Traynham earns MITCA all-state cross country honors

A few members of the Onaway High School cross country team competed Saturday at the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) small school state meet at Shepard.

Those finishing in the top 30 in the boys’ or girls’ race earn MITCA all-state honors. Joe Traynham accomplished the feat for OHS, finishing 12th among the 193 runners in the boys’ race with a personal-best time of 17:43.

Morgan McLean finished 76th in the boys’ race in 19:43.

Hannah Materna was the lone Cardinal entered in the girls’ race, and she finished 36th of the 124 runners in that event, with a time of 22:31.

The cross country team next competes at a MHSAA Division 4 regional meet today (Friday) at Central Lake, with those who qualify competing at the Division 4 state meet at Michigan International Speedway the following weekend.