Saline Middle School Cross Country

2014 Camp, Conditioning, Practice, and Race Schedule



2013 Season Summary

The 2013 Cross Country Saline Middle School season was one of accomplishments, broken records and teamwork. Both the Girls and Boys teams went undefeated in the SEC winning all three SEC Jamborees by comfortable margins.
The MS Girls team not only were undefeated in the SEC but went undefeated for the 2013 season. The girls’ team won the MSU Spartan Invite, the highly competitive Portage Invite, the Coaching Legends Invite, Run through the Meadows Invite and the Michigan Middle School Mega meet.
8th grader Jessi Larson’s 1st place finish and time of 11:19 at the MSU Spartan Invite broke the middle school cross country record previously held by Gillian Walter (old record 12:07). Jessi captured 1st place at the Michigan MS Mega meet while breaking her own record and setting a new school record of 11:15.
7th grader Emma Cummings also shined at the MSU Spartan Invite breaking the 7th grade record by running 12:06. The previous 7th grade record, 12:12, was held by Emma’s sister Hannah Cummings.

Jessi Larson had a standout season winning almost all of the races she competed in except for the Portage Invite where she was edged out at the finish line. Saline’s top 8 girls, Jessi, Emma, Mallory Castor, Maggie Finn, Katelyn Norman, Juliana Romero, Rachel Rosati and Abby Wilson consistently finished in the top of the field.  Saline’s girls’ future looks bright with Emma and Katelyn returning along with a talented group of 7th graders Kayla Fortino, Katie Miller and Katherine Weeden. Adding to the team will be 6th graders Emily Eitzman, Karen Englehuber, Lily Parra and Ella Woehlke.

The MS boys’ team was very competitive at the MSU Spartan Invite placing fourth overall, placing second at the Portage Invite, winning the Coaching Legends Invite and Run through the a Meadows Invite and placing second at the Michigan MS Mega meet having to go to their 6th man due to a tie score with White Pines (Saginaw) MS.

8th graders Neil Garg and Anthony Dekracker led the boys’ team throughout the season. Neil was the top Saline finisher at the MSU Spartan Invite, Pinckney Invite and the Coaching Legends Invite. Neil’s best time for the season was 11:03. Anthony Dekracker was the top finisher for Saline at the Portage Invite, Run through the Meadows invite and the Michigan MS Mega meet. Anthony’s best time for the season was 10:55. The boys’ team were also led by 8th graders Josh Cook, Aiden Delfuoco, Ian Greene, Tyler Kudlak, Derek Liemohn, Daniel Poupore and Adam Whitton. Saline’s boys future also looks bright as Jacob Dykman, a consistent top finisher for the team, Brock Boze, Bryce Brophy, Matthew Eitzman, and Win Walker will return. 6th graders Jamie Kolasinski and Kyle Schnitzer will add to the team depth for 2014.

The Saline MS coaches are proud of the dedication our runners give to their sport and to their teammates. Our MS runners embody the proud tradition of Saline Cross Country and the core values of Saline athletics, team, integrity, loyalty, responsibility, honesty, and accountability.

Check out the latest information for the 2013 Saline Middle School Cross Country season