Girls Varsity Cross Country · Salem Girls XC Solid at D1 State Finals

  Place Points
Salem High School 14th 299

MHSAA Division 1 State Finals at Michigan International Speedway

CONDITIONS: Extremely muddy, cold and breezy

Salem Finished 14th out of 28 qualifying teams

1st Ann Arbor Pioneer 80pts
2nd TC Central 114pts
3rd Saline 182pts
4th Brighton 197pts
5th Bay City Western 213pts
6th Northville 231pts
7th Holland West Ottowa 236pts
8th Romeo 282pts
9th Troy 290pts
10th Temperance Bedford 374pts
11th Clarkston 375pts
12th Grand Blanc 383pts
13th Jenison 392pts
14th Salem 399pts
15th Rockford 402pts
16th Caledonia 402pts
17th GR Forest Hills Northern 404pts
18th Plymouth 407pts
19th Fenton 407pts
20th Milford 466pts

Olivia Millen 19:12.0 44th
Marissa Henry 19:23.4 55th
Isabell Kulick 19:25.1 60th
Kiersten McBride 20:39.8 188th
Elizabeth MacLellen 21:14.2 229th
Grace Landon 21:28.2 239th
Abby Siddall 21:46.9 245th

Coach Dave Gerlach’s Comments:
“Decent way to cap off a great season finishing 14th out of 28 qualifying teams in Division 1. The course took a beating over the last few days with 48 hours straight of rain. We were also the 5th race of the day so the racers were sinking in the mud. But that is racing and competition. Everyone is in the same conditions and has to compete. We definitely did that today. We told our girls that they had to get out in the first 600 meters and be more aggressive in this type of race. Only Olivia and Marissa got out before the field swept in. Isabell really made up places through out the race after a slow start and ran a very smooth split race. Elizabeth, Grace, Kiersten and Abby were in the back third of the field early and worked their way up. The tough thing here is that, everyone is talented. I am really proud of these girls for competing in the way they did today in tough conditions. This team collectively has overcome some tough stuff this year to remain successful.”