from staff reports
MANCELONA — St. Francis placed five girls in the top 18 Thursday to win the Mancelona Invitational.
The Gladiators finished with 57 points. Johannesburg-Lewiston was second with 93 and Charlevoix third with 102.
Charlevoix's Amber Way was the overall winner in 18:10. St. Francis freshman Holly Bullough came in second (18:38), St. Ignace's Sarah Cullip third (19:09), East Jordan's Kayla Kane fourth (19:21) and Charlevoix's Olivia Certa fifth (20:09).
Also scoring for the Gladiators: Lauren Buckel 11th (21:42), Maddy Danz 12th (21:43), Krissi Dressler 14th (21:48) and Annie Lyman 18th (22:22).
Charlevoix won the boys meet with 70 points. Mancelona placed second with 104 and St. Francis third with 118.
East Jordan's Josh Wojan took first (16:32). He was followed by Bellaire's Troy Clovis (17:16), Johannesburg's Andrew Morhouse(17:17), East Jordan's Gabe Hawley (17:39), Charlevoix's Tristen Rudolph (17:46) and Mancelona's Shayne Dingman (17:54).
Charlevoix had three other runners in the top 15 — Chris Young ninth (18:03), Jackson Buday 11th (18:22) and C.J. Rice 15th (18:44).
Mancelona's Alex Carter came in 14th (18:40) and Steven Fox 19th (18:53).
Mark Mol placed 10th (18:12) for St. Francis. Nick Fisher was 20th (18:54), Connor Archer 21st (18:55) and Matt Mawby 26th (19:20).
GT Academy, Manton win at Mesick Invite
Grand Traverse Academy used its depth to capture the girls title in the Mesick Invitational.
The Mustangs finished with 53 points, Manton 67 and McBain NMC 72.
Glen Lake's Kaitlin Grigg was the overall winner in 20:40.8. Buckley's Marlee Harris was second in 20:53.9.
Grand Traverse Academy was sparked by Abby Fifarek (sixth in 21:19.9), Alisa Campos (ninth in 22:38.7), Molly Ritsema (11th in 22:56.3) and Rowan Estenick (13th in 23:05.1).
McBain NMC's Adri Sigafoose came in third (21:00.5) and Kylie Lanser fourth (21:12.2).
Frankfort's Isabelle Putney finished fifth (21:17) and Glen Lake's McKenna Turrill seventh (22:04.2).
Manton claimed the boys title with 45 points. Grand Traverse Academy was second with 67 and Mesick third with 75.
Mesick's Zack Workman was the individual winner in 17:34.3). He was followed by Suttons Bay's Alex Kraft (18:13.6), Manton's Dillion Gouge (18:34.5), McBain's Tyler Sterk (18:37.2), Lake Leelanau St. Mary's Drew Pobuda (18:45.9), Manton's Jordan Sinkel (18:49.4), Buckley's Nathan Schichtel (18:51.6), Lake City's Evan Wahr (18:52.1), Manton's Tommy Brettschneider (19:05.6) and Grand Traverse Academy's Austin McQueer (19:07.3), Dallas Hanna (19:13.5) and Aaron Kostrzewa (19:36.7).