Coleman/Gillett Runners Post Invitational VictoriesIssue Date: September 30, 2020
Coleman Runners Sweep Oconto Invitational
The Coleman cross country team got wins from both its girls and boys at the Oconto Cross Country Invite on Monday.
For the Coleman girls, Sara Seefeldt took fifth of 40 runners to lead the way (23 minutes, 14 seconds). Kiersten Jensen was ninth (23:45.87), Courtney DenRuyter was 15th (25:18.89), Desiree Nowak took 17th (25:29.05), Ember Dewitt was 22nd (26:28.48) and Lauryn Seefeldt (27:22.61).
For Coleman's boys, Karson Casper took fourth (18:35.5), Alex Rennie was fifth (18:43.21), John Nowak placed ninth (19:49.23), Ray LeMieux was 11th (20:25.77) and Coby DenRuyter came in 17th (21:47.56).
"The boys shaved nice amounts of time off their previous times and so did the girls team." Coleman coach Becky Chaltry said. "The conditions were interesting with a downpour during the boys race. Overall, I was very proud of my teams tonight."
The Peshtigo girls had only three runners, but one of them was first-place finisher Sydney Lund, who topped the field by 26 seconds with a time of 21:15.32. Emily Halfman was seventh (23:15.9) and Jessi Swiatnicki took 25th (26:46.19).
The Peshtigo boys took second as a team, led by Caleb Smith and Logan Smith. Caleb took second of 28 runners (17:57.18) and Logan was third (18:19.12). Andrew Nelson was sixth (18:45), Cole Grabian took 18th (22:08.54) and Reese Yunke was 20th (22:37.34).
It was Peshtigo's first race, while some other teams have been competing a little longer.
"It was good. It kind of highlights our training that they've been pushing," Peshtigo coach Keith Nault said. "It's coming along. It's still the first race and it takes a little bit to get some racing under your belt helps and having someone to run against helps."
Nault said he hoped his boys would pack run a little more, but "we'll keep after it," he said. "It was their first try at it so we'll keep at it and see how that goes. It's a different bit of thinking there, but they went out well."
Oconto's boys were third. Kadin Baxter took eighth (19:34.34), Josh Maynard took 12th (20:31.4), Logan Allan was 14th (21:24.99), Braden Shallow took 16th (21:39.38), Jackson Martin was 19th (22:10.90), Christian Kock took 23rd (24:36.59), Ethan Brooks was 26th (27:30.22) and Kyle McFadden came in 27th (27:40.86). Oconto's lead runner Josh Woller did not compete.
The Crivitz boys had four runners. Sam Lieuwen was seventh (18:51.29), Joey Pickett took 10th (20:10.24), Jacob Behrendt took 13th (21:02.55) and Chad Schroeder was 21st (23:02.25).
The Oconto girls were third as a team, after second-place Laona/Wabeno. For the hosting Blue Devils, Jenessa Schneider was 10th (24:00.28), Lauryn Hendzel took 14th (24:55.21).Josie Mireles was 16th (25:21.43), Betsy Finger was 21st (26:09.68), Ellie Finger was 23rd (26:39.15), Jadyn Floyd placed 31st (28:46.19), Brooklyn Rasmussen was 32nd (28:51.84), Maddy Olive placed 34th (31:26.04), Josie Sieber was 35th (32:34.12), Hallie Wusterbarth took 36th (32:34.12) and Nevaeh Brill came in 38th (32:46.19).
Oconto coach Christina Porath said she thought her team ran well, especially considering the inclement weather that affected the day, especially during the boy's race.
Suring's girls took fourth, led by second-place finisher Olivia Noack (21:41.60). Chantelle Vandenelzen was eighth (23:44.51), Georgia Gerndt was 18th (25:29.92), Hailey Thomson took 27th (27:18.94) and Samantha Siebert took 29th (27:32.65).
The Crivitz girls took fifth. Grace Allard took sixth (23:15.38), Isabella Galindo was 11th (24:10.69), Olivia Caine took 12th (24:18.43), Abby Bauer was 24th (26:41.51) and Brook Bourn came in 39th (34:26.82).
Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy did not have a full team, but Kennedy Marquardt took 13th (24:26.02), Ruth Alberts was 33rd (31:19.86) and Samara VanArk was 37th (32:38.69).
The Laona/Wabeno boys took fourth of four teams.
Gillett Girls Lead Area Teams at Three Lakes Invite
Gillett's girls won the Three Lakes Invite on Thursday behind strong performances from the usual suspects.
Sylvia Hansen, who has become a household name for those who follow local cross country, was second of 63 runners to lead the way for Gillett (20:53.5), and her teammates weren't far behind.
Ryann Wagner was third in the field with a time of 21:06.1) and Carleigh Kaczmarek was fourth (21:30.8).
Megan Wagner took 15th (23:00.3), Alaina Herzog was 25th (24:06.3) and Laney Debauch came in 26th (24:31.2). Amber Brehmer was 32nd (25:30.2).
Derek Hanson, a senior just like Hansen, was the standout for the Tiger boys, finishing first in the race of 59, finishing in 17 minutes, 19.7 seconds.
The Tigers, who took third as a team, also got a fifth-place finish from Evan Peterson (18:03.8), a 12th-place finish from Ben Matczak (19:16.8) and Riley Engebretson was 13th (19:17.3).
Wyatt Wilz took 37th (21:54.8), Garrett Klein took 55th (24:22.5) and Grayson Klein came in 56th (25:11.9).
For Suring's girls, Olivia Noack was seventh (22:16.1), Chantelle Vandenelzen was 29th (24:57.8), Hailey Thomson placed 35th (25:49.1), Georgia Gerndt took 42nd (26:16.7) and Samantha Seibert was 51st (27:54.8).
For Coleman, which did not have a full five-runner team, Sara Seefeldt took 17th (23:15.1), Kiersten Jensen was 30th (25:04.5), Courtney DeRuyter took 39th (26:01.2) and Lauren Seefeldt placed 46th (26:59.8).
Coleman wasn't the only local school without a full team Thursday. Florence, Goodman-Pembine, Crivitz and Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy also had at least one runner in the race.
For Florence, Kiera Sullivan took 33rd (25:32.5), Caitlyn Kelley took 40th (26:05.6) and Paige Uren was 63rd (36.13.4).
Goodman-Pembine's Joley Berger was 18th to lead her squad (23:16.1), Kalen Berger took 43rd (26:48.3), Rebekah Strietzel placed 54th (29:13.9) and Rikki Snyder-Hamilton came in 61st (33:44.9).
Crivitz was led by Bella Galindo in 19th (23:19.1). Grace Allard was 23rd (23:53.2), Abby Bauer took 44th (26:53.3) and Brook Bourn was 60th (33:25.9).
Lena/STAA's Megan Shallow took 50th (27:54.4), Ruth Alberts was 54th (31:17.9) and Samara Vanark was 59th (33:22.8).
Coleman's boys were fourth in the team standings. Karson Casper took ninth (18:36.3), Alex Rennie placed 10th (18:58.6), Ray Lemieux took 21st (20:23.3), John
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