Rudyard Bulldog Classic
Reported October 14, 2002 for the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Rams rule Rudyard Classic

RUDYARD -- Harbor Springs captured both the boys and girls' meets at the 8th Rudyard Bulldog Classic Saturday.

The Harbor Springs boys took five of the top eight spots and compiled 26 points. Rudyard was second with 90 and Sault High was third with 93. Other area scores in the nine-team field included Pickford, 5th, 123; Newberry, 6th, 138; St. Ignace, 7th, 155; and Cedarville, 9th, 191.

Top 25 individual finishers received medals.

Brent Malaski led Rudyard, placing third in 16:48. Also for the Bulldogs, Justin Hoolsema was 13th, Josh Bywater 23rd, Kyle Rice 25th and Jason Gregg 26th.

Tony Abramson led the Sault with a fifth-place finish. He was followed by Craig Cooper and Jacob Green (16th and 17th), Mike Osterhout and Peter Duesing were 27th and 28th, while Jake Blaskowski was 33rd.

Brad Hunter of Pickford took second in 16:48, while Carl Morrison was 9th and Chris Thompson was 21st.

Luke Fowler led St. Ignace, finishing 11th. Jason Sweeney was Cedarville's top finisher, placing 20th.

In the girls meet, Harbor Springs won with 46 points. Newberry took third to lead area teams with 94 points, while Pickford was fourth with 96. Rudyard took fifth with 112, while the Sault was sixth with 134. St. Ignace was 8th with 173.

Stephanie Folkersma was fifth and Charlotte Folkersma was sixth to pace Rudyard.

Rosanna Chapman of Pickford placed 7th and Cortnie Brown was 10th. Megan Hunter was 16th and Kacey Nyberg was 24th.

Jill Robinson led Newberry with a 12th-place showing. Kyle Richards was 18th, while Laura Siuda was 20th and Stephanie Norris placed 21st. Hayley Brown of St. Ignace was 24th.

Jen Corbiere led the Sault girls with a third-place showing in a lifetime best time of 20.11. Diana Cryderman was 29th, Nina Ojala 32nd, Andrea Kokko 34th and Lexie Marchetti 36th.

In the junior varsity meet, the Sault boys took eight of the top 12 finishes, led by Walter Bennete, Ryan Gleason, Tyler Gage, Jared Gleason, Woody Merkel, Sean Mulkerns, Gary Herschell and Chris Knauf.

The Sault JV girls finished 1-2-3 individually. Amanda Tadgerson won, followed by Kate Corbiere and Katy Fortin.

In the middle school meet, the Sault girls won the team title and the Sault boys were second. Russell Smart took second in 12:16 to lead the boys. The Sault girls took five of the top 11 spots, led by Andrea Eldred (4th, 15:07) and Sandra Day (5th, 15:13). Alicia Thompson of Rudyard placed second in 14:54, while Leigh Ann Folkersma was third in 15:01.