Coleman Boys Claim Title at McCauslin Brook G.C.Issue Date: October 7, 2020
Coleman's boys picked up a win at the Laona/Wabeno cross country meet Tuesday.
Karson Casper led the team in second (18:39.2), Alex Rennie was fourth (19:05.9), John Nowak took ninth (20:11.9), Ray Lemieux was 12th (20:52.4) and Coby DenRuyter took 17th of 38 runners (21:35.3).
"It was a great night and beautiful running conditions on an excellent course," Coleman coach Becky Chaltry said of the course at McCauslin Brook Golf Course in Lakewood.
Oconto's boys were second. Josh Woller was third (19:05.6), Kadin Baxter took seventh (19:34), Braden Shallow took 16th (21:34.4), Logan Allan was 18th (21:41.4) and Josh Maynard took 20th (21:54.2).
The Goodman-Pembine Patriots were third of four complete teams on the day. The Patriots' top five finishers were Kody Stahley in 10th (20:25.5), Kevin Strietzel in 14th (21:02.5), Caleb Messner in 15th (21:25.5) and Rylan Ehlert in 19th (21:48.8).
For local teams, Crivitz, Florence and Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy also had runners at the meet with no full team to qualify for a score.
For Crivitz, Joey Pickett was sixth (19:28.8), Jacob Behrendt took 13th (20:55.5), Kaiden Goltz was 29th (23:44.5) and Chad SChroeder took 30th (23:46.1).
Lena/STAA had two top-eight finishers in fifth-place Max Beyer (19:24.2) and Dylan Comins (20:06.4). Luke Misco was 24th (22:33.6).
Andrew Hirn was Florence's only runner. He took 11th (20:33.9).
Laona/Wabeno won the three-team girls' race. Suring was second, with Olivia Noack taking second of 43 runners to pace the Eagles (21:24.1). Chantelle Vandenelzen took 13th (24:10.6), Hailey Thomson was 17th (25:07.3), Georgia Gerndt took 21st (25:50.3) and Samantha Seibert was 26th (26:58.8).
Oconto was third as a team. The Blue Devils' top finishers were 11th-place Jenessa Schneider (23:46.5), 12th-place Lauryn Hendzel (24:06.8), Elizabeth Finger in 19th (25:45.5), Eleanor Finger in 25th (26:42.6) and Jadyn Floyd, who placed 31st (28:20.1).
Coleman did not have a full team, with an injury keeping one runner from finishing the race. Sara Seefeldt was sixth (23:07.8), Kiersten Jensen took 15th (24:38.6), Desiree Nowak was 16th (24:42.6) and Lauren Seefeldt placed 27th (27:28.3).
Florence, Goodman-Pembine, Crivitz and Lena/STAA also had runners competing.
Florence's Kiera Sullivan was 18th (25:08.6) and Paige Uren was 39th (34:40).
For Lena/STAA, Kennedy Marquardt took seventh (23:10.9), Megan Shallow was 28th (27:33.3), Ruth Alberts took 35th (31:23.6) and Samara Vanark took 40th (34:44.5).
GP's Joley Berger led her team in fourth (22:56.1). Teammates Kalen Berger (26:18.4), Rebekah Strietel (27:56.7) and Rikki Schneider (32:20.6) were 22nd, 30th and 36th, respectively.
Crivitz had three runners toward the top half of the pack. Grace Allard took fifth (23:05.7), Bella Galindo took ninth (23:27.6), Lyvia Caine was 14th (24:31.4) and Brook Bourn was 41st (35:13.1).
Peshtigo Boys, Oconto Girls Win Dual Matchup
You don't see two teams squaring off one-on-one in cross country too often, but that's exactly what happened Thursday for the Oconto Blue Devils and Peshtigo Bulldogs
Peshtigo seemingly got the better of Oconto on the day. In the boys' race, Peshtigo got the team win, with the three top finishers on the day.
Of 13 runners, Logan and Caleb Smith took first and second, respectively, finishing just a second apart at 18 minutes, 36 seconds and 18 minutes, 37 seconds. And right in line was Andrew Nelson, who took third with a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds, just a second off of Caleb Smith.
Having raced in the same location on Monday the Bulldogs were just looking for a good workout.
"Today was all just about running a tempo and their tempo pace is well within about four to five seconds'" said Peshtigo coach Keith Nault of his lead runners. " This was a medium-hard day for our runners. You can't really race effecively twice in the same week, so we came back and got a good workout."
Oconto had runners four through six, with Kadin Baxter taking fourth (19:43), Josh Maynard in fifth (19:56) and Logan Allan in sixth (21:01).
Peshtigo's Reese Yunke took seventh (21:43), Oconto's Jackson Martin took eighth (21:46) and Peshtigo's final runner was Cole Grabian in ninth (21:50). Oconto rounded out the final four runners with Braden Shallow (22:06), Christian Koch (23:37), Ethan Brooks (26:10) and Kyle McFadden (26:25).
In the girls' race, Peshtigo didn't have enough runners to form a full team, with just four competitors, but the Bulldogs did have the top two finishers in the race in Sydney Lund (21:52.02) and Emily Halfman (23:33.74).
"The girls had their pace assignments and they ran those very well," said Nault. "They used the run for an effective strenght building workout. Everyone did what they were supposed to do today."
Oconto had runners three through six: Lauryn Hendrel (24:00.69), Jenessa Schneider (24:45.41), Josie Mireles (25:38.05) and Betsy Finger (26:01.53).
Peshtigo's Jessi Swiatnicki was seventh (26:29.96) and Nathalie Hurley took 11th (32:17.42). Rounding out the Oconto scores, Ellie Finger took eighth (26:50.52), Jadyn Floyd was ninth (27:25.14), Brooklyn Rasmussen took 10th (27:54.72), Hallie Wusterbarth placed 12th (32:37.28), Nevaeh Brill took 13th (32:38.81) and Josie Sieber placed 14th (32:57.88).
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