Congratulations to the girls cross country team on their 8th place finish out of 27 teams competing at the state meet on Saturday. With 240 individual competitors, Meridith DeLuca finished in 4th place with a personal best and new school record time of 18:47.9. Nicole Bush also had a personal best time in 49th place. Nadine Peterson finished in 80th place with a season record. Chloe Johnston came in at 138th place with a personal best, and Katie Kierczynski finished in 146th place.
The first boy in school history to compete at the state level, Andrew Morehouse, finished in 87th place out of 242 competitors with a personal record and new school record time of 17:45.6. It was a great day! Thanks for a great year everyone.
Cross-country Regionals roundup: J-L girls, DeLuca crowned champs
CENTRAL LAKE — The Johannesburg-Lewiston girls’ cross-country program continues to outdo itself.
Last season, the Cardinals qualified for their first-ever State Finals by taking second place at the Regional. This year, J-L won its first-ever regional, placing three in the top 10 of the Division 4 Regional at Central Lake.
Senior Meridith DeLuca became J-L’s first Regional champion by winning the race by 24 seconds (19:09).
The Cardinals will compete at the Division 4 State Finals Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
Also making All-Regional for the Cardinals was senior Nicki Bush (fifth, 21:09) and junior Nadine Peterson (eighth, 21:17). Junior Katie Kierczynski missed the distinction by just one place as she was 15th with a time of 22:13. A solid race also was turned in by sophomore Chloe Johnston, who was 17th (22:21).
J-L sophomore Andrew Morehouse also will be going to the State Finals after turning in an All-Region time of 17:50 (sixth). He’ll be joined there by fellow Otsego County resident Luke Wisniewski, who was St. Mary’s top finisher at 14th (18:29), good for All-Regional status.
As a team the Snowbird boys were fifth. Junior Dylan Masko took 18th (18:39), senior Luke Brown 25th (19:08), eighth-grader Nick Masko 30th (19:16) and junior Nick Lochinski 42nd (19:39). Other finishers for the Snowbirds included sophomores Adam Makarewicz (20:32) and Charles Strehl (21:24).
Also racing for J-L were eighth-grader Dimitri Capers (21:20), freshman Nick House (21:44) and sophomore Jace Radke (22:18).
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2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The JL girls cross country team brought home the grand champion trophy last night from the Gaylord Rotary Invitational. The girls placed 1st in all divisions with Meridith DeLuca in 2nd, Nikki Bush in 8th, Nadine Peterson in 9th, Chloe Johnston in 21st and Katie Kierczynski placing in 22nd place. Looking forward to Regionals on Friday. Great job ladies! The team is now ranked 9th in the state! On the men’s side Andrew Morehouse placed 8th, Dimitri Capers 90th, Jace Radke 91st and Nick House 92nd. Everyone had a great night despite the rainy cold weather.
DeLuca, Cards run away with SVC title
Gaylord Herald Times
CENTRAL LAKE — It was an ideal day for a run Wednesday afternoon at the Ski Valley Conference meet in Central Lake.
The Johannesburg-Lewiston girls team took advantage of the conditions, scoring only 23 points in a near landslide team conference championship.
Second place was Inland Lakes with 71 points, one point ahead of the third-place Onaway team. For J-L’s Meridith DeLuca it must be lonely at the top. DeLuca did not see another runner for the majority of the race, taking her second conference title in a row with a time of 19:37.
Isabella Tremonti of Mancelona finished a half minute back in second place.
The Cardinal’s Nicole Bush was third (21:38) and Nadine Peterson earned first team all-conference honors, placing fourth (21:40).
Rounding out the scorers for J-L was Chloe Johnston, placing ninth (22:52) and at 10th, Katie Kierczynski.
With the Lady Cards’ victory the team achieved their third conference title in as many years in only their fourth year as a team in the SVC.
The squad looks to continue with another streak Oct. 29 when they return to Central Lake for the Division 4 Regional Championships, attempting to qualify for the state meet for the second consecutive year. In last season’s regional meet J-L earned a second-place team trophy with DeLuca finishing in third place overall. In the boy’s race, the Cardinal’s Andrew Morehouse finished with all-conference honors in third place.
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October 15th, Fairview Leroy Maxie Invite ~ 10:30 am
J-L Cross Country Leroy Maxie Memorial Invitational Photos
The JL lady cards cross country team took first place at the Leroy Maxie Memorial meet in Fairview on Saturday. Meridith DeLuca finished in 1st place, Nikki Bush finished in 5th, Nadine Peterson finished in 8th, Chloe Johnston finished 12th and Katie Kierczynski finished 15th. Andrew Morehouse was second overall for the men setting a new school record of 17:18.
October 28th, Regionals at Central Lake
November 5th, States at Brooklyn
October 1st, Boyne Falls Logger Invite
J-L Cross Country Boyne Logger Invitational PHOTOS
Cross-country roundup: DeLuca sets record at Boyne as 4 Cardinals medal
BOYNE FALLS — Johannesburg-Lewiston senior Meridith DeLuca set a course record at last weekend’s Boyne Falls Logger cross-country invitational.
DeLuca won the race in a blistering time of 19:36. The Cardinals placed three in the top 10 and four in the top 20. Nicki Bush finished sixth (21:19), Nadine Peterson eighth (21:35) and Katie Kierczynski 20th (23:09). J-L only ran the four runners so the Cardinals did not count in the team standings.
