GH girls run past state-ranked Rockford

Grand Haven's girls cross country team scored an impressive victory over the Rockford Rams on Wednesday while the Buccaneers' boys were not so fortunate. Rockford won the boys' race, ending Grand Haven's streak of 17 consecutive dual meet victories dating back to the 2009 season. "This is a day I will remember forever,' said Bucs' coach Greg Russick, whose team scored a 21-40 win over the Rams and a 15-50 win over Muskegon.
Tribune Staff
Oct 6, 2011

The No. 6-ranked Bucs placed eight runners in the top 10 against the No. 7-ranked Rams and had 14 runners finish ahead of Muskegon’s No. 1 finisher.

The Bucs’ Claire Borchers was second overall with a time of 19 minutes, 19 seconds. Roxy Glasser ran a fantastic race to place third in 19:24, while Julia Stock placed fourth in 19:27.

In the boys’ race, the Buccaneer boys came up short against the No. 8-ranked Rams, falling 22-37.

Grand Haven’s Ryan Duff took second with a time of 16:32. Schalk Vanniekerk ran to a fourth-place finish in 17:01 despite being sick, and Justin Pippel was seventh at 17:16. Turner Sale placed 11th at 17:48, and Dylan Tarr finished in 18:03. Sam Schurkamp (18:15) and Zach Duff (18:18) rounded out the top seven for Grand Haven.

The Bucs dominated Muskegon at the same meet on Wednesday, 15-48, improving to 4-1 in league action.

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