Across the board, Pioneer was just a little faster than Saline at the second SEC jamboree Wednesday at Willow Metropark.
Pioneer, led by individual winner Anne Forsyth, won the meet with 26 points. Saline was second with 34. Skyline was a distant third with 80 points.
Every where a Pioneer girl finished, a Saline girl came in right behind them – at least in terms of scoring.
“The girls ran very well. A lot of the girls were at season or career bests, and they just about all finished where they needed to be. With the heat, it has been a tough week to train,” coach Carl Spina said.
Saline was led by Jessi Larson, who was second in 18:29.
Kayla Fortino was fourth in 19:07 – her personal best.
“Kayla really over-achieved today. She's just tougher than the average athlete,” Spina said.
Emma Cummings was seventh in a career-best 19:34.6.
“Emma has struggled recently, but she looks to be back at it,” Spina said.
Rebecca Cantrell was ninth in 19:40. Ella Woehlke was 12th in 19:58.
Juliana Romero, 18th, Katelyn Szafranski, 21st, Madeline Stewart, 26th, and Sarah Franko also ran for the varsity team.
The Hornets dominated the junior varsity race, winning with 19 points. Saline took five of the top six places.
Katherine Clark won the race in 20:56. Pioneer’s Catrin Koselka was second. She was followed by four Hornets – Katherine Weeden, Haley Greene, Ava Ignacio and Abigail Wilson.