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Chieftain girls split with Otsego, Berrien Springs

Published 8:53pm Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Dowagiac girls cross country team split with Otsego and Berrien Springs at its Wolverine Conference Triangular hosted by the Bulldogs Tuesday.

The Chieftains defeated the Shamrocks 28-29, but were beaten by Otsego 15-50.

The Dowagiac boys team was swept, falling to the Bulldogs 15-49 and to the Shamrocks 20-39.

Holly Luth grabbed a 10th place finish to lead the Chieftain girls team as she finished with a time of 22:53.

“Our girls had a very exciting race against Berrien Springs, which thankfully resulted in a win,” Dowagiac coach Ken Jordan said. “Our top seven girls ran well, but the meet was won when Paige Schaus, Jennifer Schause and Katie Murphy all passed Berrien Springs’ fifth runner in the last 400 meters.”

Ben Thompson was ninth in the boys race to lead Dowagiac with a time of 19:32.


Wolverine Conference Triangular

at Otsego

Girls results

Otsego 15, Dowagiac 50

Dowagiac 28, Berrien Springs 29


Overall winner

Jessica Need (BS) 20:47


Dowagiac finishers

10. Holly Luth 22:53; 13. Christina Preston 23:20; 16. Cali Rank 24:31; 17. Sarah Long 24:52; 19. Paige Schaus 25:11; 20. Jennifer Schaus 25:26; 21. Katy Murphy 25:29; 23. Kendra Wilson 25:45; 26. Corinne Kasper 29:55; 27. Morgan Bonomo 30:14; 28. Brittany Smith 31:22; 29. Heather Stolpe 33:55; 30. Olga Dickson 34:54; 32. Madelyn White 35:19; 33. Amy Schaus 35:22


Boys results

Otsego 15, Dowagiac 49

Berrien Springs 20, Dowagiac 39


Overall winner

Justin Starr (O) 16:39


Dowagiac finishers

9. Ben Thompson 19:32; 12. Dean Klann 20:02; 17. DeYonte Sullivan 21:30; 18. Sean Thompson 21:44; 21. Jacob Peters 23:56; Tony Kidman 24:14; 24. Shane Filley 27:30

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