Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chips sweep Reed City!

The Chippewa CC squads defeated Reed City Thursday, with the boys winning 22-39 and the girls prevailing 22-33. Here's what was sent in to the News Advocate:

Sophomore Tyler Sievert led the MHS boys with a second place finish in 20:14. Markus Kling (3rd, 20:36), Jonny Bailey (4th, 21:04), Mason Wallace (6th, 22:01), and Nathan Morang (7th, 22:19) rounded out the scoring for the Chips.
Other finishers for the MHS boys were Trinity Derooy (8th, 22:25), Trent Schmeling (9th, 23:32), Tyler Guzikowski (11th, 23:38), Brian Kimball (13th, 25:07), and John Stickney (14th, 27:31)
Kelly Schubert took first overall for the MHS girls, running the 5K course in 20:37. She was followed by No'el Solis (3rd, 25:19), Erin Crothers (4th, 25:22), Erin Guillen (6th, 27:06), and Courtney Stefanski (8th, 27:40).

PR's on the day were Markus, Jonny, Trent, Tyler Guz, Brian K, Stick, No'el, and Erin G. Enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Girls get first hardware of the season!

Saturday - Sept. 19, 2009. Clear skies, ideal conditions for running at WSCC. It was the first time in two years that we actually got to run in dry conditions at West Shore! The Chip girls took 2nd in the Div. 3/4 race, winning their first trophy of the season, while the boys took 3rd.

For the girls, Kelly Schubert was 5th in her division (10th overall) with a time of 21:04, while Jarret Deisch led the boys with a time of 18:19, good for 6th in his division and 19th overall. Those times represent the fastest races recorded by an MHS girl and boy at WSCC in over 3 years!

Running season best times were Erin Crothers, Erin Guillen (welcome to CC!), Trent Schmeling, and John Stickney. Great job, harriers! Next race is Thursday at Reed City.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Remaining Season Schedule

2009 Manistee HS / MCC

Girls/Boys Varsity Cross-Country Meet Schedule

9-19 Sat. Ludington Invite Away 9:45am

9-24 Thur. Reed City – Dual Away 4:00pm

10-1 Thur. Mason Co. Central Invite Away 4:15pm

10-3 Sat. Pine River Invite Away 9:00am

10-13 Tue. MCE Cardinal Invitational Away 4:00pm

10-17 Sat. W. Branch Ogemaw Hts. Invite Away 11:00am

10-27 Tue. Manistee Invitational Home 4:00pm

10-31 Sat. Regionals @ Benzie Central Away 10:00am

(top 7 Varsity only)

11-7 Sat. State Finals @ MIS Away 10:30am

(Qualifiers only)

week of 11-9 EKUP 2009

(times / dates subject to change!)

Chips race at home

Ludington and MCE paid MHS a visit on Tuesday the 15th. After the MS runners did their thing (great job, junior Chips!) the HS girls took off. Kelly Schubert took first with a sophomore course record time of 21:31. Other Chip finishers were Lacey Krolczyk (8th, 25:09), Erin Crothers (12th, 26:13), Courtney Stefanski (13th, 26:20), and No'el Solis (15th, 26:33). The lady Chips fell to the Orioles, 20-41, while MCE finished with an incomplete score.

The MHS boys took 2nd as well, finishing behind the Orioles 15-59, while MCE was 3rd with 65 points. Not the team performance we were hoping for, but we will meet those teams again later this season, and the results will be different!

MHS was led by Jarret Deisch (7th, 19:50), followed by Tyler Sievert (10th, 21:11), Jonny Bailey (13th, 22:02), Marcus Kling (19th, 22:34), Trinity Derooy (22nd, 23:39), Mason Wallace (23rd, 24:16), Nathan Morang (24th, 24:27), Trent Schmeling (26th, 24:45), Tyler Guzikowski (28th, 24:55), John Stickney (31st, 39:56), and James Agle (32nd, 42:08).

The MHS girls are now 3-2 in head to head competition, while the MHS boys are 2-3.

Thanks to all of the MHS volunteers that helped with the meet! We couldn't have put this on without you!

Fremont Hill and Bale

Jumping straw bales (not hay!) at the Fremont Hill & Bale on 9-12, the lady Chips took 5th in their division while the boys finished 7th. Many of the Chip harriers had their all-time best times, including most of the boy finishers! Kelly Schubert finished 10th overall in the 21 school meet, running a personal best 19:52! She was also second in her division, earning her 3rd medal of the year in 3 invitationals. Tyler Sievert was the first boy finisher, breaking 20 minutes for the first time. The young Chip runners saw Jonny Bailey, Trinity Derooy, Nathan Morang, Mason Wallace, and Marcus Kling all run under 22 minutes for the first time. Not bad for 5 guys who just started running CC a few weeks ago. Lacey Krolczyk, Courtney Stefanski, and No'el Solis all ran personal bests too!

Sorry - didn't get any pictures, but here's one from last year, featuring MHS grad Caleb Bailey showing how it's done clearing the bales!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chips beat the heat at White Cloud

The MHS CC team traveled to White Cloud on 9-09-09, running on the second day of school against teams from the old WWAC conference. Battling temps in the 80's, the girls' team took 2nd while the boys took 3rd in the 4 school meet.

Kelly Schubert was the first Chip girl, finishing 3rd in 22:00. Jarret Deisch was the first Chip boy, also 3rd in 19:30. Running PR's were No'el Solis, Mason Wallace, and James Agle.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Brethren High Bridge Hustle!

A large contingent of Manistee runners, parents, and supporters participated in the High Bridge Hustle 5K on Sept. 5th in Brethren. Running in near perfect conditions (calm, clear, low 50's), many new PR's and best times of the year were recorded! MHS runner Kelly Schubert (19:08) was the first female overall finisher, while Jarret Deisch (17:36) was 3rd overall. Also running were Brian Fisk (19:15 - new PR!) , Tyler Guzikowski, and Courtney Stefanski (24:23 - new PR!). Middle school runners Annie Fuller (sub-20!) and Sophie Shriver ran great times as well.

Other familiar faces from Manistee participating were Coach Thuemmel (19:13 - best time in 4 years!), Ethan Coppola, Phil Guzikowski, Dr. Fuller and Jody Fuller, Bill Shriver, Lisa Fragomeli, Julie Deisch, Gary Sielski, Dr. Allen, and James Fink. (Let me know if I forgot anyone!) It was a lot of fun and a great morning of racing!

Incidentally, the overall winner was 17-year old Reed Kamyszek from Kenowa Hills, the defending D2 state champion in cross-country, and leading favorite to win D1 this year. He ran 14:41, a ridiculously fast time, even with a missed turn costing him a few seconds!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Meet Results from Manton ...

Just a quick update - of 15 schools competing today, Manistee HS boys finished 4th while the girls finished 6th at the Manton CC Invitational. Close but no cigar - the top 3 teams got trophies. Kelly Schubert was first overall in the girls 9-10 race while Jarret Deisch won the boys 9-10 run. Other medalists were Tyler Sievert, Brian Fisk, Jonny Bailey, and Lacey Krolczyk. Nice job on winning your first HS medals! Jonny and Lacey ran their PR times, as did Nathan Morang and No'el Solis. Nice work, harriers!