While Division 1 state-ranked Pinckney appears to be running away with the girls SEC White cross country title, the real battle is for the second spot between Chelsea and Tecumseh after the second jamboree of the season last week.
Pinckney ran away with the meet with 38 points, but Chelsea finished second with 68, clipping Tecumseh with 70 points.
The Bulldogs and Indians have had multiple close battles this season with Chelsea beating them out at both White jamborees, but the Indians finish one up on them at the Jackson Invitational last week.
Riley Thorburn led Chelsea with a 5th place finish in 20:38, followed by Morgan Kurth in 12th in 21:52.
Natalie Davies was 15th in 22:02, Emily Chizek 16th in 22:11, Allison Hughes 20th in 22:30, Andrea Kowalski 22nd in 22:33, and Sarah Kennings 32nd in 23:09.
The Bulldogs finished second in both the freshman/sophomore and junior/senior races at the Chelsea Invitational at Hudson Mills September 29.
Chelsea finished with 27 points in the JR/SR race that was won by Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard with 20.
Hughes was 5th in 20:43 and Kurth 8th in 21:09 led the Bulldogs. Natalie Gofton was 14th in 22:09, Thea Higgins 15th in 22:21, Myranda Montoye 17th in 22:42, Kayla Sweeney 20th in 23:05, and Sydney Barnes 21st in 23:06.
The frosh/sophomore race saw Thorburn finish 3rd in 20:10 and Davies 5th in 21:06 lead the way for Chelsea.
Kennings was 10th in 21:37, Kate Gaiser 14th in 22:06, Haley Holm 25th in 23:25, and Cedar Hughes 27th in 23:32.
The Bulldogs finished with 19 points in the race that Tecumseh won with 13.