Patriot girl earns All-State harrier honorsLivonia Franklin girls cross country coach Dave Bjorklund knew duplicating his team’s surprise regional showing was going to be a tough act to follow.

The Patriots, who qualified for Saturday’s MHSAA Division 1 finals for the first team in school history, wound up 19th in the 27-team field with 474 points in the meet held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

Grand Haven captured the team title with 135 followed by Traverse City Central (154), Rockford (167), Northville (159) and Pinckney (174).

“We did not finish as had as we had hoped, but with that being said, they all did a pretty good job and they all ran close to their personal bests,’’ Franklin coach Dave Bjorklund said. “I think they just put everything they had into the regional to try and qualify, and then winning it . . .

“Running at the state meet is tough and nobody runs on that course, but overall I was proud of the girls. They did a great job.’’

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