On Saturday, WMC sophomore Abby VanderKooi competed in the Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Regional meet in Kenosha, Wisc. There, she raced against some of the top athletes from 13 states. The top ten athletes per gender qualify for the Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, Calif. on Dec. 14.
VanderKooi edged Ann Arbor's Zofia Dudek by three seconds, winning with a time of 17:17.8 ahead of Dudek's 17:20.5. The race turned into one Michigan state champion beating another, as Dudek won the Division 1 state final with Ann Arbor Pioneer and VanderKooi took the Division 4 crown last month. Dayton, Ohio's Taylor Ewert was next-best with a 17:24.9.