Chippewa Hills’ Grover reflects on cross country career

Madison Grover

REMUS — When the season ended for the Chippewa Hills cross country team recently, senior Madison Grover was able to put the close on a unique cross country career with the Warriors.

She ran on another Central State Activities Association cross country championship team.

“It’s going pretty well,” she said. “Our team is looking really good. My season isn’t going probably like I wanted to. I had some minor tweaks (with her knee). Overall, it’s going pretty good.”

Grover had strong races in the CSAA meets to help the team take the title. She finished 39th at the regional and wasn’t able to qualify for the state individual. The team placed fourth, missing state qualification by one spot.

Grover’s personal record was a 20:38 at the regional meet last season.

“Every year is different” Grover said.

She ran extensively during the offseason. She and most of the other cross country girls will be on a Warrior track team that will bid for its 16th straight league title.

“I usually like cross more because of the team,” Grover said. “I played basketball during the winter but I’m just going to do indoor rack this winter.”

The most fun about high school country “has been having fun with my team and coaches,” Grover said.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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