Cross country: Two Rayders, Logger earn All-State honors

Cross country: Two Rayders, Logger earn All-State honors

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Freddie Liederbach, the lone Northmen boy to qualify for the state meet, finished in 147th place in 17:27.5 to end his solid prep career.

Bryce Bradley, a senior from Chelsea, won the boys’ title in 15:20.6, while Dearborn Divine Child senior Nicholas Soter was runner-up in 15:21.9.

Mason won the team title with 92 points, followed by St. Joseph, 129, and Ionia, 134.

Highland Milford finished with 128 points to win the boys’ Division I state titl, while Hartland, 172, was second. Waterford Mott, 177, was third. Garret Zuk of White Lake Lakeland won the individual title in 15:21.2. Brian Kettle, a sophomore from Highland Milford, was second in 15:24.3.

Grosse Pointe South won the girls’ Division I team title with 106 points. Saline, 111, was runner-up, while Grand Haven, 163, finished third. Erin Finn of West Bloomfield won the race in 17:22.6, while Taylor Manett of Rockford was second in 17:24.0.


All-State 3-peat for Logger

BROOKLYN — Make it three.

Boyne Falls’ Erica Westbrook earned her third straight All-State honors Saturday at the Division IV State Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway.

Westbrook finished 15th in 19 minutes, 40.1 seconds. She was 23rd as a freshman in 2009 and last year placed seventh, the best finish ever for a Boyne Falls runner, male or female.

Ellsworth senior Dana Neumann also earned All-State honors as he placed 23rd in 19:55.5. The Lancers, the lone female area team to qualify in Division IV, finished in 19th place out of 27 teams.

Hesperia won the title with 67 points, followed by North Muskegon, 103; and Saugatuck, 159.

Sophomore Kirsten Olling of Breckenridge won the individual girls’ title as she finished in 18:02.7; while Holland Black River senior Nicole Zeinstra was runner-up in 18:40.3.

Also for the Lancer girls, freshman Kendall Gosma was 133rd, 22:09; followed by senior Taylor Hartley, 159th, 22:41.7; sophomore Taryne Rozema, 165th, 22:51.5; sophomore Larissa Fisher, 217th, 24:58; senior Emily Veenstra, 232nd, 26:26.3; sophomore Katelyn Sowers, 234th, 26:42.4.

Inland Lakes junior Hannah Passino — who qualified as an individual — finished in 88th overall in 21:22.6, while Mackinaw City senior Hailee Paquet, also an individual qualifer, was 104th, 21:39.7.

Also for Boyne Falls, junior Kaylee Wilson finished 117th, 21:54.2.

In the Division IV boys’ state meet, Mackinaw City finished in 20th place, while Boyne Falls was 24th out of 27 teams.

Concord won the boys’ team title with 64 points, followed by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, 99; and North Muskegon, 131.

Senior Spencer Nousain of Concord won the boys’ race in 15:55.8. Saugatuck junior Sean Kelly was runner-up in 16:00.3

Senior Heath Welch was the top Comet runner as he placed 55th in 17:21.6, while and sophomore Conner Kintz was 105th, 18:03.6.  Also for the Comets, sophomore Hunter Kilpatrick was 164th, 18:52.2; junior Dale Stark, 200th, 19:38.5;  junior Chandler Lawson, 209th, 19:56.2; freshman Garrett Robinson, 228th, 20:38.8; and freshman Zach Prell, 238th, 22:06.1.

For Boyne Falls, eighth-grader Marcus Matelski was a team-best 108th, finishing in 18:04.9. Also for the Loggers, senior Forrest Williams was 135th, 18:23.3; freshman Kory Skop, 168th, 18:56.7; freshman Hunter Williams, 197th, 19:30.7; sophomore Brendon Matelski, 214th, 20:05.7; junior Max Reed, 215th, 20:05.9; and sophomore Kevin Lange, 236th, 21:52.8.

Wolverine freshman Mike McNiel was 160th, 18:48.7.