Girls Varsity Cross Country · Salem Girls XC Caps Off Stellar Season with 10th Place Finish


  Place Points
Salem High School 10th 310

STATE OF MICHIGAN L.P. FINALS (Division 1)
@ Michigan International Speedway

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
(T=Team Race Place/ I = Individual Race Place)
Reagan Justice 18:52.0 26T/ 36I
Olivia Millen 19:04.3 34T/ 46I
Kiersten McBride 19:45.8 77T/ 114I
Marissa Henry 19:48.9 83T/ 122I
Bridget Nelson 19:53.3 90T/ 132I
Hallie Younglas 20:14.6 116T/ 161I
Gabrielle Mancini 21:10.2 166T/ 213I

TEAM RESULTS
1st Clarkston 134 pts
2nd Ann Arbor Pioneer 152 pts
3rd Pinckney 206 pts
4th Traverse City Central 208 pts
5th Bay City Western 234 pts
6th Saline 239 pts
7th Rockford 241 pts
8th Northville 252 pts
9th Fenton 269 pts
10th Salem 310 pts
11th Holland West Ottawa 352 pts
12th Traverse City West 366 pts
13th Temperance Bedford 383 pts
14th Romeo 388 pts
15th Highland-Milford 392 pts
16th Bloomfield Hills 413 pts
17th White Lake Lakeland 424 pts
18th GR Forest Hills Northern 436 pts
19th Plymouth 446 pts
20th Lake Orion 451 pts
21st Caledonia 454pts
22nd Hudsonville 458pts
23rd Grand Rapids Ottowa Hills 516pts
24th Troy 519pts
25th Birmingham Seaholm 539pts
26th Brighton 583pts
27th Howell 683pts

COACH DAVE GERLACH’S COMMENTS:
“Today capped off an incredible year with determination to be the best. It is a huge accomplishment to qualify for the State Finals as a team but this year we wanted to compete and try to get in the top 10. It had rained hard out at Michigan International Speedway on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and this course does not hold water very well. There was at least 3 inches deep of mud from our starting box to ten meters out. The footing the last 3/4 mile looked like a horse track with muddy shoe imprints in it. The course conditions really slowed things down time wise. We had talked about getting out aggressive because we knew positioning would not change a bunch upon entering the stadium with the poor footing. We needed to be “mudders” today and just grit our teeth and compete. Reagan & Olivia got out hard early and fought all the way through the finish. It is hard to gauge things at the State Finals because everyone is talented. The rest our varsity seemed to get out a bit slower than we wanted but ended up fighting through the traffic. This has been a dream year with a lot of sub stories. These girls continued a Rock Solid tradition of hard work and determination this entire year. Its been a great 2018 ride.”