Tatum David Produces Big Win At MW Girls Champs Sports

There were slightly over 130 participants in the championship girls race for the Champs Sports Cross Country Championships in Kenosha, Wisconsin- making it one of the leanest fields in meet history. Perhaps, the frequent sponsorship name change over the past few years may have played a part, nevertheless, the quality of entrants was at a premium. 

Sophia Kennedy (Sr., Indy Park Tudor) boldly took the lead and held it for the first two miles in 5:31 and 11:09. But leave it up to Tatum David (Sr., Olney Richland County IL) to make a strategic move in the wooded area and emerge at the third checkpoint ahead of the field in 16:44. It would be a decisive victory by eight seconds over Kennedy in 17:16.


1Tatum David12Olney (Richland County)17:16.300
2Sophia Kennedy12Park Tudor High School17:24.500
3Paityn Noe12Ballard High School17:35.400
4Jessica Jazwinski10Hart17:37.700
5Helen Sachs10Holland West Ottawa17:44.800
6Nicki Southerland11Delta High School17:46.300
7Katie Clute12Olmsted Falls17:49.400
8Sara Mlodik11D. C. Everest17:50.500
9Gretchen Farley12Park Tudor High School17:50.700
10Allie Arnsman12Grandville17:52.000