It was a good day for the Seaholm High School girls cross country team, after they ran away with first place at the MHSAA state finals Saturday at the Michigan International Speedway.
The Seaholm girls took home first place with 69 points, with three runners coming in the top 20. Senior Aubrey Wilberding, who finished 11th in the state last year, led the pack by coming in fourth. Her twin sister Tess, meanwhile, also bested last year's time (when she finished 49th) by coming in 12th.
This is the first time in the program's history that Seaholm has taken home the state championship.
Winning comes as a welcome surprise for the Maples, who finished fourth overall last year. But even more, the win shocked the crowd as Seaholm pulled ahead of Grosse Pointe South, which was ranked as the top team in the nation acccording to the National High School Coaches Association earlier this year, according to an MLive report.
At the end of the day, Grosse Pointe South took home second place ahead of third-place finisher, Saline.
Individually, West Bloomfield's Erin Finn took home first place, ahead of Grosse Pointe South's Hannah Meier and Adams' Jamie Morrissey.
The following are the results from Birmingham schools in each division. The Seaholm and Groves girls teams had runners in the Division 1 tournament while Detroit Country Day competed in Division 2 and Roeper in Division 4.
Division 1 - Seaholm GirlsName Place Grade Time Aubrey Wilberding 4 12 17.55.9 Tess Wilberding 12 12 18.16.4 Marissa Dobry 15 9 18.23.9 Rachel Dadamio 20 10 18.27.9 Audrey Belf 33 10 18.32.8 Julie Demko 104 10 19.21.0 Danielle Bentzley 128 11 19.38.9
Division 1 - Groves GirlsName Place Grade Time Jackie Feist 21 11 18.28.4
Division 2 - Detroit Country Day BoysName Place Grade Time Nick Ott 66 12 16.29.6
Division 2 - Detroit Country Day GirlsName Place Grade Time Monica Babcock 177 12 20.57.3
Division 4 - Roeper BoysName Place Grade Time Justin Finkel 107 12 17.49.2
Divison 4 - Roeper GirlsName Place Grade Time Chloe Rybicki-Kler
92 12 21.16.2