The Father Gabriel Richard girls’ cross country team ran a great race on Saturday in awful conditions at the Division 2 Regional at Lake Erie Metropark. The Irish just missed qualifying for the state finals, placing fifth overall as a team.
Grosse Ile took first with 41 points followed by Divine Child, just one point behind. Milan was third with 68 points.
The top three teams and top 15 individuals qualify for the state finals on Saturday at MIS in Brooklyn.
Tecumseh was fourth (117), FGR was fifth (136), Chelsea sixth (154), Airport seventh (234), New Boston Huron eighth (236), Jefferson ninth (248), Riverview 10th (263), Trenton 11th (289), Flat Rock (12th, 289) and Summit Academy 13th (368).
FGR placed three runners among the top 25: sophomore Izzie Lashaway was 18th (20:36.2), junior Caroline Bodary was 24th (21:04.9) and junior Anna Opiteck was 25th (21:08.3).
Senior Ember Larson was 28th (21:19.8), junior Katelyn Villa was 41st (21:54.6), sophomore Sarah Hoban was 56th (22:43.1) and junior Jenna Locricchio was 84th (25:39.2).
Chelsea ran away with the boys’ cross country Regional on Saturday at Lake Erie Metropark with an impressive 36 points. The Bulldogs took five of the top 11 places to finish with 36 points.
Divine Child ran second with 81 points and Grosse Ile finished third with 123 points. Milan was fourth (135), Riverview fifth (147), Huron sixth (168), Adrian seventh (171), Trenton eighth (202), Summit Academy ninth (230), Tecumseh 10th (246), Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 11th (250), Carleton Airport 12th (298), Jefferson 13th (300), Flat Rock 14th (438), Romulus 15th (496) and Cesar Chavez (501).
Sophomore Kenny Lashaway led the Irish taking 19th overall in 17:28.9.
Sophomore George Reynolds was 47th (18:42.2), sophomore Joe Ghezzi was 59th (19:00.0), senior Joseph Kelly was 62nd (19:04.6), freshman Stephen Wojtanowski was 63rd (19:05.0), junior Mark Nitkiewicz was 68th (19:15.6) and senior Aidan Waroway was 96th (21:40.3).