Ventured a bit south for this region of the state. Downriver is much more urban, Ann Arbor is still a drive, and it’s much flatter than the Irish Hills. Still, a notable distance running tradition, as Temperance Bedford has had recent success (Whitelaw, Johnson, Kaiser), those 80’s-90’s Monroe teams (I would have loved to see that 4×8). Rebekah Smeltzer from Jefferson was a multiple-time State Champ and is making a name for herself in collegiate coaching circles.
Here are the teams I have from the River Raisin area (or watershed?):
Adrian Adrian Lenawee Christian Adrian Madison Blissfield Britton Deerfield Carleton Airport Dundee Erie-Mason Hudson Ida Monroe Monroe Jefferson Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central Morenci Ottawa Lake-Whiteford Petersburg-Summerfield Pittsford Sand Creek Tecumseh Temperance Bedford Waldron