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Pfeifer, Paluch and Ahrens qualify for Division 3 boys' state cross country finals



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Brendan Pfeifer, of Capac, took second at Saturday’s regional meet. photo by Kevin Kissane.
October 31, 2007
TRI-CITY AREA — Brendan Pfeifer logged a 16:42.8 clocking en route to second and Chris Paluch posted a 17:55.2 time on the way to a 10th, helping lead the Capac boys' cross country team to a fourth-place finish last Saturday at a Division 3 regional hosted by Bad Axe High School.

Caro (53 points) was the meet champion. Macomb Lutheran North took second, aided by an 84-point output, and Cass City tallied 90 for third.

Those three schools, as well as anyone ranking among the top-15 finishers, advance to this Saturday's Division 3 state finals at the Brooklyn-based Michigan International Speedway. That race is scheduled to get underway at 11:30 a.m.

Capac pulled up fourth, thanks to an 84-point total. They were followed by Armada (118 points), May-ville (159), Bad Axe (162), Almont (187), Imlay City (200), Otisville-Lakeville (270) and Marlette (286).

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Shane O'Connor, 23rd, 18:37.6; Jeremy Paluch, 33rd, 19:09.1; and Mike Hoeft, 35th, 19:24.4; rounded out Capac's top-five.

Don Tobias, 24th, 18:40.4; paced Almont that day. The Raiders also counted results from Dylan Creger, 31st, 19:02.2; Eric Jacobs, 41st, 19:37.7; Joel Bock, 19:46.5; and Nick Vassallo, 48th, 20:04.7.

Kevin Ahrens, 15th, 18:07.3; notched the swiftest Imlay City performance. Rich Davis, 34th, 19:10.4; Steve Sortor, 42nd, 19:42.7; Erick Fredendall, 54th, 20:29; and Nick Overland, 57th, 20:59; rounded out the Spartans' top-four.

Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.
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