It should come as no surprise that MHS senior Connor Legge will be running in the MHSAA state cross country meet this Saturday. Legge has been the consistent leader on the Chemic cross country team and in the Saginaw Valley League all season. He was the SVL Most Valuable Runner by winning the first jamboree on September 15th at Mt. Pleasant and the championship meet on October 20th hosted by Heritage.
“At the beginning of the season, I set three goals: Win the SVL, Qualify for the state meet, and run under 16:00’ commented Legge. “I still have one to go” he added with a smile.
Legge ran a 16:27 to finish in 7th place overall at the Regional meet held last week at Delta College. “He did a real nice job. The conditions weren’t great and he ran a tough race,” Coach Marty Hollenbeck said.
Reflecting on Legge’s season and looking forward to the state meet, Hollenbeck added, “Connor is an exceptional athlete who has demonstrated great work ethic in the preseason and throughout the regular season but more importantly he is an outstanding young man. Connor has demonstrate leadership and care for his team, and I am proud to be called his coach. Connor is in the best shape of his life and we are hoping that he will place in the top 30 which would give him All State Honors.”
When asked about his thoughts on the state meet, Legge noted, “I want to relax and take it all in. This is a once in a lifetime experience, and I want to make sure to enjoy the moment.”
The MHSAA state cross country meet is held at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI.
See the information from the MHSAA below for spectators.
All tickets are $8.00 per person (NO PASSES ACCEPTED). Admission will be charged for everyone age 5 and up.
- No pets, charcoal grills or cycles of any kind (bicycles) are allowed at MIS!
- Credit cards are not accepted for ticket purchases on-site.
- E-tickets can be purchased online at https://www.mhsaa.com/tickets/buyonline This is a great way to avoid lines to purchase tickets on-site at MIS.
Schedule for Championship Race day
8:00 AM MIS Opens
10:00 AM Division 4 Girls Race
10:30 AM Division 3 Girls Race
11:00 AM Division 4 Boys Race
11:30 AM Division 3 Boys Race
12:15 PM Divisions 3 & 4 Awards
1:30 PM Division 2 Girls Race
2:00 PM Division 1 Girls Race
2:30 PM Division 2 Boys Race
3:00 PM Division 1 Boys Race
3:45 PM Divisions 1 & 2 Awards