Chippewa Hills girls qualify for state meet

Warriors place third at cross country regionals

 REMUS – The home course advantage paid off for the Chippewa Hills girls cross country team.

The Division 3 regional meet on Friday was at Chippewa Hills and featured 13 girls teams. The top three qualify for the state finals on Nov. 5 at Michigan International Speedway.

Hart was first for the girls at 42 while Benzie Central had a 65 for second and Chippewa Hills was third at 110, Reed City finished fifth (150), Morley Stanwood eighth (239) and Pine River ninth (243).

Nora Smoes qualified for Reed City by placing 10th (20:40.93). Also for RC, Clara Smoes was 20th (21:27.46), Carly Carlson was 34th (22:51;99), Caelynn London 36th (22:55.19) and Makaya Watkins 50th (24:00.40).

For Chippewa Hills, Ava Hollandsworth was seventh (20:24.05), Quinn Hatfield was 11th (20:47.76), Haylee Livermore 27th (22:29.49), Augusta Bowman 30th (22:36.47) and Brookelynn Webster 35th (22:54.42).

Miranda McNeil of Morley Stanwood finished fourth (19:24.84) to qualify as an individual for the state meet. Also for MS, Claire Johnston was 28th (22:33.54), Grace Supanich 56th (24:16.12), McKenzie Houtman 68th (25:06.72), and Morgan Bennett 88th (29:15.74).

Elizabeth Rigling qualified for state for Pine River by placing 16th (21:02.49).

Division 2

Big Rapids placed 10th out of 12 teams and did not have a state qualifier. Oliviah Malloy was 30th (21:44.87), Gwen Rickard 35th (21:54.75), Summer Adams 53rd (22:57.66), Olivia Beauchamp 64th (23:43.96) and Isabella Caserta was 77th (25:38.23).