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.
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.
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).