Smith crosses over to states

Sophomore Natalie Smith ran up the steep hill at Springfield Oaks before reaching the flat ground. The finish line was only seconds away and after crossing it on Saturday morning ? she finished in fifth and was guaranteed a spot to compete at the state meet.
She finished in 19:43.
The Girls Cross Country team finished in sixth place during the regional meet, scoring 156 points. The top three teams were Waterford Mott, 81 points, Milford and Hartland.
Junior Lindsey Fantin finished in 20:37 and in 17th place.
The boys cross country finished in seventh place during the regional meet on Saturday after scoring 175 points.
The top three finishers for the boys teams were Lake Orion, scoring 85 points, Milford and Rochester Adams.
Senior Michael Inch led the team and placed in 23rd with a time 17:14.
The top three teams and top 15 individual finishers move on to the state meet this Saturday at the Michigan International Speedway.