Novak moves on to state finals in girls cross country

Novak moves on to state finals in girls cross country

By Jim Newell

Review Editor

Four Lake Orion girls varsity cross country runners competed in the Michigan High School Athletic Association 7-1 Region meet at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston on Friday.

And while the team’s season is now finished, senior Sophie Novak will move on to the MHSAA Division 1 state championship meet this Friday, her fourth appearance at a state meet.

Novak finished fifth overall at the regional meet, running the 5,000-meter course in 18:51.9, more than 30 seconds faster than her fourth-place overall finish at the pre-regional meet at 19:28.8.

Besides Novak, sophomore Annika Russell finished 53rd at 20:59, a season best time for her.

Freshman Lauren Dumeah finished 45th at 20:34.9, a personal record, edging out fellow freshman Mackie Shoskey, who finished 46th at 20:36.6.

Freshman Megyn Fox qualified for the regional meet but did not compete.

The Lake Orion girls varsity cross country runners finished fifth overall at the MHSAA 14-1 pre-regional cross country meet on Oct. 23, ending the season for the team as a whole.

 

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