Former GHSXC runner Charlend Howard was 2nd at the prestigious Roy Griak Invite in Minnesota this weekend, pacing his UW Oshkosh team to a 1st place overall finish. As an all-stater for GHS he went 15:50 at MIS in the D2 XC finals in 2012. He was the last GHS overall BNC conference champion. Charlend's results here RESULTS
In addition, the Smith twins, Alexis and Katelyn were part of Northern Michigan University's 3rd place finish at the Griak Invite. Alexis finished as NMU's 5th girl and Katelyn was 7th. NMU was 9th in the D2 National XC race last season and returns all runners in addition to the Smith girls. Full results here - NMU RESULTS The Division 2 portion of the Griak Invite featured 40 teams and almost 400 runners.