturday, November 5, 2016
The finish line couldn’t arrive soon enough for Hart sophomore Adelyn Ackley. There was no one in front of her at Michigan International Speedway as she sprinted down the final stretch Saturday in the MHSAA Division 3 cross country meet. It’s what was behin...
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Sacred Heart, Strenge Surge Again

Sacred Heart, Strenge Surge Again
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Ava Streng and Bailley McConnell both got what they came for Saturday. Streng, a Battle Creek St. Philip senior, reclaimed the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 individual cross country championship with a powerful front-running performance at Michigan International Sp...
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Preview: Champs Return as Favorites

Preview: Champs Return as Favorites
Friday, November 4, 2016
A total of 987 girls will launch from the starting line during four MHSAA Lower Peninsula Cross Country Finals on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. And a number of those athletes have plenty of experience crossing the finish line first over the last few seas...
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Northern Stars Seek Elusive D1 Title

Northern Stars Seek Elusive D1 Title
Thursday, November 3, 2016
After dominating the Big North Conference, and running away with Regional crowns, Alpena’s Mitchell Day and Traverse City Central’s Sielle Kearney are in position to set a new benchmark in northern Michigan. They will run to become the first northern Michig...
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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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