Gillett/Coleman Girls Pace Area TeamsIssue Date: October 17, 2019
Gillett Girls Win Div. 2/3 Title in Wisconsin Rapids
The Gillett Tigers cross country team continues to press itself against tough competition as it gears up for the postseason.
The Tigers ran at the Wisconsin Rapids Invitational on Saturday, competing against larger schools from the southern and central parts of the state.
The Gillett girls were fifth of 14 full teams, behind only Sun Prairie, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids and Stevens Point. They were the top team outside of Division I in the race.
Of 113 runners, Gillett's Sylvia Hansen was 10th with a time of 20 minutes, 31.4 seconds. Ruann Wagner was 14th (20:39.5), Angela Mosconi was 39th (21:52.8), Cheyenne Krueger was 43rd (22:07.3), Kasey Hansen took 46th (22:15.1), Alaina Herzog was 56th (22:47.7) and Megan Wagner took 75th (23:31.0).
Stevens Point, Marshfield and Sauk Prairie were the top three boys teams. Gillett did not have a full team, with several runners held out due to minor injuries and illnesses, coach Bill DeJung said.
Of the four runners Gillett did have, Alex Peterson was 20th (17:15.8) in a field of 127, Evan Peterson was 49th (18:15.6), Riley Engebretsen took 75th (18:55.6) and Antonio Lizzaraga placed 122nd (21:59.6).
DeJung was happy with his team's performance overall, saying, "the kids competed very well Saturday despite the cold, windy conditions."
Five of his runners posted personal records in the race.
Woller Wins Russ Fameree Invite, Coleman Girls Take Small School Silver
Oconto's Josh Woller continues to pace the pack throughout all of northeast Wisconsin.
Woller won the 108-runner Russ Fameree Invitational in Luxemburg on Thursday with a time of 16 minutes, 21.63 seconds. He was one of only two runners under 17 minutes, 15 seconds and he won the race by over 12 seconds.
Oconto was 14th of 15 teams overall in the boys' standings, 8th in the large school standings. Among Woller's teammates, Logan Allan was 46th (19:00.96), Bryton Fuller took 74th (20:02.14), Angel Jordan was 88th (20:54.65), Preston Williams was 90th (20:56.76) and Josh Maynard came in 91st (20:57.44). Sean Durand came in 97th (21:33.38).
Oconto Falls was seventh overall as a boys team, 5th among large schools. Joe Adams took 10th (17:27.28), Brendan Konitzer was 26th (18:17.72), Braden Uelman was 30th (18:28.76), Isaac Raddatz was 36th (18:41.63), Damian Murphy was 94th (21:09.37), Tyler Budz came in 95th (21:19.76), Matthew Loberger was 101st (22:24.15) and Grant Yuma placed 102nd (22:24.61).
Coleman took 10th overall and 4th in the small school division. Karson Casper led the Cougars with a 15th-place finish and a personal record of 17:42.19. Noah Rennie was 28th (18:23.42), Alex Rennie was 44th (18:56.62), Ray LeMieux was 69th (19:53.24), John Nowak took 73rd (20:00.21), Sam King placed 86th (20:44.39) and Chance Gruber came in 96th (21:22.47).
The Oconto Falls girls were fourth of 13 teams.Autumn Canavera was seventh of 107 runners (20:20.87), Carleigh Kaczmarek took 17th (21:25.24), Autumn Magnin was 35th (22:27.68), Jaden Reed was 52nd (23:24.27), Alexis Euclide took 54th (23:26.52), Alyson Fabry took 56th (23:27.08), Ericka Havemeier came in 62nd (23:36.72) and Sydney Bell came in 63rd (23:38.76).
Coleman took eighth overall and second in the small school division. Faith King led the way with a fifth-place finish (20:10.35), Sara Seefeldt took 40th (22:39.73), Mariah Mursau placed 43rd (22:41.52), Megan Seefeldt was 65th (23:55.79), Mariah Payette was 76th (24:41.15), Ember Dewitte took 77th (24:41.97) and Molly Seefeldt was 88th (25:17.98).
"I was so happy with the effort I saw tonight," Coleman coach Becky Chaltry said of her teams' performances. "The kids showed a ton of potential and I'm very proud of their racing tonight. I really do have some great kids to coach."
