BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
The Clinton River was high enough to create a splashy obstacle for runners from Clarkston Junior High and Sashabaw Middle School, as they raced through the annual Old Skool Classic at Wolcott Farm, Sept. 21.
Clarkston finished in second place during the girls varsity 2-mile race during the Old Skool Classic with 85 points out of 20 teams, and Sashabaw finished in eighth place with 191 points. Kennedy Mareches led the eighth grade runners from Clarkston with a third place finish at 13:20. The top five runners also included Alexandra Brigham in fourth place, 13:21; Anna Reineck, 13th, 14:34; Morgan Poploskie, 26th, 15:23; and Savannah Fletcher, 48th, 16:07.
Seventh grader Lily Miles led the team from Sashabaw as she finished in ninth place at the time of 14:04. The top five runners also included sixth grader Molly Labate in 46th place at 16:03; seventh grader Kendall Sieradski, 47th, 16:05; sixth grader Maren Studt, 50th; 16:10; and sixth grader Sydney Fischer, 58th, 16:20.
Sashabaw finished in fifth place during the girls JV 2-mile race out of 12 teams with 152 points. Sixth grader Avery Wood led the Wolves as she finished in 19th place at the time of 17:42; The top five runners also included sixth grader Jacklyn Collins in 39th place at 19:02; seventh grader Sophia Kreucher, 41st, 19:06; sixth grader Addyson Lewis, 51st; 19:41; and Annalyse Bacon, 52nd, 19:42.
Clarkston finished in second place during the boys 2-mile varsity race, with 76 points out of 14 schools, and Sashabaw took third place with 83 points.
Brycen Lefief led the eighth grade runners from Clarkston Junior High School, finishing in 21st place at 13:25. The top five runners also included Zac Montgomery in 23rd place at 13:26; Bryce Nowik, 26th, 13:38; Andrew Floros, 29th, 13:42; and Matthew Boor, 37th, 13:54.
Sixth grader Ethan Heist led the runners from Sashabaw Middle School as he finished in 30th place at 13:43. The top five runners also included seventh grader Cayden DeGrendel in 34th place at 13:47; seventh grader Evan Savoie, 49th, 14:13; seventh grader Joshua Ellingsworth, 57th, 14:32; and sixth grader Anthony Dubeck, 59th, 14:33.
Clarkston finished in fourth place out of 20 teams during the boys JV 2-mile race with 132 points. Sashabaw finished in seventh place. Matthew de Hesselle led the eighth graders as he finished in first place at the time of 13:18. The top five runners also included London Traver in 25th place, 15:33; Landon Diesburg-Yoder, 26th, 15:37; Roman Diesburg, 29th, 15:45; and Jaden Anderson, 33rd, 15:57.
Sixth grader Grant Kroll led the runners from Sashabaw as he finished in 19th place at 15:13. The top five runners also included seventh graders Finn Mooney in 21st place, 15:17; Gabe Van Goor, 24th; 15:27; Samuel King, 30th, 15:46; and Valeri Slavov, 34th, 15:58.