Peshtigo Girls Win Freedom Invite
Coleman, Gillett Marinette, Oconto Falls, and Peshtigo each had runners compete at the Freedom Irish Waters Invite on Friday, Sept. 2.
The race saw 164 runners compete in the 25-team boys race, while 28 girls teams totaled 177 racers.
The Peshtigo girls team finished first in the small school standings, seventh overall, behind strong efforts of 11th place overall finisher Mariah McDonough (20.15.24) and 12th place finisher Katrina Salmen (20.21.90). McDonough's time was good for second in the small school standings, and Salmen's earned her third. Alana Finger (21:17.64) also finished strong, coming in 30th overall and sixth in the small school race. Viola Smith took 69th for the Bulldogs with a time of 22:59.35, Mariah Powers (24:11.59) came in 111th, Abbie Lindbom (25:02.03) came in 136th, and Audrey Lewis took 164th, running a 27:36.77.
Oconto Falls' girls took 12th, with Ashley Keuken (21:33.87) leading the way, finishing 39th. Breanna Sadowski took 44th with a time of 21:46.55, Autumn Canavera (23:11.78) took 74th, Diane Moore (23:25.07) finished 82nd, Megan Loberger (23:31.88) crossed the line in 86th, Kennedy Kratz took 124th with a time of 24:39.12, and Grace Witt's time of 25:41.80 earned her 147th place to round out the scores for Oconto Falls.
Marinette finished just behind Falls, finishing 13th. Kimberly Carviou had a standout performance for the Marines, as she finished 9th overall with a time of 20:11.92. Chloe Lambie finished 35th for the Marines with a time of 21:22.48. Both Carviou and Lambie earned second team ranks in the Bay Conference last season. Katelyn Kitzinger (23:13.34) took 75th, Mariah Boye (23:41.85) took 83rd, Makennah Jasper (25:00.05) crossed the line 135th, and Madeline Torkko took 151st for the Marines, running the race in exactly 26 minutes.
Coleman came in 27th as a team, and was was led by 34th-place finisher Clara Yoap, who ran a 21:21.55. Tessa Torreano (28:30.05) came in 167th, while Mallory Olcott (28:46.49) finished right behind her in 168th. Alondra Herrera (30:30.47) took 171st, while Jada Smith came in 174th with a time of 32:40.48 and Amanda Champagne ran a 35:30.45, finishing 176th.
Gillett did not field a full team, but four Tigers competed, led by Lauren Herzog, who ran a 21:29.33 and finished 10th in the small school standings. Becca Brehmer (23:43.83) finished 35th in the 93-runner small school race, Kathy Bierhals ran a 34:53.42 and finished 56th in the small school competition, and Ana Grover ran a 28:22.62, placing her in 83rd.
Oconto Falls Boys
Finish 3rd, Peshtigo
6th, Coleman's Casper
Oconto Falls' boys team finished fourth overall, third in the large school race, led by Evan Konitzer, who ran a 17:14.05 and finished 16th overall in the race of 177. Every Panther boy finished in the top 100, as Aaron Kurth (17:32.10) finished in 24th, Noah Ludemann (17:49.32) finished 31st, Justan Konitzer (18:19.35) finished 51st, Brody Schindel (18.25.68) finished 55th, Evan Roberts (19:03.10) came in 88th, and Brent Wolf (19:08.79) rounded out the team's scores, finishing in 94th.
The area's top runner at the event was Peshtigo sophomore Cole Trimberger, who ran a 17:10.52 to finish third in the boys small school race and 15th overall, just one place ahead of Konitzer.
Peshtigo finished sixth as a team in the small school race, and 15th overall, with Reid Marquardt coming in 25th in the race of 69 with a time of 18:36.50. Tyler Lund (18:46.71) crossed the line in 76th, freshman Cyle Michalski took 86th, and Trevor Miller took 161st for the Bulldogs.
Coleman sophomore Kasey Casper, a 2015 state qualifier, followed closely behind Trimberger, finishing seventh in the small school standings with a time of 17:30.66. Coleman was not able to field a full team, but Miles Kremsreiter (18:34.89) and Caleb Gross (19.19.58) each ran for the Cougars as well, finishing 31st and 50th in the small school race, respectively.
A young Marinette team with just one upperclassman took 24th overall, with sophomore Carson Polomis, a Bay Conference second-teamer, leading the way with 18:09.64, good enough for 45th place. Jacob Micheals (19:42.69) came in 116th, Jordan Wendt (20:19.38) finished 133rd, Tony Courchaine (21:17.67) took 145th, Leif Hareid (21:25.47) came finished 149th, Jeremy Wendt (22.17.28) finished 157th, and Quinn Golueke (23.39.66) rounded things out for the Marines in 162nd.
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