SL girls cross country one step closer to league title

Spring Lake junior Brittany Beeler's speed on a straightaway on a cross country course is unmatched in the Lakes Eight Conference this fall. Unfortunately, the multiple twists and turns on the course at Rycenga Park played as an advantage to the field trying to catch the talented Laker on Tuesday in the second conference jamboree.
Nate Thompson
Oct 5, 2011

It wasn’t enough, as Beeler captured first-place with a time of 19 minutes, 16 seconds, propelling the Lakers to their second-straight jamboree win. The Lakers totaled 29 points, beating runner-up Fremont by 14. Fruitport placed sixth with 168 points.

There is one jamboree remaining, which will be held at Fremont on Oct. 18. If Spring Lake can complete the sweep, it will clinch its first conference title since 2009.

“At the beginning of the year, we always talk about three rings,” said Spring Lake coach Aaron Andres. “In one ring is the conference title; the second is regionals; then the third is to move on to state. Many times, the first one is overlooked by teams, but it’s nice these girls have made it a top priority.”

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