Wildcats finish 6th at State race

At the OAA Red Championship race in October Wildcat Sophomore Mallory Bigelow, left, finished second overall. Photo by J. Newell

 Oxford sophomore Mallory Bigelow led the Wildcats during their run in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Girls Cross Country Division 1 State Championship, at the at Michigan International Speedway, last Saturday. In the field of 28 teams, Oxford finished in sixth place with 255 points. The top team was Holland West Ottowa, with a 97 score. The top runner in the 5,000 meter race was Holland sophomore Helen Sachs with a time of 17:18.74.

Bigelow finished in 20th place with a time of 18:48.67; sophomore Taylor Brodeur finished 56th with a time of 19:27.49; junior Braydee Elling finished 66th (19:34.56); sophomore Jamie Patterson finished 137th (20:10.12); junior Aubrey Mery finished 138th (20:10.57); senior Addison Lester finished 237th,

(21:30.89); and junior Natalie Bales finished 246th with a time of 21:45.89.

The girls qualified for the state meet winning the MHSAA Girls Cross Country Division 1, Regional 8 meet, Oct. 29

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