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Liggett runners celebrate after racing in a Division 4 regional meet at Anchor Bay High School. Photo courtesy of Trey Cassidy
October 31, 2013
By Bob St. John

Sports Editor

University Liggett boys’ cross country team is heading to the Division 4 state finals after winning last weekend’s regional meet at Anchor Bay High School.

Head coach Trey Cassidy and the Knights won a close meet with 71 points. Other state finalists are Shrine, second with 83 points, and Lutheran Northwest, third with 92.

Leading the way for the Knights were junior William Gilbert, fourth with a time of 19:13; freshman T.J. Dulac, eighth with a time of 19:34; and junior William Loner, 45th with a time of 19:52.

The trio earned All-Region honors.

Other scorers for the Knights were freshman Nick Brusilow, 17th with a time of 20:09, and sophomore Anthony Galea, 28th with a time of 20:55.

Freshman Sam Brusilow and sophomore Patrick Bernas also competed on the varsity.

The girls just missed making the finals. Shrine won the regional with 45 points, followed by Oakland Christian and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, second and third with 62 and 72 points.

Liggett had 100 points and was led by freshman Maddie Wu, who placed eighth with a time of 22:56 to make the finals as an individual.

Senior Danielle Lorant also qualified for the finals with her 10th-place time of 22:59.

The other scorers were sophomore Madison Jerome, 24:18; Taylor Slayton, 26:42; and Hannah Hodges, 27:01.

Dominique Iannuzzi and Sarah Galbenski also competed on the varsity team.

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