Senior Anne Forsyth and sophomore Zofia Dudek both placed among the top 15 runners to help lead the Pioneer girls’ cross country team to a solid fourth-place finish on Saturday at the wet and chilly MHSAA Division 1 state championship at Michigan International Speedway.
The Pioneers crossed the finish line with 180 points. Troy finished first with 127 points followed by Northville (132) and Rockford (153).
Forsyth placed 11th overall with a time of 18 minutes, 10 seconds to pace the Pioneers. Dudek was close behind, taking 13th place in 18:13.0.
Pioneer senior Elizabeth Kos was 37th in 18:54.9 followed by sophomore Anna Vogel (49th, 19:08.8) and junior Mallory Dawes (70th, 19:25.9). Freshman Karlie Gardner ran a time of 19:26.7 and junior Carly Maynard ran a time of 20:04.8 for the Pioneers.
Skyline finished in 23rd place and were paced by seniors Chrysanthe Patselas (82nd place, 19:38.5) and Camille Kukor (92nd place, 19:47.2). Freshman Laura O’Brien was 105th (19:53.6) followed by senior Lydia Gilbert (109th, 19:55.6); sophomore Lucia Sanchez (152nd, 20:35.2); freshman Catrin Koselka (21:01.4); and sophomore Arielle Melong (22:12.6).
Huron junior Callie Hastie was 67th in 19:04.6.
In the Division 2 race, Father Gabriel Richard finished 14th overall with 359 points.
Lansing Catholic had three runners in the top five – led by first-place runner Olivia Theis (16:52.1) – to finish first with 77 points.
The Fighting Irish was led by Claire McNally. The senior ran a time of 18:49.7 to finish 13th overall.
Junior Ember Larson was 47th (19:41.2); freshman Izzie Lashaway was 76th (20:11.6); sophomore Caroline Bodary was 109th (20:43.0); and senior Anna Vogel was 114th (20:44.8).
Seniors Dana Bodary (21:00.4) and Sarah Bindon (21:42.3) also ran for FGR.