Hudsonville edges GH girls cross country team

In a meet featuring three of the top 10 ranked teams in the state, Grand Haven's girls cross country team edged No. 10 Grandville on Wednesday but fell short against third-ranked Hudsonville at Johnson Park in Grandville. "Our girls took eight of the top 17 places, but only three of the top 10,' said Buccaneers' coach Greg Russick. "Hudsonville, the fastest team in the state at this time, placed four girls in the top seven and beat us up front.' The Bucs beat the Bulldogs, 26-32, but fell to the Eagles, 27-30.
Tribune Staff
Sep 15, 2011


Grandville all-stater Sammy Mondry was the top finisher at 18 minutes, 44 seconds. Second was the Bucs’ Claire Borchers at 18:58. Julia Stock was sixth overall at 19:34, followed by Brooke Spruit in 10th place at 20:16. Roxy Glasser (11th), Priscilla VanHeest (12th), Kirsti King (13th), Cat Keegin (14th) and Lindy Vallier (17th) also ran well for the Bucs.

The Bucs will compete in the MSU Invitational on Friday.

The Buccaneers’ boys scored an emotional win over Grandville on Wednesday, a few days after falling to the Bulldogs at the West Ottawa Invitational.

Grand Haven’s Ryan Duff won the first race of his high school career, running a time of 16:49. Teammate Schalk Vanniekerk was second at 16:56, and Justin Pippelwas fourth at 17:03.

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