2017-11-09 / Sports

Goodrich’s Lange seventh at state finals

By Sports Staff


Goodrich’s Jillian Lange pushes herself to finish strong at the Div. 2 state finals on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. 
Photo Provided Goodrich’s Jillian Lange pushes herself to finish strong at the Div. 2 state finals on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Photo Provided BROOKLYN – Goodrich’s Jillian Lange cracked the top ten to medal at Saturday’s Div. 2 state finals meet held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Lange finished in 18:27 to take seventh place. The top 30 runners received medals.

The Goodrich girls took 18th as a team, accumulating 422 points on the day. Lansing Catholic took first with 77. Grand Rapids Christian was second with 145 and DeWitt was third with 197.

As a junior, this was Lange’s third state finals and her best time thus far. As a sophomore, Lange also took seventh with a time of 18:49.1 and as a freshman, Lange was 31st in 19:09.9. Lange was a minute and a half behind the first-place finisher, who broke the Div. 2 state finals record for girls with a 16:52.1 time. The remainder of the girls who placed in front of Lange were all less than a minute in front of her.

Raegan Lauinger finished in 19:57.7 to place 90th. Hannah Durant was 126th in 20:19.8. Noelle Morhman was 140th in 20:31.4. In 231st was Sarra Watkins with 22:22.9. Camille Henrie finished in 23:48.7 for 247th and Cami Rossell was 250th in 24:46.2.

Mark Wood was the lone Goodrich boy to advance to the state finals. In a field of 245 runners, Wood was 98th in 17:03.2. The top 100 boys were a narrow field, with times ranging from 15:12.2 for first and 17:03.4 for 100th. – K.R.

Div. 1

Grand Blanc only had two runners qualify for the state championship on Saturday. Jackson Turnbow finished in 16:50.6 and 136th overall in the boys’ race. Caitlyn Rose ran 19:09.3 in the girls’ race and placed 77th overall.

Other results:

The Grand Blanc boys also ran in the Tortoise & Hare Post-A-PR Invite at Huron Meadows Metro Park last Wednesday, placing eighth overall with 211 in a field of 24 teams. Monroe won the event with 122, Ann Arbor Huron was second with 133 and Ann Arbor Pioneer was third with 166.

Turnbow sat out the race to prepare for the state meet, but senior Brendan Suski led the Bobcats with his PR of 16:58.6 and 13th overall in his final high school race. Cole Sobol was next with 17:01.5 in 16th place. Johnathan Buck was 23rd with 17:08. Senior Austin Rippee also set his PR in his final career race, finishing in 17:14.7 and 26th overall. Devin Miller was the final Bobcat to cross the finish line in 18:35.2. – J.O.

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