Mercy Cross Country Beats the Hill

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Teagan Dillon

Sophomore Zora Pullen and freshman Gloria Neumann sprint to the finish of the Oakland Country Junior Varsity race.

Teagan Dillon, Associate Editor-in-Chief

Sophomore Zora Pullen and freshman Gloria Neumann sprint to the finish of the Oakland Country Junior Varsity race.
Sophomore Zora Pullen and freshman Gloria Neumann sprint to the finish of the Oakland Country junior varsity race.

The Oakland County Cross Country meet took place on Saturday, October 5th at Kensington Metro Park.  Through the mud and hills, Mercy Cross Country finished 15th out of 32 teams.  The course is known for its massive hills, one in the first mile, and two in the last mile.

Junior Allysen Eads was the top finisher for Mercy, with a time of 20:36.  Eads qualified as All-County, which consists of the top 30 runners, with a 29th place finish.

The remaining varsity runners consist of senior Teagan Dillon, juniors Kelly Eusebi, Katelyn Toloff and Nicole DiPonio, and freshmen Lauren Lytle and Katelyn McHenry.

Mercy Cross Country is training for the Catholic League meet on October 19th, which will also be taking place at Kensington Metro Park.  Their biggest competition is Regina, Divine Child, and Notre Dame Prep.  With daily practices and strong work ethic, the team will be sure to give 100%.