Big North Conference Jamboree
Reported October 2, 2002 for the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Blue Devils finish 5th at BNC meet

ALPENA -- The Sault boys and girls cross country teams posted identical fifth-place finishes at the Big North Conference Jamboree on Tuesday.

The boys scored 122, while the girls finished with 128.

Tony Abramson was the top finisher for the boys, placing seventh. He toured the course in 17:13. Pete Duesing was next for the Sault, finishing 14th in 17:41. Walter Bennette finished 26th (18:43), while Craig Cooper was 33rd (18:56). Mike Ferraro (19:52), and Jake Green (19:58), finished 42nd and 43rd, respectively, while Mike Osterhout finished 45th (20:20).

Traverse City West won the boys meet with 43 points, while T.C. Central was second with 47. Petoskey was third with 90, and Cadillac was fourth with 113. Gaylord finished sixth with 128, and Alpena was seventh with 133. Cheboygan finished eighth with 228.

For the girls, Kayce Lawrence was the top Sault finisher. She earned a sixth-place finish in 21:01. Jennifer Corbiere placed 17th (22:07), while Emily Bennette was 31st (22.59). Melissa Kik placed 32nd (23:01), while Jessica Green was 42nd (24:45). Erin Gordon was 46th (25.45), and Amanda Tadgerson finished 51st (27:28).

For the Sault JVs, Ryan Gleason was the top finisher for the boys. He placed 15th in 19:48, while Kate Corbiere was the top finisher for the girls. She ran the course in 27:39 for a 23rd place finish.

The JV girls finished fourth in the meet with 130, while the boys were fifth with 148.

The girls Middle School team finished second in the meet with 46 points, while the boys team was third with 67.

Panthers win at Ellsworth

The Pickford girls cross country team won a 9-team meet. Rosanna Chapman won the event with a time of 23:05, while teammate Cortnie Brown was second in 24:09. Tiffany Campbell placed third in 25:01, while Megan Hunter was sixth in 25:25 and Kacey Nyberg was 10th in 27:58.

In the boys' meet, Pickford's Chris Thompson was 10th in 20:30. Luke Barry placed 25th in 23:29, while Ed Arbic was 31st in 25:50.