Week six brought PR's, course records, and impressive team finishes. Catch the highlights from our coverage and more XC news from the weekend here!
Senior Matthew Seeber of Laona/Wabeno won the 5K race in 17:58.40. He was followed by a pair of runners from Crivitz High School - Joey Pickett (2nd, 20:37.50) and Jacob Behrendt (3rd, 20:42.80). Goodman-Pembine ultimately took the team win for the boys, with two runners finishing in the fourth and fifth positions.
On the girls' side, Suring High School had both the team win and the individual win in Olivia Noack (22:11.10). Laona/Wabeno followed in second place by one point, with Grace Krawze (23:02.20) and Natalie Newton (23:38.80) finishing in the second and third scoring positions.
Both middle school 3200M races were dominated by Crandon Middle School.
Nineteen teams competed across large and small school divisions at the Owl Invite on Thursday night. In the large school division, Slinger's Cael Grotenhuis joined the lead pack from the beginning and went on to win the race in 16:12.70. Behind him was Nolan Richey of Kimberly (16:37.70). Slinger also pulled ahead in team scoring to win the meet with 35 points.
On the girls' side, Kimberly took the team win, with top finisher Brooke Edwardson crossing the finish in 18:49.80. Slinger took second, with Mya Bunke (19:12.50) and Summer Schuster (19:19.80) coming in second and third.
Athletes got out to compete at the UW-Parkside course, some putting in their first 5K marks of what would be their 2020 season. The race featured individuals both in season, as well as those unable to compete in a traditional fall season. While not a team competition, we saw some impressive individual performances.
On the boys' side, Leo Richardson broke into the 15's on a challenging course, finishing in 15:49.8 and ahead of Owen Bosley (2nd, 16:07.5). It was a close battle for third and fourth, with Aidan Manning and Griffin Ward finishing in 16:08.5 and 16:08.6 respectively. Bode Erickson (16:37.4) followed to round out the top 5.
On the girls' side, Leane Willemse had another individual race win in 18:09.2. Genevieve Nashold (18:29.3) followed in second. Anna Fauske, Mya Kizer, and Alexa Kinas came in third through fifth, with times of 18:44.4, 19:27.1 and 19:30.0 respectively.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
Badger's Jackson Albanese crosses the finish, setting a PR and course record. Photo: TrackSide Timing
Max Blader set both a PR and a course record of 15:56.2 at the New Richmond Invitational . Cale Bishop followed just .3 seconds behind in 15:56.5 for second, marking another PR and impressive 1-2 finish for New Richmond.