St. Andrew sisters lead OHHS harriers to first
WEST BRANCH – On the strength of four runners finishing in the top eight Ogemaw Heights claimed first place in the first Northeast Michigan Conference Girls Cross-Country Jamboree of the season Tuesday, Sept. 22.
The Falcon team registered 35 points, Pinconning took second with 54, Tawas third with 62, Standish-Sterling Central fourth with 86, and Bay City John Glenn fifth with 137.
Sisters Shiloh St. Andrew and Cheyenne St. Andrew led OHHS to victory, with Shiloh placing fourth in 23:57.29, while Cheyenne crossed the line fifth in 23:57.51. Rounding out the Falcons’ top five finishers were Teya Immel in sixth (24:16.75), Adrien Steinhurst in eighth (24:17.60), and Keely Wyatt in 12th (25:41.59).
Emily Short of Tawas won the race with plenty of room to spare, crossing the line in 20:39.26.
Pinconning’s Jessica Vidalez took second in 22:06.77, while teammate Emily Podgorniak placed third in 22:13.43.
Sara Stanley led the Standish effort by placing ninth in 24:17.92.