Sault boys run first at Foxes and Hounds meet
NEWBERRY -- The Sault High boys captured the Foxes and Hounds cross country meet Saturday.
The meet employs a rather unique format, with each team's No. 7 runners starting the race. The No. 6 runners start 30 seconds later, and so on, until all the runners have started. This leads to some tricky scoring as the kids with the fastest times are not necessarily the winners.
For the boys varsity team, the Blue Devils dominated the meet finishing first in the 14-team field with a score of 35. Ishpeming was second with 54. Cedarville was third with 91, while Rudyard was sixth with 189. Newberry was eighth with 214, while Pickford and St. Ignace placed 10th and 11th, respectively.
Craig Cooper finished first in the race (18:15), while Mike Osterhout was seventh (18:04). Jacob Green was eighth (19:25), while Walter Bennette was ninth (18:26), and Tyler Gage finished 10th (19:07).
In the girls meet, the Sault finished fourth overall with 105 points in the 11-team field. Cheboygan won the event with 32 points, while the Rudyard Bulldogs were second with 81. Newberry placed sixth with 155, while Cedarville was eighth with 208, and St. Ignace was ninth with 291. Pickford placed 10th with 351.
For the Blue Devils, freshman Sandra Day led the way with a 15th-place finish (24:13), while Jennifer Corbiere was 16th (22:43). Lindsey LaLonde was 23rd (23.30), while Diana Cryderman was 25th (26:03), and Stephanie Day placed 26th (25:11).
For the junior varsity Mike Ferraro led the boys squad with a seventh-place finish. For the JV girls, Katy Fortin was the top Sault finisher, taking fourth (26:16).
Zach Ewing (12:59) finished 12th overall to pace the middle school boys, while Brittany Ockenfels (14:27) was fifth overall in the middle school girls meet.