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Ann Arbor Pioneer boys cross country cruises to Division 1 win at Jackson Invitational

AnnArbor.com staff, September 26, 2009 6:04 p.m.

JACKSON — One week after sweeping the top three spots at the Holly Invitational, the Pioneer High School boys cross country trio of Nathan Karr, Nick Kern and Adam Kern finished 3-4-5 to help the Pioneers easily win the Division 1 race at Saturday’s Jackson Invitational.

Combined with strong performances with Muhammad Sani (eighth) and Andy Sanz-Guerrero (19th), the Pioneers placed all five of its scoring runners in the top 20 for a 39-point team score at the 20-team run at Ella Sharp Park.

Saline (95 points) finished second in the team standings, but well behind their Southeastern Conference rivals. The Pioneer ‘B’ team was ninth.

Karr finished in 15 minutes, 41.8 seconds and was followed by twin brothers Nick Kern (15:43.9) and Adam Kern (15:44.2). Both Kerns and Sani ran personal-best times.

Troy’s Mike Atchoo won the race in 15:30.6 and Grand Blanc’s Omar Kaddurah(15:38.4) was second.

Saline’s top finisher was Andrew Harper, who placed 12th in 16:13. Joe Lipa (14th, 16:17) and Nathan Martis (18th, 16:27) were also among the top 20.

The Pioneer “B” team was led by Joe Frakes’ 29th-place finish in 16:44.

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