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Lahser Boys Cross Country Takes League Championship

The Knights, led by seniors Michael Gawlik and Nick Graves, took the OAA White Jamboree at Oakland University and the league crown.

The Lahser High School boys varsity cross country team won the OAA White Division title this season following a victory in the division Jamboree #3 Championships at Oakland University over the weekend.

The team scored 36 points to win the meet, and had seven runners earn all-league honors for being in the top 15). They were: Michael Gawlik (2nd), Nick Graves (6th), Cooper Bellinson (8th), Bryce McClelland (9th), Max Threlkeld (11th), Zahir Allarakhia (12th), Kevin Allen (14th) and the 8th runner Ben Koehler finished 16th, Coach Nick Stration said.

This is the first league title since the 2007 season, and the 9th in the last 15 years.

Of Interest: Lahser Girls Cross Country Are League Champions

"We had tremendous efforts from our top 8 varsity guys," Stration said. The Knights appear poised to improve on last season's 25th-place finish at the state meet.

"We are a deeper team this year, which has made us a better team than last year," he said of the 22 runners. "The goal is to be a top 10 team at the state meet"

The boys junior varsity team placed 3rd with 97 points, and were led by William Georges 9th place finish.

 

Name Grade Overall Time Michael Gawlik 12 2 16:45 Nick Graves 12 6 17:00 Cooper Bellinson 9 8 17:15 Bryce McClelland 11 9 17:21 Max Threlkeld 12 11 17:36 Zahir Allarakhia 12 12 17:41 Kevin Allen 11 14 17:47 Ben Koehler 11 tied 16 17:55
julie garcia October 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Congratulations to the Knights! So impressed with the league championship, especially in the final year of Lahser. Good luck at Regionals!
barbara zawada November 11, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Max Threlkeld is a 9th grader not a 12th grader as listed above. As freshmen this year Max and Cooper have enjoyed a very successful year.

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