St. Clair boys CC ranked 7th in Division 2; Yale 18th

St. Clair boys CC ranked 7th in Division 2; Yale 18th

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St. Clair boys CC ranked 7th in Division 2; Yale 18th

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St. Clair and Yale are among the top 20 boys cross country teams in Division 2 according to Mile Split Michigan.

The website, dedicated to track and cross country in the state, ranked the state’s teams based on top 5K times of its returning runners, and St. Clair is seventh in Division 2, while Yale is 18th.

The Croswell-Lexington girls checked in at No. 25 for the Division 2 girls.

For the boys, Clio is the No. 1 ranked team in Division 2, with East Grand Rapids second and Corunna third.

St. Clair has 479 points in the hypothetical meet that Mile Split ran with the numbers – Clio had 177. That’s based on times from Jack Keais, Collin Higgins, Walker Child, Brendan Parr and Josh Williams.

Yale is at 812 with times from Brendan Macias, Carlos Soto, Andrew Vincent, Remington Martin and Noah Terpening.

Grand Rapids Christian is the No. 1 returning team in Division 2, and looks to be a heavy favorite with just 89 points in the hypothetical meet.

Cros-Lex is at 887 with times from Megan Cates, Miranda Cates, Calli Townsend, Genevieve Milletics and Lauren Barbarich.

The site has also ranked the top seniors in the state, regardless of division, and it should come as no surprise that Algonac’s Morgan Beadlescomb and Port Huron’s Rachel Bonner are high on that list.

Bonner is second in the Class of 2016 behind Sarah Kettel of Capital Homeschool. Kettel and Capital don’t compete in the MHSAA. Bonner’s personal best of 17 minutes, 38.1 seconds is less than 14 seconds behind Kettel’s (17:24.97), about the same distance as between Bonner and Holly Bullough (17:51.3) of Traverse City St. Francis who is third.

Beadlescomb is fifth among the boys in the Class of 2016. Anthony Berry of Traverse City Central is first, followed by Isaac Harding of Rockford, Zac Benham of Mason County Central, Chaz Jeffress of Salem and Beadlescomb. There are about nine seconds separating the top 5 with Berry at 15:21.1 and Beadlescomb at 15:30.7.

Contact Paul Costanzo at (810) 989-6251 or pcostanzo@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @PaulCostanzo.

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