Michigan MileSplit - All-Time Girls Cross Country Bracket

Dexter head coach, Takashi Gould, and myself have been working on this for the last two weeks or so. There was a lot of data to corral and then we had to decide what exactly we were going to do with the bracket we created. Here is what we came up with.


Teams attained points based on the following criteria:

Team State Meet Finish:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

 Teams also received three points if they had an individual state champion.


For teams to advance to the next round, the vote will depend 50% on the public vote, and the other 50% on our expert panel of former and current high school coaches and others close to the sport. At the end of the voting, we will publish the results with a couple blurbs from our panel about why they picked the team that they did.


A couple notes about the girls history before you go further.

  • Our results only go back to 1978.
  • In 1978, all teams ran together, there were no divisions


We got the names for each Region from the history of the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA). Kermit AmbroseBob ParksDon Sazima, and Norb Badar were some of the original "founding fathers" of the organization back in 1959, read their account here.


Complete Bracket


Kermit Ambrose Region

(1) Jackson Lumen Christi

(2) East Grand Rapids

(3) Fowler

(4) Saline

(5) Highland Milford

(6) Caledonia

(7) DeWitt

(8) Hanover-Horton


Bob Parks Region

(1) Grand Rapids Christian

(2) Traverse CIty Central

(3) Ann Arbor Greenhills

(4) Fremont

(5) Southfield Christian

(6) Grosse Pointe South

(7) Whitmore Lake

(8) Concord


Norb Badar Region

(1) Rockford

(2) Ann Arbor Pioneer

(3) Suttons Bay

(4) Sterling Heights Stevenson

(5) Rochester Adams

(6) Potterville

(7) Williamston

(8) Dearborn Edsel Ford


Don Sazima Region

(1) Benzie Central

(2) Brighton

(3) Akron-Fairgrove

(4) Chelsea

(5) Gaylord

(6) Hillsdale

(7) Harbor Springs

(8) Whitehall




Kermit Ambrose Poll

Bob Parks Poll

Norb Badar Poll

Don Sazima Poll