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Marquette, Paupore place at MSU

EAST LANSING — Negaunee High School’s Emily Paupore had the reported highest area finish among high school runners at the Spartan Invitational cross country meet held at Michigan State University on Friday.

Paupore, running as an individual, placed 24th in 18 minutes, 55.3 seconds on what was reported as a hot, muggy day on the girls’ five-kilometer (3.1-mile) course at Forest Akers East Golf Course.

She and the Marquette boys and girls teams participated in the Elite Division, the most competitive high school division at the meet that also included college runners.

Josie Danielkiewicz had Marquette’s top finish, 145th in 21:30.7 in the girls race, as nearly 350 runners took part in both the boys’ and girls’ Elite races.

The Redettes scored 924 points to finish 34th among 38 scoring teams, while the Redmen had 865 for 35th among 40 teams.

Top finisher for the MSHS boys was Luke Janofski, 155th in 18:10.9. Teammate Peyton Osborne was 165th in 18:17.0, Moses Waite 172nd in 18:22.4, Colin VanderSchaaf 199th in 18:54.5, Carson VanderSchaaf 210th in 18:54.5, Hogan Nemetz 215th in 18:56.3 and Lincoln Sager 282nd in 19:55.8.

For the Redettes, Olivia Moffitt was 200th in 22:16.7, Reegan Ketzenberger 202nd in 22:18.0, Ericka Asmus 211th in 22:23.9, Anna Grzelak 282nd in 23:38.5, Jordann Stephenson 292nd in 23:50.4 and Guinn Wuorinen 307th in 24:11.7.

Zofia Dudek of Ann Arbor Pioneer won the girls Elite race by nearly 10 seconds in 17:08.6, while Mhalicki Bronson of Defiance, Ohio, took the boys victory by barely two seconds in 15:37.5.