Plymouth girls cross country team overcame some less-than-ideal weather conditions to turn in an exceptional performance at Saturday's Autumn Classic Invitational at Stony Creek Metropark.
"Despite race delays due to thunder and lightning, we were happy with second," said Plymouth coach Mary Kerwin. "The course was pretty wet and torn up after the guys raced, but all of the teams had the same conditions to deal with.
"The times were pretty slow, but it was an issue of place, not time today. Brianna Lax and Nicole Traitses finished fourth and sixth in a field of 251 runners, so that had a lot to do with how well we did."
Lax ran a season-best 20:50 while Traitses crossed the line in 21:34.
Julie Hahn (18th in 22:29), Sophie Roberts (23rd in 22:35) and Elyse Gryniewicz (24th in 22:37) rounded out the Wildcats' top-five runners.
Dana Rebar (36th in 22:58) and Jordyn Strahm (40th in 23:02) also ran well for Plymouth.