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Grosse Pointe South, Hannah Meier Place Second at Cross Country Finals

Blue Devils finish second as a team at the Division 1 cross country state championship.

Hannah Meier and the Grosse Pointe South girls cross country team finished second at the Division 1 girls cross country state championship on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, according to the MHSAA.

Meier finished second with a time of 17 minutes, 34.5 seconds. Erin Finn of West Bloomfield won the overall title with a time of 17:07.9.

Meier's performance helped Grosse Pointe South finish second in the team standings with 88 points. Birmingham Seaholm won the championship with 69 points.

Ersula Farrow of Grosse Pointe South finished eighth with a time of 18:05.3.

Other top runners for the Blue Devils were Kelsie Schwartz (18:22.9); Haley Meier (18:32.5); and Mary Spencer (18:56.8). Other competitors for GPS were Christina Firl and Megan Sklarski.

Allison Francis of Grosse Pointe North had a time of 19:43.8.

Boys

The Grosse Pointe South boys cross country team placed 27th. Bradley Sanford led the Blue Devils with a time of 16:42.8.

Other runners for South were Zachary Montgomery, Matt Geist, Jacob Knuth, Nicholas Debrunner, Michael Gates and Charles Warren.

Daniel Ciaravino of Grosse Pointe North had a time of 16:27.7.

John Hetzler (Editor) November 04, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Thanks to Steve Zaranek for adding photos from the finals, and congratulations to all the runners who competed.

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