Coleman Sweeps Lena C.C. InvitationalIssue Date: October 10, 2019
King/Woller Take Home Gold at Lena Invite
Coleman dominated the Lena Invitational on Tuesday, with both its boys' and girls' cross country teams taking first in the field.
For the Coleman boys, which defeated six other teams, Karson Casper took third of 55 runners with a time of 19 minutes, one second. Alex Rennie was fourth (19:28) and Noah Rennie was fifth (19:45).
John Nowak was 18th (21:28) and Sam King took 23rd (21:51).
Coleman's girls bested five other teams, led by race winner Faith King, who finished in 21 minutes, 53 seconds dominating the field by over a minute. Sara Seefeldt took sixth (24:16), Mariah Mursau was ninth (24:56), Megan Seefeldt was 11th (25:29), Ember DeWitt was 15th (25:59), Mariah Payette took 21st (26:18), Molly Seefeldt was 23rd (26:23), Lauryn Seefeldt was 36th (30:17), Stephanie Faudoa came in 37th (30:33) and Maddi Coutley took 48th (36:48).
"Overall, it was a great night for running, the weather was beautiful and I felt my athletes ran well," Cougars coach Becky Chaltry said. "It's been a rather difficult season with the wetness and some key meets being canceled. The kids have been pretty great about being flexible with the changes and they've pushed through some pretty crummy running conditions."
Oconto was third in the boys' standings behind Coleman and Laona/Wabeno. Josh Woller won the race by a 13 second margin with a time of 17 minutes, 57 seconds. He was the only runner under 18 minutes and one of only two runners under 19.
Logan Allen was eighth (20:05), Bryton Fuller was 16th (21:22), Josh Maynard was 24th (21:55), Preston Williams was 27th (22:14), Angel Jordan took 39th (23:45), Sean Durand was 41st (24:04), Braden Shallow took 47th (25:00), Grant Rassmussen took 52nd (27:23), Kyle McFadden was 54th (27:47) and Ethan Brooks was 55th (28:31).
Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy was fourth. Kadin Baxter took sixth (19:53), Cody Dellise was 15th (21:03), Dylan Comins was 17th (21:26), Max Bayer was 31st (22:34), Reed Hosking was 33rd (22:52) and Luke Misco was 34th (22:56).
Crivitz placed fifth. Joey PIckett took ninth (20:16), Jacob Behrendt was 12th (20:49), Alec Grandaw placed 20th (21:35), Kougar Wagner came in 30th (22:26), Fox Gerner was 42nd (24:04) and Liam Roman was 43rd (24:15).
Behind NEW Lutheran, Goodman/Pembine was seventh. Kody Stahley was 25th (21:58), Kevin Strietzel took 26th (22:11), Micah Heath was 45th (24:44), Ely Marcy came in 48th (25:01) and Lamarr Lewis finished 53rd (27:25).
For Wausaukee, which didn't qualify for a team score, Cole Caylor was seventh (19:57), Andrew Schroeder took 19th (21:31), Casey Nutt was 29th (22:19) and Mikeal Shedlock-Davis was 35th (23:08). Oneida and Wolf River Lutheran also did not qualify for team scores.
The Crivitz girls were third overall. Of 50 runners, Isbella Galindo led the way with a third-place finish (23:08). Riley Roman took 12th (25:34), Zoey Brown was 20th (26:17), Taylor Giese was 26th (27:39), Abby Bauer came in 28th (28:25) and Brook Bourn was 46th (33:47).
Suring's girls took fourth. Olivia Noack was fourth (23:15), Hailey Thomson took 14th (25:52), Chantelle VandenElzen was 18th (26:13), Madison Vandevelde took 22nd (26:19) and Carley Geniesse took 31st (28:40).
Oconto's girls came in fifth. Josie Mireles led the way with a 13th-place finish (25:59), Brooklyn Rassmussen was 27th (27:41), Calysta Kurz was 29th (28:30), Ellie Finger was 32nd (28:47), Maddelyn Olive was 33rd (28:48), Elizabeth Peterson took 35th (29:50), Katrina Salewski was 38th (30:54), Alayna Westenberg was 39th (31:13), Nevaeh Brill came in 40th (31:30), Hallie Wusterbarth was 44th (32:15), Justice Mitchell placed 49th (39:12) and Hayden Bleibtrey was 50th (39:13).
The Lena/St. Thomas girls took sixth. Kennedy Marquardt took 10th (25:23), Alexis Misco came in 24th (26:43), Megan Shallow was 30th (28:35), Samara Van Ark was 43rd (32:14) and Ciara Urbanek placed 45th (32:44).
For Wausaukee, Madelyn Schlies took seventh (24:30). Goodman/Pembine didn't have a full girls' team either, with Kalen Berger taking 34th (29:36), Gabi Henkelman in 41st (31:32) and Elena Meissner finishing 47th (36:11).
Lund/Smith Take Home Silver To Lead Bulldogs in Waupaca
The Peshtigo Bulldogs competed at the Waupaca Invitational on Thursday, finishing fourth of 10 teams on the boys' side of the standings. "The course had taken a fair amount of rain early in the week and was soft. The hills were muddy and slippery but still gave decent footing for the race. The course didn't give us the times we were hoping for but I am very proud of how all of the athletes competed," commented Peshtigo Head Coach Keith Nault on how the current rain has affected cross country courses statewide."
