Gallery: Saline Girls Cross Country Team Wins 13th Straight Regional Championship

 10/26/2014 - 00:32

The Saline varsity cross country team won the regional championship for the 13th straight year. Pictured are Haleigh Cummings, Hannah Fisher, Lillie Phelps, Abby Rentschler, Gillian Walter, Hannah Cummings and Jessi Larson on the shore of Lake Erie at Lake Erie Metropark.

Saline’s girls cross country team won its 13th straight regional championship Saturday at Lake Erie Metropark.

Running on a windy day and wet course, Saline place four runners in the top 10 and five in the top 15 to finish with 42 points – 14 better than second place Woodhaven and 23 better than third place Pioneer.

The victory automatically qualifies Saline for the MHSAA Division 1 finals at Michigan International Speedway Nov. 1. The girls race at 3 p.m.

Hannah Cummings finished second in 19:03.2 seconds. Cummings ran with Pioneer freshman Anne Forsyth for most of the race but Forsyth opened a late lead and Cummings couldn’t catch her. Instead, the Saline junior held off Wyandotte Roosevelt’s Robyn Loselle, who finished third in 19:04.2

Fellow junior Gillian Walter finished seventh in 19:47.5. Senior Abby Rentschler was eighth in 19:57. Freshman Jessi Larson made the all-region team in her first outing. She was 10th in 20:11.5. Lillie Phelps completed the Hornet scoring with a 15th place finish in 20:46.

Sophomore Hannah Fisher was 21st overall in 21:10. Haleigh Cummings was 26th in 21:35.

Last week the Lady Hornets won the SEC championship for the 19th straight year.

Tran Longmoore
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