Woller/Kitzinger Are Weeks Top Area RunnersIssue Date: October 3, 2019
Woller, Canavera Lead Area Runners at Jim Bremser Invite
A handful of area runners turned in strong individual performances at the Mishicot Jim Bremser Invitational on Thursday.
Tops among them was Oconto's Josh Woller, who led all small school runners with a 16-minute, 46.99-second time. He was one of only three runners in both divisions to finish under 17 minutes.
His team took 12th of 14 small schools. Logan Allan was 59th in the 109-runner small school standings (20:00.90), Josh Maynard was 76th (20:44.64), Angel Jordan took 90th (21:36.46), Bryton Fuller was 92nd (21:40.24), Preston Williams placed 95th (21:42.81) and Sean Durand was 98th (21:52.59).
Coleman's boys were 10th in the small school ranks. Karson Casper was the team's top finisher with a 21st-place finish (18:06.02). Noah Rennie took 44th with a personal record (19:22.88) and Alex Rennie was 47th (19:31.33). John Nowak (20:56.00) and Chance Gruber (21:02.82) were 81st and 82nd, respectively, both setting personal records as well, with Nowak taking two minutes off his previous time.
Ray LeMieux rounded out the Cougar finishes in 84th place.
With three PRs on the day, Coleman coach Becky Chaltry said she was "extremely pleased" with her team's performance.
The Coleman girls were fourth of 15 small schools. Faith King was seventh of 96 runners in the small school field (21:23.03), Sara Seefeldt was 25th (23:01.67), Mariah Mursau was 38th (24:00.96), Megan Seefeldt placed 45th (24:23.84), Ember DeWitt came in 52nd (24:47.00), Molly Seefeldt came in 59th (25:12.08) and Mariah Payette came in 62nd (25:23.53).
"The course was nice and flat and in excellent condition so that helped a lot. Overall, it was a great meet for the cougars," Chaltry said.
Oconto's girls were 14th. Josie Mireles was the Devils' top finisher in 43rd place (24:18.03), Jadyn Floyd took 73rd (26:02.79), Brooklyn Rasmussen was 76th (26:08.03), Elli Finger took 88th (27:14.06), Maddelyn Olive was 89th (27:23.02) and Elizabeth Peterson was 93rd (28:02.61).
In the large school division the Oconto Falls boys took 7th place led by Joe Adams who finished 9th in 17:30. Brendon Konitzer was 21st (18:23), Issac Raddatz 26th (18:35), Branden Uelman 46th (19:25) and Tyler Budz 78th (21:38).
The Panther girls finished in fifth place led by Autumn Canavera who came in seventh with a time of 20:46. Carleigh Kaczmarek was 20th (22:09), Jaden Reed 43rd (23:30), Autumn Magnin 51st (23:57) and Alexis Euclide 55th (24:03) to round out the Panther scoring.
Kitzinger/Smith Pace Runners at Lourdes Academy Invite
Marinette and Peshtigo competed at the Lourdes Academy Cross County Invitational on Friday.
The Marine girls, perhaps on the smaller end of the "large schools" at the event, was 14th of 14 large school teams and 29th of 35 total teams.
Marinette was led by fifth-place large school finisher Katelyn Kitzinger, who finished in 20 minutes, 15.34 seconds. Hadley Reines was 69th (23:25.22), Samantha Pieper was 86th (25:06.18), Ava Dahlman was 87th (25:20.94) and Koressa Allgeyer finished 90th (26:30.71).
Marinette's boys were 15th of 16 large schools and 33rd of 39 teams overall.
Matt Maye was 21st of over 111 large school runners (17:30.92), Alec Queever took 97th (20:02.13), Ryan Demmith placed 98th (20:08.07), Caden Sullivan was 104th (20:30.10) and Jake Sommerfelt came in 109th (23:11.54).
Peshtigo ran in the small school division but did not field a full team in either the boys or girls race.
