Girls X-country finish strong at state finals

Mallory Bigelow, with her All-State certificate for finishing in the top 30. Photo provided.

By James Hanlon
Leader Staff Writer
The Oxford Girls Cross Country team finished 8th in the state, out of 28 teams in the Division 1 finals at the Michigan International Speedway Nov. 6. The team scored 299 points.
Freshman Mallory Bigelow led the team and was All-State (top 30) finishing in 19th place with a time 18:24. Braydee Elling ran an impressive race, setting a new personal record of 19:05, placing 57th. Taylor Brodeur finished 104th with a time of 19:35.
“This State Meet experience was a first for all seven of our runners,” Coach Sarah Canham said. “I was extremely pleased with how they raced. What a way to finish off an already impressive season, I couldn’t be more proud of these girls. I look forward to taking all of this momentum and success and building on it next season.”

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