On the eve of Halloween the girls cross country team captured their second straight Regional Championship and earning a spot in the State Championship next Friday Nov 6th. Arianne Olson (So.) was Regional runner-up in 18:34, while Abby Bonnema (Jr.) 6th, Sophie Bonnema (Jr.) 7th and Kaia Denhof (10th) all earned All-Region honors. Lillian Reiner (So.) rounded out the scoring in 26th place. Abby Green (Jr.) finished 41st place and Senior Emily Laird was 52rd in season best 21:35.
OK Red teams swept the girls team qualifying spots with West Ottawa winning with 38 pts, Jenison 75 pts, and Hudsonville 105 pts.
The cross country State Championship will look different than years past. The top two teams from each region will run in the second race while the third place teams from each region along with individual qualifiers will run in the first race. The results of both races will be compiled to determine team champions as well as individual All-State athletes. The girls team is currently ranked #2 and will race next Friday Nov 6th at 11:30 am.
Congratulations to Carston Cole from the boys XC team for also qualifying for the State Championship! Stay safe and GO WO!