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Prep cross country: Greater Lansing champ Hancke 1st, but Ionia boys 2nd

Lansing State Journal • November 1, 2009

Haslett’s Ian Hancke remained undefeated with another narrow win over St. Johns’ Morsi Rayyan.

But the No. 1-ranked Ionia boys team that breezed to a win that day struggled to a runner-up finish, 14 points behind No. 5 Ada Forest Hills Eastern.

“The guys ran hard, but we’re just not healthy right now,” said Chris Young, the Bulldog boys’ coach for the past 33 years. “Still, we made the state meet with a week to get more healthy, and that’s the important thing.”

Nick Wharry came in fifth place and Don Blight seventh for Ionia, whose ailing top runner Austin Alcala took 33rd place.

East Lansing lost out on the third and final team berth for the state finals by a single point to No. 4-ranked Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern.

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