Caleb Smith led the boys team with a fifth place finish in 17:20.35. Logan Smith was 31st (18:08.22), Matt Jornlin finished 137th (21:09) and Rowan Gillespie came in 163rd in 25:49.
The Peshtigo girls were led by Sydney Lund who finished 28th with a time of 21:24. Maria Powers was 113th (25:13) and Salsabeel Salem finished 138th in 29:15.
State Ranked Gillett Competes Short Handed at Westfield
Time and time again, the Gillett Tigers are showing they belong, even when they aren't at full strength.
The Tigers competed at the Westfield Classic Invite on Thursday, posting another strong performance, even with just five runners. Gillett coach Bill DeJung said he kept out three runners with what he described as "minor injuries."
Gillett had just three boys, but two of them found themselves in the upper echelon of finishers, with freshmen Alex and Evan Peterson in second and seventh of 92 runners, respectively, with times of 17 minutes, 26.82 seconds and 18 minutes, 29.53 seconds. Antonio Lizzaraga took 80th overall (23:07.32).
Berlin topped the 13-team boys standings. Mosinee narrowly beat out Monona Grove for the win in the girls' race. The Tiger girls fell from the number on ranked division three team in the state to the second spot this past week as they chose to rest some of their athletes.
Gillett had just two runners in the 82-runner race, missing top runners Sylvia Hansen and Ryann Wagner among others. Cheyenne Krueger was 17th for Gillett (23:05.73) and Alaina Herzog came in 23rd (23:31.28).
With two returning state qualifiers on the girls' team and a handful of really strong boys, health will be important for the Tigers, who undoubtedly have their eyes on the postseason.
"Need to get them healthy for mid-October and beyond," DeJung said.
Wolverines Pace Area Teams at Three Lakes Invite
Crivitz, Florence, Pembine/Goodman and Wausaukee competed at the Three Lakes Invitational on Wednesday.
Tomahawk won both the girls' and boys' team events.
The Crivitz boys were fifth of eight teams from around northeast and north-central Wisconsin. Jacob Behrendt was 44th (21:15.6) of 81 runners, Alec Grandaw was 57th (22:04.5), Liam Roman took 59th (22:31.7), Chad Schroeder was 60th (22:34.1), Kougar Wagner came in 61st (22:35.4) and Fox Gerner took 74th (23:41.9).
Pembine/Goodman was eighth. Kevin Strietzel took 40th (21:02.8), Kody Stahley was 45th (21:22.2), Micah Heath took 77th (23:56.2), Ely Marcy was 79th (23:58.7) and Lamarr Lewis was 81st (24:31.7).
Wausaukee and Florence did not have full boys teams. For Wausaukee, Andrew Schroder took 13th (19:01.2), Cole Caylor took 20th (19:50.1), Casey Nutt placed 52nd (21:46.3) and Mikeal Shedlock-Davis came in 71st (23:30.7).
Of six teams, the Crivitz girls were fifth. Bella Galindo was 11th of 64 runners (22:04.2), Riley Roman was 27th (23:46.0), Taylor Giese came in 47th (26:19.2), Zoey Brown was 50th (26:23.6), Abby Bauer came in 55th (27:42.5), and Brook Bourne was 62nd (31:50.5).
Florence's girls took sixth. Faith Neuens was 29th (23:54.5), Kiera Sullivan was 36th (25:08.6), Caitlyn Kelley was 41st (25:36.5), Julia Hallgren took 49th (26:21.5), Audrey Selden took 54th (27:42.3), Kathleen Selden was 56th (28:08.1) and Crystal Leffler came in 58th (29:40.5).
Wausaukee and Goodman/Pembine did not have full girls' teams. For Wausaukee, Madelyn Schlies took 12th (22:06.7), Kaelyn Schlies was 28th (23:50.5) and Rachel Schlies came in 63rd (32:30.3).
Goodman/Pembine was led by Kalen Berger in 53rd (27:28.7). Gabi Henkelman was 60th (30:51.4) and Elena Meissner was 64th (35:36.5).
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