Jessica Denver, of Imlay City, picks up the pace during a meet. Denver helped Imlay City rank second last Saturday at an invitational in Webberville.

TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City girls’ cross country squad obtained a second-place finish last Saturday at the Second Annual Happy Acres Invitational in Webberville.

Lansing Christian’s 24-point total paced the field assembled. They were followed by Imlay City (58 points), Southfield Christian (111), Livingston Christian (116), Breckenridge (127), Bath (144), Charyl Stockwell Academy (155), Webberville (180) and Morrice (215).

Dryden, Dansville and Novi Christian Academy also competed but did not field full squads.

Jessica Denver, third, 20:01.78; led Imlay City that day. Sydney Kapushinski, 12th, 23:15.83; Alice Johnson, 15th, 23:58.64; Mary Kaminski, 18th, 24:41.49; and Natalie Douglas, 23rd, 25:14.25; rounded out the Spartans’ top-five.

Ella Kage paced Dryden’s three-runner contingent. Her time of 22:45.86 paid off with an eighth.

Ava DeVlaminck, 51st, 29:31.62; and Lily Finnigan, 63rd, 33:41.73; also represented Dryden that day.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.