Friday, October 26, 2012

Wet feet, Hot times at Manistee National

The Chip girls took 3rd and the boys took 4th in the large school division at the 3rd annual Manistee National Invitational on Saturday Oct. 20th.

More details coming...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 2012 approaches!

The 5th annual Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Dec. 8th, 2012.  Once again held at Manistee's Kennedy Elementary, the race will go through the snowy streets of Manistee, with runners wearing Jingle Bells on their shoes as they travel through neighborhoods decorated for the season.  This race helps support the Manistee Cross-country team - we've purchased new uniforms and funded trips to the Portage Invitational thanks to this race!  Plan to be there!

 Printable race form

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Chris Grabowski Invitational 2012

Nearly 80 boys in the first race

Andrew and Austin M thru the snake pit

Jonny heads to a record!
The Manistee boys and girls XC teams ran to 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, in the 8 school field of the 2012 Chris Grabowski Memorial Invitational.  Hosted by Manistee and named for the late Chippewa state finalist, the meet was run in cool, windy conditions, but thankfully the rain stopped just prior to the first race.

The Chip boys, led by Jarret Deisch's 7th place 18:05, got their first trophy of the year by finishing second to state-ranked MCC.  Jonny Bailey got his name on the school's record board, as his time of 18:14 makes him the 5th fastest Chip boy all-time on their home course behind MHS.

The Chip girls had some outstanding times on their way to 3rd place.  Annie Fuller continued her winning ways, taking her 4th straight race with a sophomore record time of 19:07.  Ashley Lindeman's 3rd place time of 20:11 was only 1 second off of Fuller's freshman record time, and it makes her the 3rd fast Chip girl on the home course.  Most of the runners, boys and girls, ran their fastest times ever at home, despite the nasty weather.
Ashley and Annie lead the way

Sophie and Courtney aren't far behind!

Tyla to the finish!

The Chips run next Saturday at Manistee National.  Pictures are courtesy of the Manistee News Advocate.

Complete results here

Pictures from MNA

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chips take Portage - Fuller takes 1st!

The Manistee Chips ran at the Portage Invitational on Saturday, Oct 6th, competing in the largest meet in the state.  It was a fantastic day for the Chips, as virtually the entire team ran their season best times!  Annie Fuller cruised to the D3 individual title in a new PR time of 18:10, while Ashley Lindeman finished 25th in 19:44, leading the girls team to a 10th place finish out of nearly 40 schools!  The boys finished 12th, led by Jarret Deisch's 17:05 34th place finish.

Other runners with PR's included Kaitlin Helminski (over a 2 minute drop!), Tyla Tarnowski, Mallory Stefanski, and Eduardo Mattos (over 1:30 faster than before!), and Alex Lindeman (21st in the JV race - 19:01).

Complete Manistee Results here

Photos from the website here

Bonus - interview with Annie from!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chips travel to Oiler Invite

The Manistee Chippewa XC teams hit the road for an invitational in Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday Oct. 2nd.    The Chip girls finished 3rd while the boys were 6th in the 8 team meet, which featured very tough competition from 4 state-ranked teams and several class A schools.

Annie Fuller set the meet record for the girls, taking 1st in 18:39, while Ashley Lindeman was 3rd in 20:07.  Sophie Shriver was also a medalist, taking 14th in 21:31.  Courtney, Kelsey, and Kaitlin ran season best times.
For the boys, Jarret Deisch's 10th place finish in a season best 17:33 led the way, while Bryce Cameron was 17th with a PR time of 17:49. Nick Veine also medaled, taking 21st in 18:01.  Alex L ran a personal best time of 20:14.