2017-09-13 / Sports

Record-setting day

Ford breaks MHS cross country mark


Riley Ford Marlette Riley Ford Marlette ALGONAC – Riley Ford of Marlette had a very good season in cross country as a freshman at Marlette last fall. She has already topped that just a couple of weeks into the 2017 campaign.

Ford, a Division 3 State qualifier a year ago, broke the Marlette girls’ school record on Saturday with a time of 19:27 in the Muskrat Invitational at Algonac. Finishing second overall in the combined Div. 2-3-4 race, she broke the old school record by nine seconds. That mark of 19:31 was set by Lorraine Foster in 1983.

“It was an amazing race,” was Coach, and uncle, Chris Titus’s short comment. He also added that he was pleased with his young team’s overall performance – 8th among 18 schools.

The Lady Pioneers of Cros-Lex finished third in the team standings behind St. Clair and Armada. Leading C-L was sophomore Lily Connelly, finishing fourth in a time of 20:12.

In the boys race at Algonac, Cros-Lex finished second behind a powerful St. Clair squad. Senior Noah Yankee led the way for the Pioneers with a 5th place time of 16:50.

Hatchet Inv.

The Lady Eagles of Deckerville continued their impressive start to the cross country season by finishing third, among 19 schools, at the Hatchet Invitational in Bad Axe on Saturday.

Ubly was first with 76 points, Imlay City was second with 84 and Deckerville was close behind with 99.

Senior Kylee Colesa led the way for the Lady Eagles with her third place time of 20:36.14. Abigail Sanford was next, placing ninth in 21:34.6.

Brown City’s Whitley Blake, a junior, was fourth in 21:44.3

In the boys team standings, Deckerville took fifth place. The Eagles were led by Stephen Barker’s fourth place time of 17:36.49.

Sandusky’s Colton Cowley placed third overall in a clocking of 17:30.42.

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