Marine/Maroon Girls Finish 1-2 in Border Battle
Marinette's Polomis First, Coleman's Casper Second in Boys Invitational
The Marinette girls cross country team had three girls finish in the top ten on their way to the championship at their home invitational on Tuesday. The Marine girls scored 49 points, 12 ahead of twin city rival Menominee who finished with 61.
The Marines were led by second place finisher Kim Carviou who toured the course in 20:52.1. "My coach wanted me to work on pushing the pace a little harder in this race because we have a big meet coming up in Oshkosh," said Carviou after the race. "My legs were tight but I just tried to push through, that's the biggest thing about cross country, you just have to push through it."
Marine Chloe Lambie was fourth overall with a time of 21:49.2 and teammate Katelyn Kitzinger was the eighth runner to finish with a time of 22:29.3.
The Marines and Maroons came together for a cause on Tuesday as both teams ran wearing green ribbons in support of former Menominee runner Lilly Johnson who attends Concordia University. "We ran for Lilly today to support her in her battle with caner," said Marine runner Chloe Lambie. "Lilly is a fighter and we wanted to support her while she is beating cancer." added Marinette Coach Jenni Campbell.
Mariah Boye was 21st overall in 24:20.4 and Makennah Jasper was 26th in 24:54.3 to round out the Marinette scorers.
Runner-up Menominee was led by a trio of runners. Jaida Lesperance finished ninth in 22:44.5, Abby Bradfield came in 10th with a time of 23:02.8, and Katie Anderla who ran the course in 23:09.7 for 11th in a fine display of pack running. Lauren Clausen came in 23rd and Emily Peterson was 25th for the Maroons.
Clara Yoap led Coleman with a time of 22:07.6 for fifth place overall. Cougar Mallory Olcott was 47th in 27:30.9 and Lauren Harvey from Lena/STAA finished less than a second later for 48th.
Polomis Wins, Coleman
Places 3 in Top Ten at
Boys Border Battle
Marinette's Carson Polomis took the lead at the two mile mark and held off the competition to win the "Border Battle" cross country invitational held at Marinette High School on Tuesday. Polomis finished the race in 17:35.4 ten seconds in front of silver medalist Kasey Casper from Coleman who pushed the pace early. "My coach told me yesterday that he thought I could win the race," said Polomis, "so if I was going to win the race, I knew I had to go with him (Casper) so he wouldn't get too far ahead."
On a downhill after the two mile mark, Polomis saw an opportunity to grab the lead. "Going down the hill I knew I could blindside him on the corner so I booked it down the hill and just took off at the corner," Polomis said.
Caspers fast early pace may have cost him later in the race. "I may have taken it out a little to fast," said Casper. "I should probably have been around 5ൗ for the first mile instead of 5:00."
Coleman's outstanding day did not stop with Caspers performance. Cougar Miles Kremsreiter (18:31.8) and Caleb Gross (18:51.7) finished in sixth and eighth places respectively to lead all schools in top ten finishes. "They ran great, I am very pleased," said Coleman coach Becky Chaltry. "That's the most exciting finish we've had this season and with Clara Yoap's fifth place finish, we're bringing home five medals today, it's a good day!!"
Alec Bailey paced Menominee with an 11th place time of 19:09.1. Lena/STAA was led by Conner Heise who finished 21st in 20:16.4.
Marinette Jacob Micheals was 20th in 20:09.7, Jordan Wendt finished 28th in 20:39.7, Tony Courchaine came in 36th and Jeremy Wendt was 51st to round out the Marine scoring.
Menominee's Chase Modscheidler came in 22nd with a 20:16.7, Zachary Bowers finished 27th in 20:26.6, Braeden Park was 49th, and Seth Hornick was 60th for Menominee.
Marinette's Carviou and
Coleman's Casper Pace
Area Runners at Bay Port
Coleman and Marinette competed at the Bay Port Pirate Cross Country Invitational at Meadowbrook Park in Howard on Thursday, Sept. 15. 13 girls teams competed, along with 11 boys teams.
The seventh-place Marine girls were led by a strong performance from Kim Carviou (20:20.18), who earned seventh place overall in a race of 95 girls. Chloe Lambie (21:36.65) took 24th, Katelyn Kitzinger (22:28.55) took 42nd, Makennah Jasper (24:00.49) took 68th, Mariah Boye (24:31.14) took 78th, Madeline Torkko (25:27.28) took 87th, and Keelee Floriano (26:03.05) finished 91st.
Coleman entered two girls in the girls varsity race. Clara Yoap finished 27th with a time of 21:44.40, while Tessa Torreano finished 95th with a time of 27:46.05.
Kimberly won the varsity race, followed by Appleton North and Lourdes Academy.
Four Cougars competed in the 208-runner girls junior varsity race, led by 91st-place finisher Mallory Olcott (26:39.83). Alondra Herrera (28:47.23) finished 152nd, Jada Smith (32:57.12) came in 200th, and Amanda Champagne (34:28.08) crossed the line in 205th.
Carson Polomis led the 11th-place Marine boys in the race of 94, running a 17:57.88 and finishing 24th. Jordan Wendt (22:32.47) and Jacob Michaels (20:34.30) finished back-to-back at 67th and 68th, respectively, Jeremy Wendt (21:48.53) finished 83rd, Leif Hareid (21:52.24) took 84th, Quinn Golueke (22:50.85) finished 87th, Colin Nygren (23:23.33) came in 89th, and Eddie Paulsen (26:18.42) rounded out the Marine runners in 93rd.
Coleman ran four runners in the race, topped by Kasey Casper, who ran a 17:45.91. Miles Kremsreiter (18:17.20) was not far behind, finishing 31st. Caleb Gross (18:42.11) took 41st, and RJ Duckert (26:18.58) took 94th. "My top three boys ran very well considering the difficulty of the course," said Coleman Head Coach Becky Chaltry. "It was a good race with challenging competition."
Appleton North won the team event, while Kimberly placed second and Bay Port took third.
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