The Oconto girls were 13th. Josie Mireles was 73rd (24:11.19), Brooklyn Rasmussen was 87th (25:16.14), Hannah Wusterbarth was 90th (25:31.13), Maddelyn Olive took 94th (25:59.99), Ellie Finger was 97th (26:22.19), Elizabeth Petersen was 103rd (26:57.31) and Jaydn Floyd took 105th (27:26.21).
For Suring, Olivia Noack was 19th (21:29.75), Hailey Thompson took 61st (23:36.57), Chantelle Vandenelzen was 81st (24:53.98) and Madison Vandevelde came in 82nd (24:54.18).
Two Rivers, Kiel and Luxemburg-Casco were the top three teams in the girls' standings.
Chilton, Kiel and Mishicot topped the boys' teams.
Bulldogs/Marines Compete at Seymour Invitational
Peshtigo and Marinette competed at the Seymour Cross Country Invitational on Thursday.
Competing in a field of 24 teams, the Peshtigo girls were 18th overall and 10th in the small school division. Of 163 runners, Sydney Lund led the Bulldogs with a 36th-place finish overall with a time of 20 minutes, 53.8 seconds. Emily Halfman was 76th (22:30.9), Beverly Bloch took 118th (23:49.3), Maria Powers was 135th (24:23.2), Jessi Swiatnicki was 154th (25:56.4) and Salsabeel Salem placed 162nd (29:27.5).
The Marinette girls took 19th overall and 12th among small schools, with senior Katelyn Kitzinger leading the way. She took fifth overall in the field with a 19-minute, 49.2-second time. Next across the line for the Marines was Hadley Reines, who took 100th (23:09.1). Samantha Pieper was 120th (23:50.4), Ava Dahlman was 151st (25:23.2), Alli Kacalo placed 152nd (25:24.4), Maya Carviou was 157th (27:25.5) and Makenzie Hebert came in 158th (27:26.7).
Kimberly, Freedom and Appleton North were the top three teams in the girls' standings.
Of 25 teams, Peshtigo's boys were 20th overall and 10th in the small school division, led by 22nd-place finisher Andrew Nelson (17:26.7). Logan Smith was 54th of 175 (17:49.9), Cole Grabian was 166th (20:56.9), Matt Jornlin was 167th (20:57.2) and Rowan Gillespie came in 175th (24:35.4). "Logan Smith and Andrew Nelson continued their race plan of running together for the first mile and then running their own pace for the remainder of the race. This strategy yielded a PR for Andrew and for Logan," said Peshtigo Coach Keith Nault.
"Beverly Bloch also continued to drop her times with a PR today. This was our last meet before conference and sectionals, and all of the runners competed well against a lot of D1 competition".
The Marinette boys took 22nd overall and 11th among the small schools. Matt Maye was 14th overall and 5th among small school runners (17:16.5), Ryan Demith was 137th (19:23.0), Alec Queever placed 152nd (19:50.6), Caden Sullivan was 154th (19:55.7) and Jake Sommerfeldt finished 171st (23:02.6).
The top three teams from the boys' race were Appleton North, Freedom and Kimberly.
Maroon Boys/Girls Finish 3rd at GNC Conference Meet
The Menominee cross country teams competed at the Great Northern Conference Meet on Thursday, taking third as a team.
Competing against four other teams, the Maroon boys were bested by a dominant Marquette team and Gladstone.
Gladstone had the top two runners in the race and Marquette had seven of the top ten runners. Menominee's Hunter Shepeck broke into the top ten with a sixth-place finish in the 33-runner field with a time of 18 minutes, 32.4 seconds.
Also for Menominee, Landen Clausen was 11th (18:53.6), Nick Sandahl took 14th (20:10.5), Braeden Park was 15th (20:15.3), Daniel Birch was 16th (20:15.3), Adam Sandahl came in 17th (20:16.0) and Evan Casey placed 20th (20:20.7).
Marquette also won the girls' GNC title, followed by Kingsford and Menominee. Of 32 runners, Hayden Buck was the top Maroon, posting a time of 22:03.8 to place fourth overall. Jaida Lesperance was 15th (23:28.7), Attica Brandt came in 18th (24:03.8), Baily Broecker was 19th (24:34.3) and Mikakah Mead took 27th (26:02.7).
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