Seaholm Girls Cross Country Named No. 1 in Nation By Coaches Association
- Name: David Taylor
- School or league: Birmingham Seaholm
- Team: Cross Country
- Award: National Cross Country Team Championship
Easton, PA - The National High School Coaches Association is pleased to announce Birmingham Seaholm HS, Birmingham, MI girls cross country team as official national team champions. A Championship banner is to be mailed to the school in the coming weeks.
Entering the Michigan State Championships against (at the time) US#1 Grosse Pointe South HS, MI; Seaholm rose to the occasion with a monumental historic effort. The greatest field in over 25-years at the state meet featured three top 10 ranked national teams.
Seaholm won in the 3rd fastest team time ever 18:19 behind a masterful 36.9 second 1-5 spread. The only two faster in history were 2000 National Champions Rockford 17:57 and 2012 Grosse Pointe South 18:18.
This team produced the 3rd best NHSCA team power score ever (.9927), the only better were '09 F-M (.9970) and '10 F-M (.9999).
In a masterful story the team declares "We are in Noone's Shadow"
Seaholm National Championship Team: Head Coach Jeff Devantier; Runners: Aubrey Wilberding, Tess Wilberding, Marissa Dobry, Rachel Dadamio, Audrey Belf, Julia Demko, Danielle Bentzley.
FINAL NHSCA USA SUPER-50 GIRLS TEAM RANKINGS
*Record Score: .9999 2010 Fayetteville Manlius HS, NY
1. (tie) .9927 Birmingham Seaholm HS, Birmingham, MI
Entering the Michigan State Championships against US#1 Grosse Pointe South HS, MI; Seaholm rose to the occasion with a monumental historic effort. The greatest field in over 25-years at the state meet featured three top 10 ranked national teams. Seaholm won in the 3rd fastest team time ever 18:19 behind a masterful 36.9 second 1-5 spread. The only two faster in history were 2000 National Champions Rockford 17:57 and 2012 Grosse Pointe South 18:18. This team produced the 3rd best NHSCA team power score ever (.9927), the only better were '09 F-M (.9970) and '10 F-M (.9999).The team was prepared to compete and registered for NXN Midwest but NXN leaders stepped in and stopped them from competing. In a masterful story the team declares "We are in Noone's Shadow" Seaholm Team: Aubrey Wilberding, Tess Wilberding, Marissa Dobry, Rachel Dadamio, Audrey Belf, Julia Demko, Danielle Bentzley.
1. (tie) .9927 Fayetteville Manlius HS, Manlius, NY
Bill Aris team won their 7th straight NXN team championship, by over 140 points! One of the great programs in US history has redefined girls prep distance running success. Winners of NXN New York with an 18:52 team average (faster than last season) with a masterful 13-second 1-5 spread. Then dominated NXN with a 37-second 1-5 spread and all five scorers in the top 20! This team produced the 3rd best NHSCA team power score ever (.9927), the only better were '09 F-M (.9970) and '10 F-M (.9999). It should be noted that while Manlius clearly dominated the season they also lost the Eastern States Championship for the first time in 7-years to US#10 Tatnall at the Manhattan Invitational while running without Jillian Fanning. Manlius Team: Jillian Fanning, Jillian Barger, Katie Brislin, Alana Pearl, Jenna Farrell, Annika Avery, Michelle Duffy.
3. .9894 Grosse Pointe South HS, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
The Michigan juggernaut was ranked #1 in the nation heading into their state championships. Running the second best team performance in state history wasn't enough however but it was enough to garner a US#3 final team ranking. Ran US#20 all-time 5k team average 18:08 @ Region 8-1 Championships. This team featured the top four 3200 meter runners in US history on one team who also set the NFHS 4x800m national record and were defending Distance Medley and 3200M Relay National Champions. Grosse Pointe South Team: Hannah Meier, Ersula Farrow, Kelsie Schwartz, Haley Meier, Mary Spencer, Christina Firl, Megan Sklarski.
