Girls Varsity Cross Country · Salem Girls XC Team 5th in K.L.A.A. Conference Finals

  Place Points
Salem High School 5th 150

K.L.A.A. Conference Finals at Huron Meadows Metropark

SALEM finished 5th out of 16 teams with 150pts

1st Brighton 62 pts
2nd Northville 66 pts
3rd Plymouth 97 pts
4th Canton 130 pts
5th Salem 150 pts
6th Howell 180 pts
7th Hartland 192 pts
8th Churchill 192 pts
9th Novi 226 pts
10th Franklin 246 pts
11th Stevenson 280 pts
12th Dearborn 333 pts
13th Wayne NTS
14th John Glenn NTS
15th Fordson NTS
16th Belleville NTS

Olivia Millen 18:30.9 2nd Medal 1st Team All Conference
Marissa Henry 18:58.9 7th Medal 1st Team All Conference
Kiersten McBride 20:40.6 44th
Elizabeth MacLellen 20:47.2 45th
Abby Siddall 21:09.9 52nd
Grace Landon 21:29.4 61st
Gracie Gumbel 21:40.4 65th
Maddie Price 21:23.8 10 JV
Esha Bingi 21:25.4 11 JV
Emma Fairchild 21:30.2 15 JV
Samantha Rousseau 21:34.4 18 JV

Coach Dave Gerlach’s Comments:
“Championship competitions require athletes to step up all aspects for success. Today we didn’t have our mojo or look. I could tell something was different from the minute we boarded the bus. We had some more adversity and could not overcome it. In races like this everyone is amped up and in great shape. You need to get out at the start and settle in with a group of people to pull through the race. Our top two had terrific starts and did just that. Olivia and Marissa are athletes on a mission right now. From the gun they were focused and knew what they wanted to do. Olivia got out with a group of six who slowly broke apart through the race. Olivia then really raced smart through 2.5 and put the hammer down in the last quarter mile for Conference runner up. Marissa has been another unbelievable competitor. She got out hard and hung around the 10th place through mile two. Marissa came entered the woods with around a mile to go and turned up the pace. She had that look in her eye and really hunted through the finish line in 7th for 1st team all conference honors. Elizabeth MacLellan has been working extremely hard all year and continues to amaze us with yet another season personal best.”