We're on our way to MHSAA State Finals this weekend! Kelly Schubert is the first MHS girl to qualify for the Cross-Country state finals since the 90's! Her time of 19:35 not only got her 3rd place at the regional, but it was also the fastest recorded time of any MHS girl runner in the past decade. She races at 10:30 am Saturday the 7th.
As a team, the MHS girls and boys both took 7th at Regionals in Benzie (10-31-09). For the girls, that's the same finish place as last year (despite having 7 less runners on the team) and for the boys that's a 3 place improvement over '08 - even without the 8 fastest runners from last year's team!
For the girls, Lacey Krolczyk was 23rd (22:05 - PR by a minute!), No'el Solis was 40th (23:39 - PR!), Erin Crothers was 44th (23:52 - PR!), and Courtney Stefanski was 68th (25:37 - just missed a PR and best time since fracturing her foot last month!) Great job ladies!
For the boys, Jarret Deisch just missed the state finals, finishing 19th in 17:55 - not bad for a freshman. Tyler Sievert (19:09), Brian Fisk (20:03), Jonny Bailey (20:04), and Tyler Guzikowski (22:06) all ran PR times, while Markus Kling (20:43) and Nathan Morang (21:04) ran close to their best times, despite the wind, rain, and snow.
Full report on State finals coming Saturday night - hopefully with pictures, now that my laptop has returned!