4. .9791 Southlake Carroll HS, Southlake, TX
We believe this team to be the best team EVER from the Lone Star State. US#3 all-time team average for 5000 meters 17:49 set @ Region I Championships. Finished 2nd @ NXN by nearly 140 points to US#1 FM. Previously won Texas State Championships with 18:11 team 5K average and another 18:11 team 5K average to win NXN South Championships. Southlake Carroll Team: Shelby Chapin, Courtney Kriegshauser, Elena Arriaza, Antigone Archer, Maddie Keen, Katie Burnham, Taylor Ullmann.
5. .9776 Saline HS, Saline, MI
They would have won all but one Michigan State meet the previous 20-years (2000 US#1 Rockford only was better) but this years meet featured two top 10 nationally ranked teams among them a US#1. This includes multiple top 5 Harrier nationally ranked teams. Returning the entire team for next season, they have the top returning team in Michigan State history. We believe this team will come into 2013 season as a favorite to win the national team championship. Saline Team: Elianna Shwayder, Lauren Green, Gillian Walter, Gloria Park, Abby Rentschler, Hannah Cummings, Alyssa Cummings.
6. .9764 Carmel HS, Carmel, IN
7. .9750 Great Oak HS, Temecula, CA
8. .9743 East Aurora HS, Aurora, NY (DII US#1)
9. .9688 Saratoga Springs HS, Saratoga Springs, NY
10. .9517 Tatnall HS, Wilmington, DE (DII US#2)
11. .9123 Monarch HS, Louisville, CO
12. .9101 Wayzata HS, Plymouth, MN
13. .9043 Fort Collins HS, Fort Collins, CO
14. .9042 Pennsbury HS, Fairless Hills, PA
15. .8992 Assumption HS, Louisville, KY
16. .8964 New Trier HS, Winnetka, IL
17. .8927 Davis HS, Kaysville, UT
18. .8909 Camas HS, Camas, WA
19. .8895 Coeur D'Alene HS, Coeur D'Alene, ID
20. .8535 Academy of the Holy Names HS, Albany, NY (DII US#3)
21. .8521 Xavier College Prep HS, Phoenix, AZ
22. .8327 Unionville HS, Kennett Square, PA
23. .8328 Naperville North HS, Naperville, IL
24. .8310 Saugus HS, Santa Clarita, CA
25. .8308 Pine Creek HS, Colorado Springs, CO
26. .8298 Eagan HS, Eagan, MN
27. .8216 Park City HS, Park City, UT
28. .8208 Lake Park HS, Roselle, IL
29. .8131 Glenbard West HS, Glen Ellyn, IL
30. .8121 St. Francis HS, Sacramento, CA
31. .8118 The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands, TX
32. .8016 Morgantown HS, Morgantown, WV
33. .8009 Estero HS, Estero, FL
34. .8008 Lake Braddock HS, Burke, VA
35. .8005 Voorhees HS, Glen Gardner, NJ
36. .8002 Kingwood HS, Kingwood, TX
37. .7829 Simi Valley HS, Simi Valley, CA
38. .7818 Barrington HS, Barrington, RI
39. .7609 Mason HS, Mason, OH
40. .7549 West Lafayette HS, West Lafayette, IN
41. .7423 Dowling Catholic HS, Des Moines, IA
42. .7422 Burnt Hills Ballston Lake HS, Burnt Hills, NY
43. .7421 Midlothian HS, Midlothian, VA
43. .7421 Arrowhead HS, Hartland, WI
45. .7418 Neenah HS, Neenah, WI
46. .7377 Glacier Peak HS, Snohomish, WA
47. .7310 South Eugene HS, Eugene, OR
48. .7273 Mountain Crest HS, Hyrum, UT
49. .7222 Green Hope HS, Cary, NC
50. .7221 Traverse City HS, Traverse City, MI