Bhatoya, Nault 1-2 At Three Lakes Run; Peshtigo Girls Second
With Aaron Bhatoya and Tyler Nault finishing 1-2, the Peshtigo Bulldog boys cross-country team came up with a excellent run at the Three Lakes Invitational Thursday. Bhatoya was clocked in at 17:38 and Nault 17:54 to lead the way while Eddie Jornlin put together his best effort of the season with a 6th place time of 18:54. Peshtigos fourth runner, Bryce Trimberger, checked in at 20th place in a time of 19:57.
Rhinelander won the team portion of the meet with 38 points, Tomahawk had 43, Crandon 80, Laona-Wabeno 126, Lakeland 154, Florence 166 and Three Lakes 174.
Aaron Bhatoya ran very well leading the race from start to finish. We planned for Aaron to open with a 2:34 first 800, but he came through in 2:23, and ran accordingly over a challenging course. Tyler ran third behind the Rhinelander runner until about the 2 mile mark when he took over second and held that position to the end. Eddie Jornlin ran a great race to finish with the 6th place medal, and Bryce Trimberger also ran well through the second and third mile to finish in 20th position in a field of 97 runners, Peshtigo coach Jim Stillman said. Unfortunately, our 5th and 6th runners could not compete to day because of injuries and so the team did not score in the final result.
Jacob Garrelts topped Goodman-Pembine with a 35th place time of 20:35 while Austin Glazner was 61st at 21:53.
The Peshtigo girls also enjoyed plenty of success with a runner-up finish and 47 points. Tomahawk was first at 31 with Northland Pines third 85, Rhinelander 107, Three Lakes 149, Lakeland 161 and Crandon 172.
Anna Madsen paced the Bulldogs with a 4th place time of 17:23, Mariah McDonough 6th 17:28, Carlee Mylener 9th 17:46, Rebekah Sokol 13th 18:38, Samantha Rauch 15th 18:56, Saige Ruleau 20th 19:29 and Claire Stuart 29th 20:13.
For the girls, Anna Madsen led the way with a fourth place finish and Mariah McDonough stayed close to get 6th. Anna and Mariah ran shoulder to shoulder throughout the race. Carlee Mylener posted a good time and finished 9th, also medaling. Bekka Sokol, 13th, Sam Rauch, 15th, and Saige Ruleau 18th, ran solid races but finished just far enough back to place the Lady Bulldogs in second behind a strong Tomahawk team. Claire Stuart continues to improve finishing 24th in a field of 77 runners, Stillman added. Overall, both teams ran very well, with room for improvement.
Top time in the run was turned in by Natalie Miller of Three Lakes 15:51, followed by Dani Whiting and Alex Zedler, both of Tomahawk, at 16:29 and 16:58.
Teddy Peed was clocked in 19:43 for 23rd place and Giselle Gearhart 46th 21:17 for Goodman-Pembine.
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