Rochester’s Handler leads State-meet Performances

 Something about close finishes and Brook Handler seem to go hand in hand. The last time Handler, now a senior at Rochester High, was involved in a close finish, it came in the final 100 meters of the 3,200-meter relay at Rockford High School, site of the Division 1 track and field state championships this past June. Handler was the anchor leg of that relay that finished in 9:05.07, which was not only the state championship, but the all-division state-meet record. She was back at it … [Read more...]

Run Like the Wind Rochester!

Rochester High School's Brook Handler has posted several first-place finishes. Yet in cross-country, the all-stater has never broken the tape … until Tuesday. Handler, a senior from Rochester, cruised to a win at the first of three OAA Red Division jamborees, posting a 18:51 clocking and winning by some 24 seconds at Bloomer Park in Rochester. Handler was second at the league meet and regional to All-American teammate Megan Goethals last season. Now, she is amongst the state’s top runners … [Read more...]

Oakland Christian Cross Country Midnight Madness

AUBURN HILLS — While most athletes were in bed around midnight Tuesday, dreaming and anticipating the first day of fall sports, those who plan on running cross-country at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian were not. Those diehards met up at 11:30 — that’s p.m. — Tuesday night and began a stroll at just a few minutes after 12 midnight to go for a one-hour run workout, as part of Midnight Run Madness. “I know that they do this in other sports, the whole Midnight Madness, especially in … [Read more...]