Panther harriers win own invitational
STANDISH -- Standish-Sterling Central registered 29 points to take first place in the boys' portion at its own 6-team Lakeside Invitational Cross-Country Meet Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Pinconning won the girls portion with 38 points.
Pinconning's Ben Hemstreet won the boys race, covering the course in 19:17, while Emily Short of Tawas took first in the girls race, setting a new course record with a 20:55 clocking.
In the boys' meet, Pinconning was second (41), Hale third (97), Tawas fourth (106), Fairview fifth (118) and Oscoda sixth (130).
In the girls meet, Hale took second (63), Tawas third (69), Fairview fourth (83), and Standish fifth (85). Oscoda didn't have enough runner to qualify for a team score.
Nick Brandenburg led SSC to first in the boys' race, placing second in 19:59. The Panthers' Daren Johnson placed third (20:42), Josh Golimbieski fifth (20:59), Aaron Colamarino eighth (21:11), and Clarence Johnson 11th (21:19).
Emily Podgornaik led the way for the Pinconning girl's team, finishing second in 21:58. The Spartans' Jessica Vidalez placed fourth (22:45), Shannon McDougal seventh (21:19), Chelseas Szperski 12th (26:16), and Jenn Bargeron 13th (26:20).
Other area harriers claiming top-10 finishes in the boys' race by school were:
Pinconning -- Drew Hoder, fourth (20:49); Travis Wascher, seventh (21:09); Mason VAndenboom, 10th (21:17).
Hale -- Tyler Braun, ninth (21:16).
Fairview -- Nicke Kalbfleish, sixth (21:01).
Thirty-four runners finished the boys race.
Other area harriers claiming top-10 finishes in the girls' race by school were:
Hale -- Lauren Brown, sixth (23:50); Kelsey Scott, ninth (24:31).
Fairview -- Camille Szubelak, third (22:03).
Standish -- Sara Stanley, fifth (23:09); Ashley Pickvet, eighth (24:21).
Thirty-five runners finished the girls race.