Girls’ Cross Country Does Well In Brighton

The Dexter girls cross country team had a great day at the Saline Hornet Early Bird Blue Varsity race on Friday, September 1. They ran on the Huron Meadows Metropark 5.000 meter course in Brighton, MI. It was a day for personal records: every girl on the team ran either a personal best (PR) or season best (SR) time, and sixteen girls medaled in the varsity race.

Star runner, and junior, Dani Waidley finished second overall. While it is expected that freshmen will have multiple PRs over the first few weeks of their first high school running season, it is not expected for them to place second on the team and finish 12th overall as Jaquelynn Terbush did. Senior Lindsey Hayter (15th) and sophomore Anna Varitek (19th) also ran strong, finishing in the top twenty out of 152 runners. Gigi Eisele, a senior, rounded off the top five from the team with her own PR. She was followed closely by teammates Abby McLean and Julia Bell.

Varsity race medalists with places and times are listed below.

Dani Waidley (2/152) 20:09.81
Jaquelynn Terbush (12/152) 21:20.79 (PR)
LIndsey Hayter (15/152) 21:50.92
Anna Varitek (19/152) 22:02.35
Gigi Eisele (23/152) 22:14.12 (PR)
Abby McLean (24/152) 22:16.21
Julia Bell (30/152) 22:44.91
Megyn Scafasci (40/152) 23:41.56
Grace Lopez (43/152) 23:51.96
Gabi Fracassi (45/152) 24:03.14 (PR)
Sabina Carty (51/152) 24:25.45
Sarah Read (58/152) 24:45.12
Emma Bradley (68/152) 25:06.05 (PR)
Emma Streetman (72/152) 25:16.63 (PR)
Josefine Bendiksby (73/152) 25:18.34 (PR)
Amanda Hubert (74/152) 25:20.42

Also running on Friday were Heather Brouwer, Rachel Bristow, Morgan Cobb, Kara O’Day, Chloe Vorias, Lydia Savatsky, and Gwen McCartney.

Complete results are available at

This article was submitted by Barbara Read.

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