Winneconne, Seymour and Rhinelander were the only teams that finished ahead of the Bulldogs, who put up a good performance, led by Caleb Smith. "Caleb Smith made a strong move at about the 600m mark from second to first and led through the first 1 3/4 miles. He came through the first mile, which is the most challenging portion of the course, in 5:24. This was a little faster than we planned and he couldn't hold off the Winneconne runner", said Nault.
Smith finished second of 66 runners with a time of 17 minutes, 37.7 seconds. Two of his teammates also finished under 18 minutes to crack the top five. Andrew Nelson was fourth (17:49.3) and Logan Smith placed fifth with a time of 17:55.1.
Cole Grabian was 52nd (21:07.8) and Matt Jornlin placed 54th (21:18.9)
The Peshtigo girls placed sixth of eight teams, with Sydney Lund leading the way with a second-place finish (21:14.3). "Sydney ran in second and third through most of the race. She was in third going into the final 300m to the finish. She made a strong final push to pass the Fox Valley Lutheran runner to finish in second place," said Nault.
Of 58 runners, Emily Halfman was 21st (22:48.1), Beverly Bloch took 33rd (24:02.0), Jessi Swiatnicki came in 42nd (25:03.3), Maria Powers finished 44th (25:20.1) and Salsabeel Salem was 55th (29:33.8).
Winneconne was the top girls' team, followed by Fox Valley Lutheran and Rhinelander. "Beverly Bloch and Logan Smith both ran personal records of 24:02 and 17:55 respectively. This is quit an accomplishment considering the conditions that they competed in," added Nault.
Maroons Boys/Girls Finish Third at the Barnyard Classic
The Menominee Maroons cross country team competed at the Barnyard Classic in Gladstone on Thursday, earning two bronze medal finishes as a team.
Both the Menominee boys and girls were third, with the boys' team competing against eight other teams and the girls, six.
The Maroons boys' top finisher was Hunter Shepeck, who took eighth of 67 runners (17:49.0). Next was Landen Clausen in 15th (18:08.0), followed by Nick Sandahl in 22nd (19:13.9), 24th-place Braeden Park (19:25.5) and Adam Sandahl in 25th (19:37.3). Evan Casey placed 31st (20:05.1) and Jason Bowers came in 45th (21:33.6).
Marquette won the boys' event and Gladstone was second.
For Menominee's girls, Hayden Buck (20:33.0) and Katie Anderla (20:49.9) were second and third, respectively, of 54 runners.
Jaida Lesperance took 17th (22:43.2), Attica Brandt was 25th (24:05.8) and Mikakah Mead came in 33rd (24:47.5).
Kingsford and Marquette were first and second of the girls' teams.
Tiger Boys Lead the Way With 2nd Place Finish at Athens Invite
Several Gillett Tigers returned from injury to compete at the Athens Invitational on Thursday, helping the Tigers to a pair of top-three team finishes.
The Gillett boys were second of 12 teams from northern Wisconsin, while the girls took third of 13 teams.
The Tiger boys were bested only by Tomahawk on the day. Derek Hanson took third of 121 runners to pace his teammates, finishing with a time of 17 minutes, 13.6 seconds. Alex Peterson was not far behind, taking sixth with a time of 17:19.7.
Evan Peterson came in 17th (18:25.7), Connor Hanson was 18th (18:26.4), Riley Engebretsen came in 35th (19:14.4) and Antonio Lizzaraga took 90th (22:50.3).
Junior Sylvia Hansen returned for the Gillett girls to take fifth of 82 runners (20:45.5). She was one of a handful of her teammates to miss a race last week due to minor injuries, but it appears the team is hitting the home stretch at full strength.
Ryann Wagner took eighth (20:47.3), Alaina Herzog was 23rd (22:23.1), Megan Wagner took 29th (22:31.3), Cheyenne Krueger placed 33rd (22:42.5), Kasey Hansen was 37th (22:50.4), Angela Mosconi took 41st (23:05.0), Laney DeBauch came in 50th (23:49.9) and Amber Brehmer took 64th (24:37.6).
Tomahawk and Auburndale took the top two spots in the girls' standings.
Panther Girls Finish Second at Reedsville Invitational
Oconto Falls' cross country teams competed at the Reedsville Panther Invite on Thursday.
Falls' girls were second of 10 teams behind only Valders. The Panthers had two finishers in the top five: Autumn Canavera took third with a time of 21 minutes, 42.94 seconds and Carleigh Kaczmarek was fifth (22:37.42).
Jaden Reed placed 31st of 69 runners (24:38.38), Autumn Magnin was 38th (25:08.97), Ericka Havemeier was 46th (25:45.51) and Alexis Euclide was 50th (26:12.77). Sydney Bell was 56th (26:58.94).
The Oconto Falls boys were ninth of 12 teams. The team's top runner was Joe Adams, who took 15th of 82 runners in the race (18:32.46). Brendan Konitzer was 30th (19:22.90), Isaac Raddatz took 36th (19:41.04), Braden Uelman was 48th (20:45.97), Tyler Budz came in 74th (23:25.37), Damian Murphy was 76th (23:43.40) and Landon Budz placed 82nd (25:54.18).
Valders, Brillion and Manitowoc Lutheran were the top three teams in the boys' race.
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