Rudyard girls finish 2nd at Autumn Classic
RUDYARD -- Rudyard picked up a second-place finish in the Rudyard Bulldog Autumn Classic cross country Meet held on Saturday.
Rudyard came in with 61 points, 30 behind the Cheboygan Chiefs, who won the girl's competition. Harbor Springs was third with 93, while the Sault was fourth with 100. Newberry placed fifth with 129, and Cedarville was sixth with 141. St. Ignace was seventh with 147, while Pickford and Inland Lakes were eighth and ninth, respectively.
Stephanie Folkersma of Rudyard was the top local finisher. She toured the course in 21:11.
Also for Rudyard, Alisha Thompson (22:13), finished 10th, while Charlotte Folkersma was 11th (22:27). Sara English and Natalie Spencer were 18th and 19th for the Bulldogs.
For the Sault, Lindsey LaLonde finished 12th (22:38), while Sandra Day (22:43) was 13th. Stephanie Day finished 20th (23:38), and Jessica Green was 24th.
Kyle Richards of Newberry finished seventh (21:52), while Sarah Weinreis and Stephanie Norris were 21st and 22nd, respectively. Megan Fair placed 37th.
For the Cedarville Trojans, Kara Griffin finished 17th (23:12), while Emily Feldhake finished 23rd. Lindsay McLeod and Liz Reno were 26th, and 27th, respectively.
For St. Ignace, Kaitlin McDonald placed 14th (22:45), while Haily Brown was 25th. Rebecca Weiss was 29th, and Kate Springsteen was 36th.
Pickford's top finisher wasLindsey Bawks in 16th place (23:04). Emily Lamb was 30th for the Panthers, while KayLynn Portice was 32nd. Stephanie Savoie placed 40th.
In the boys meet, Josh Hofbauer of Harbor Springs set a new course record. He ran the race in 16:02, and helped the Rams win the meet by 47 points.
Harbor Springs finished with 20 points, while Cedarville was second with 67. Cheboygan was third with 96, and the Sault was fourth with 113. Rudyard was fifth with 120, and Inland Lakes was sixth with 175. Newberry was seventh with 180, St. Ignace finished eighth with 188, and Pickford was ninth with 204.
Jason Sweeney of Cedarville was the top local finisher. He finished fifth (17:20). Chad Schlosser and Trevor Sigman were 11th (17:59), and 12th (18:08). Mike Thompson was 17th (18:40).
For the Sault Blue Devils, Craig Cooper placed eighth (17:33), while Jake Green was 16th (18:35). Walter Bennette was 23rd, and Kyle Waisanen was 27th.
Rudyard's top finisher was Justin Hoolsema. He finished 13th (18:08), while Alex Malaski was 20th (18:46). Kyle Rice was 25 for the Bulldogs, while Jason Gregg was 28th.
Dave Trembath was Newberry's top finisher in 30th place, while Nick Engman was 33rd. Mike Sevarns placed 36th, and Brian Betterly was 40th.
The St. Ignace Saints were led by Tim Mullens, who finished 20th, while Pat Springsteen and Don McLeod were 31st and 32nd. Kody King was 47th.
Carl Morrison led the Pickford Panthers with a 21st place finish, while Chris Thompson was 37th. Andrew Barry was 43rd.
In the JV meet, Sault Blue Devil Tyler Gage was the top boys finisher (18:28), while Ashlee Andrews of the Sault was the top girls runner (23:56).
Jeff Thuss of LSSU won the men's open division (16:04).