Cross Country: Dexter girls win Holly/Duane Raffin Festival; boys finish fourth

The Dexter girls’ cross country team ran away with the Division 1 53rd annual Holly/Duane Raffin Festival on Saturday at Springfield Oaks County Park. The Dreadnaughts crossed the finish line with a winning 98 points, 16 ahead of second-place Salem.

Grand Blanc (115) was third, Fenton fourth (154) and Plymouth fifth (160) in the 17-team field.

Dexter had two runners out of the 113 finish in the top 10 and three in the top 15. Senior Amanda McGill continues her strong season with a fifth-place finish in 19:30. McGill has finished in the top 10 in every race this season including seventh in last week’s competitive SEC Jamboree.

SEE WLD PHOTO GALLERY FROM SEC JAMBOREE – 125 photos

The youngsters ran well for the Dreadnaughts. Fabulous freshman Alena Blumberg finished ninth with a time of  20:15.1 and super sophomore Kate Varitek was 15th in 20:32.5.

Seniors Hannah McComas (34th, 21:16.6), Annissa Sisson (35th, 21:19.1) and Ashley Mitchell (41st, 21:25.2) all ran well for Dexter.

Junior Quinn Hilla was 66th in 22:17.6.

Boys

The Dexter boys’ cross country team finished fourth in the Division 1 53rd annual Holly/Duane Raffin Festival on Saturday at Springfield Oaks County Park. The Dreadnaughts finished with 125 points, just four behind third-place finisher Plymouth and well ahead of fifth-place Catholic Central (151).

Lake Orion ran first with 62 points with Pinckney second (109) and Plymouth third (121) in the 20-team field.

Dexter had two runners finish in the top 15. Sophomore Brandon Anderson was ninth in 16:30.5 and senior Josh Lamb was 11th (16:45.2).

Senior Adam Hauser was 23rd (17:09.5), junior Owen Ackerman was 30th (17:20.7), junior Alex Hoffman was 52nd (17:48.2), senior Griffin Bentley was 69th (18:06.0) and senior Zachary Sawin was 73rd (18:13.3).

Boys Cross Country: Dexter runs fifth at SEC Jamboree (see WLD photo gallery – 125 photos)

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