The Saugatuck girls’ cross country team had seen its finishes at the Division 4 state finals slipping somewhat the past few years.
Ranked ninth in the final state poll, the Otsego boys’ cross country team wasn’t considered among the favorites to secure one of the top spots at the Division 2 state finals on Saturday, Nov.
How well does Sauagatuck boys' cross country coach Rick Bauer know his athletes? Based on
How well does Sauagatuck boys’ cross country coach Rick Bauer know his athletes?
Based on the following scenario, quite well indeed.
Three, two, one.
That’s the path the Otsego girls’ cross country team took to winning a state championship.
That one word pretty much sums up the performance turned in by the Saugatuck girls’ cross country team at the Division 4 regional meet in Allendale on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Otsego senior Jacob Starr is passionate about running.
How passionate, you ask?
Well, consider this: He hasn’t missed a single day of running since he was in eighth grade.
What a difference a week can make.
With his team ranked first in Division 2, Otsego girls’ cross country coach Steve Long knows full well the Bulldogs have a large target affixed squarely on their backs.
It was a great evening for ducks or cross country runners.