The St. Mary girls placed 10th, led by Christina Smith’s 14th-place finish of 22:43. Smith’s time was the fastest ever by a Snowbird girl on the Boyne Falls course. Personal-best times were recorded by Natalie Burzynski, Katie LeBlanc and Alice Kole.
J-L’s Andrew Morehouse placed sixth in the boys’ race with a time of 18:30. St. Mary finished fifth, led by Dylan Masko, who ran a personal best time of 19:18. Also for the Snowbirds, Luke Wisniewski was 22nd (19:26), Adam Makarewicz was 37th (20:08), Nick Masko was 40th (20:09), and Nick Lochinski was 41st (20:13).
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October 6th, Mancelona Invite ~ 4:00 pm
J-L Cross Country Mancelona Invitational PHOTOS
J-L Cross Country Ryan Shay Memorial 8/27/11 PHOTOS
SMH, J-L XC compete in Shay Invite
CENTRAL LAKE — The St. Mary boys cross-country team placed fourth while the Johannesburg-Lewiston girls finished second in the annual Ryan Shay Memorial Invitational in Central Lake Saturday.
The St. Mary boys finished with 107 points, just four points from Mancelona in third place.
First place for the Snowbirds was Luke Wisniewski at 17th place overall, followed by Adam Makarewicz at 19th, Dylan Masko at 20th, Luke Brown at 24th and Gabe Nowicki at 43rd.
The top five finishers for St. Mary were separated by 13 seconds.
For the St. Mary girls, Chrissy Smith ran a team-high 12th place.
For the J-L girls, senior Meridith Deluca finished first overall with a time of 12:29, the only girl to break 13 minutes. Nicole Bush finished fifth, Nadine Peterson took 19th, Katie Kierczynski placed 25th and Chloe Johnston was 26th to round out the scoring for J-L.
Andrew Morehouse took 22nd for the J-L boys.
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J-L Cross Country East Jordan Invitational 8/31/11 PHOTOS
DeLuca, Howard top finishers at mud run
September 10th ~ Charlevoix Mud Run
J-L Cross Country at Charlevoix Mud Run PHOTOS
Gaylord Herald Times
CHARLEVOIX — Otsego County boasted two of the top finishers at Saturday’s memorable Charlevoix Mud Run.
The unique race features a number of different obstacles, from incredibly muddy conditions to logs where the racer is forced to jump.
In the girls race, Johannesburg-Lewiston’s Meridith DeLuca navigated the course best, taking first overall with a time of 20:08.
Gaylord High’s Charlend Howard had a similar experience in the boys race, taking second place with an impressive time of 17:33.
Overall, the Blue Devil boys placed fourth, with St. Mary taking 16th and J-L placing 19th. Gaylord’s boys were just 50 seconds away from placing first.
On the girls side, Gaylord was sixth overall, followed by J-L (eighth) and St. Mary (18th).
“It’s not the start I was looking for, but not bad,” said Gaylord coach Jeff Kalember. “We’ll hit the speed work this week and be back on our game next week for the first Big North meet.”
Gaylord had a number of boys finish strong in the 11-12 race, as Nate Fischer placed seventh (18:09), Ian Callison 18th (19:07), Jake Pasternak 26th (19:28), Chris Ryan 35th (20:10), Sean Hope 39th (20:23), Jacob Henley 46th (20:55) and Josh Winchester 48th (21:36).
Luke Brown was St. Mary’s top upperclassmen finisher with a 50th-place time of 21:36.
Leading the Gaylord upperclassmen girls was Katelynn Dreyer, who was 14th with a time of 22:15. Following her was Geena Duff (16th, 22:23), Megan Borgeson (21st, 22:58), Maria Warren (30th, 23:19), Paige Hypio (32nd, 23:35), Noelle Warren (43rd, 24:17) and Cindy Fiser (50th, 24:35).
J-L’s Nicole Bush followed DeLuca with a 22nd-place time of 22:59, while Nadine Peterson took 35th with a time of 23:41.
St. Mary junior Christina Smith placed 33rd overall, with a time of 23:38.
There were a number of boys who placed high among ninth and 10th-graders. J-L’s Andrew Morehouse took 11th with a time of 19:55, while Collin Monusko led the way for Gaylord with a 13th-place time of 20:02. Also for the Blue Devils, Josh Green was 17th (20:24), Sterling McPherson was 21st (20:39), Matt Sullivan was 34th (21:40) and Tristan Starks was 36th (21:46).
St. Mary’s Dylan Masko was 23rd with a time of 20:53, while Adam Makarewicz was 31st with a time of 21:35.
Top local finisher among 9-10 girls was J-L’s Chloe Johnston, who placed 43rd with a time of 25:04.
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September 17th, Ellsworth House on the Hill ~ 10:30 am
J-L Cross Country Ellsworth House on the Hill Photos
September 24th, Petoskey Invite ~ 9:30 am
J-L Cross Country Petoskey Invite Photos
DeLuca wins at Petoskey
PETOSKEY — Johannesburg-Lewiston senior Meridith DeLuca continues to emerge as one of the top Division 4 runners in the state.
DeLuca won a big invitational Saturday, acing the 16-team field at the Petoskey Invitational with a time of 20:00. The field in the invitational featured bigger schools like Alpena, Petoskey and Charlevoix. The Cardinals had four runners crack the top 25. Nadine Peterson was 12th (21:57), Nikki Bush was 13th (22:03) and Katie Kierczynski was 25th (24:12). In the 9-10 race, Chloe Johnston placed 23rd with a time of 24:08. J-L’s Andrew Morehouse placed 15th among 9-10 boys with a time of 18:48.
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Students ~ $3.00
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