Sunday, November 20, 2011

EKUP 2011 Results

Ekup 2011 took place Tuesday, November 8th, with some of the most miserable weather the race has experienced in its 23 year history. There was no snow or blowing wind, as previous years have seen, but a steady downpour that gave way to a cold, damp mist soaked and chilled runners to the bone as they tackled the challenging 15K course.

Nearly 40 students, coaches, and parents from the Manistee, Bear Lake, Onekama, and Ludington area showed up to run. Runners started at the Manistee First Baptist Church and continued along Lakeshore Drive until they arrived at Portage Lake Bible Camp in Onekama. Jarret Deisch, a Manistee high school junior, was the first finisher with a time of 58:29.

Thanks to TES Filer City Station, Portage Lake Bible Camp, Manistee First Baptist Church, Manistee Area Public Schools, Sports Ink, and all of the parents and supporters of Mansitee XC for helping put on this yearly event!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

State Finals Pics

State Finals Pictures from MHSAA XC 2011 November 5th in Brooklyn, Mi. Thanks to the News Advocate for the action shots.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

*****Schubert State Champion!*********

She did it! Manistee senior Kelly Schubert claimed the overall title on Saturday, winning the MHSAA Girls D3 XC title in a time of 17:58! After finishing 29th two years ago and in 7th place last year, Kelly comes home today a champion!

Schubert stayed several seconds behind the early leader for the first mile, then made a move to pull even with the front-runner during the second mile. On the downhill towards the stadium that starts the third mile, Kelly made a move to first place and didn't look back. She finished with a 25 second victory. Congratulations to our Chippewa Champion!

Freshman Annie Fuller took 11th (19:01) in the same race, while 11th grader Jarret Deisch finished 62nd in the boys race (17:06), moving up over 20 spots ahead of last year's finish. Nice job Chips! Thanks for a great season!

Picture and video courtesy of More pictures to come!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Heading back to State!

Three Chippewas will make the trek to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn this coming weekend for the MHSAA XC State Finals! After fantastic performances at the regional meet last weekend, Kelly Schubert, Annie Fuller, and Jarret Deisch qualified to run at state.

Kelly S won her second straight regional title, breaking her own course record with a time of 17:36. Annie F was not far behind in 3rd, finishing just a hair behind 2nd place with a time of 18:14. Every other runner on the girls team also ran season best times, finishing in 4th place as a team, just out of reach of the top 3 (and a team spot at state), Eva - 19:55, Sophie - 20:57, Ashley - 21:39, Courtney - 21:51, and Sarah - 22:54.

The boys also had a stellar day, with all 9 boys running PR's. Jarret was 8th (16:29), making state for the second straight year, followed by Tyler Sievert in his final high school race (17:28). Also running awesome times were Jonny (17:59), Colin (18:06), Nick (18:07), Bryce (18:20), Austin M (18:37), Austin F (18:50), and Zach (20:00).

Great job team - you've had fantastic seasons! Good luck this weekend at state Kelly, Annie, and Jarret!

Thanks to the Manistee News Advocate for some of the pictures.