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Boys - Nate Fischer had his season best race with a time that would have won this regional in 2008, that alone tells you how competitive it was this year. Nate's 7th place was also the fastest time by a GHS runner since Nick Lewis and Chris Olds hit the 15's in the 2003 season. Charlend Howard had a season best time to finish all regional in 15th. Although I don't think he was happy with his place, his time was phenomenal. Joe Jones and Ian Callison were just steps apart, finishing just seconds away from the top 10 and Bryan Slocum stepped up his game another notch as 5th man. Having Jake Pasternak out sick gave the boys a little extra determination today I think. Knowing that it would take a much bigger personal effort without him, they did it. Sean Hope was, once again, a solid 6th man with a near personal best time and Chris Ryan rounded out our varsity squad.
Girls - Amanda Olds was on her "A" game today, putting out her best season effort and time to finish all-regional for a third time in 8th overall. Amanda is one of those true "big meet" performers, with her best performances on the biggest days. As a senior we look to her on these days and today she came through big. I would note that Amanda was only 10 seconds off her 2008 regional time and she went on to all-state honors that season. Megan Borgeson earned her second all-regional honor with a solid 14th place finish and a season best time. Third girl Anna Kassuba just missed all-regional honors with a time that equalled her best last season. Paige Hypio and Geena Duff rounded out our varsity scoring with excellent efforts and great places. These two girls sealed the deal for us today. With Katelynn Dreyer not feeling 100% we needed someone to step up and both Paige and Geena did just that. Maria Warredn rounded out our varsity scoring.
Next saturday we look to MIS and Brooklyn Michigan for the girls 10th straight trip and the boys 2nd. Both teams will be gunning for a top ten finish in the Division 2 races.