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The Oconto Falls boys cross country team won the 21-team Russ Fameree Invite at Luxemburg-Casco on Friday, Oct. 7.
Senior Evan Konitzer led the Panthers across the line, finishing in 16:52.88 and claiming second overall in the field of 131, as well as second in the 70-runner large school rankings. Junior Noah Ludemann (17:40.54) placed 13th overall and 9th in the large school standings, sophomore Brody Schindel (17:56.38) took 19th overall and 13th in the large school standings, junior Justan Konitzer (18:00.06) came in 22nd, equaling 15th in the large school standings, and freshman Evan Roberts (18:13.36) came in 29th overall and 18th in the large school rankings. Senior Aaron Kurth (18:30.95) placed 39th, earning 39th and 25th overall. Finally, sophomore Brent Wolf took 49th overall and 31st amongst large school runners with a time of 18:43.46.
Marinette's boys varsity team took 14th overall and eighth of 10 teams in the large school standings. Marinette ran a team of six sophomores and one senior. Carson Polomis finished 14th overall and earned a large-school place of 10th, running a 17:46.22. Next was Jacob Micheals (19:26.00), who placed 68th in the combined and 40th for the large schools. Tony Courchaine (19:29.17) was right behind, taking 70th overall and 41st for large school runners. Jordan Wendt (19:55.17) took 85th and 48th, lone senior Leif Hareid (21:07.81) placed 110th overall and 59th in the large school standings, Jeremy Wendt (21:19.34) took 111th and 60th, and Quinn Golueke (21:27.43) came in 113th overall and 62nd in the large school rankings.
Freedom and Luxemburg-Casco took second and third in the large school team standings, respectively, behind first-place Oconto Falls.
Coleman took eighteenth overall as a team and 10th of 11 small school teams. Sophomore Kasey Casper (17:33.50) led the Cougars, taking 10th overall and fourth of 69 small school runners. Junior Miles Kremsreiter (17:59.35) placed 21st overall and seventh in the small school standings, senior Dakota Baars took 122nd and 60th with a time of 22:34.52, RJ Duckert, a sophomore, took 129th in the combined race and 67th of small school runners, and junior Cameron Zirbil (30:26.87) placed 131st and 69th.
Oconto placed nineteenth overall and ninth in the small school team standings. Junior Kyle Stoll (18:32.51) took 40th overall and earned a 15th place small school result, junior Riley Skarda (18:48.47) took 50th and 19th, sophomore Hayden Honish (20:53.07) came in 104th overall and 50th of small school competitors, senior Brennan Zahm (22:23.58) placed 121st overall and 58th for small school runners, junior Alex Maynard (23:02.26) took 123rd and 61st, freshman Sean Durand (23:13.29) earned 126th and 64th, senior Matthew Zahm took 127th overall and 65th of small school runners with a time of 23:13.29, and sophomore Alex Pillsbury placed 66th in the small school standings with a time of 25:23.25.
In the boys junior varsity race, Oconto Falls had nine runners. Of 100 runners, junior Jared van Haren (19:48.05) placed eighth, sophomore Ethan Cunningham (19:48.56) placed 10th, junior Bryce Peterson (20:22.44) came in 17th, senior Cameron Box (21:31.43) took 33rd, junior Brendon Konitzer (22:22.27) took 48th, junior Josh Johnson (22:35.96) came in 53rd, sophomore Liam Funkhoaser (22:45.84) placed 56th, Aaron Gonnering, a sophomore, ran a 24:54.77 and took 79th, and freshman Matthew Loberger (25:20.54) came 82nd.
Marinette had six JV competitors, led by Oliver Kaas-Rasumussen (21:58.79), who came in 41st. Freshman Michael Bielawski (23:10.21) came in 59th, freshman Tyler Potter (24:01.16) came in 67th, sophomore Nick Kehoe (24:09.58) finished 69th, sophomore James Martin (24:36.51) took 76th, and senior Eddie Paulsen (25:29.04) took 83rd.
Oconto also added nine runners. Sophomore Kolin Farrar (25:43.15) took 84th, sophomore James Alwin (25:49.34) took 85th, senior Alek Ertman (26:05.05) placed 87th, and senior Jon Erdman (27:03.61) came in 92nd. Junior Connor Ebben (28:15.38) finished 96th, senior Tyler Dworshok (28:34.13) came 97th, and was quickly followed by three Blue Devils finishing within a second of each other. Taking 98th, 99th and 100th, respectively, were senior Collin Vinson (28:34.13), senior Bryce Stenstrup (28:34.13) and Andrew Westphal (28:34.36).
In the girls varsity race, Marinette's girls took fifth overall of 19 teams, and fourth of 10 large schools. Of 124 total runners and 72 small school runners, sophomore Kimberly Carviou (19:34.60) took bronze, finishing third overall and in the large school standings. Junior Chloe Lambie (20:42.30) placed 12th overall and in the large school standings, freshman Katelyn Kitzinger (20:45.10) took 14th overall and 13th of large school runners. Junior Mariah Boye took 66th in the combined and 45th in the large school rankings, freshman Madeline Torkko took 71st and 47th, and freshman Keeylee Floriano (24:33.03) came in 95th and 57th.
Oconto Falls' girls finished close behind Marinette, taking sixth overall and in the large school team standings. Sophomore Breanna Sadowski (21:11.03) placed 19th overall and 15th of large school competitors, followed by seniors Ashley Keuken and Megan Loberger. Keuken (22:07.56) took 38th and 30th, while Loberger (22:09.21) came in 41st and 32nd. Next was freshman Autumn Canavera (22:13.84), who came in 45th overall and 34th in the large school rankings. Sophomore Grace Williams (22:56.27) came in 58th overall, with a 40th place large school finish. Senior Maddie Kurzynske (23:36.59) came in 74th and 49th, and senior Grace Witt (24:39.06) came in 98th and 60th.
Oconto's varsity girls took 19th and eighth of 9 small school teams. Junior Desirae Steier (24:07.64) came in 85th overall, while taking 35th of 62 small school runners. Sophomore Jasmine Driscoll (24:14.05) placed 88th in the combined race and 38th of small school runners, freshman Isabella Burrows (25:06.39) came in 108th and 48th, senior Maddy Meyer placed 113th overall and 53rd in the small school standings, senior Maycee Eparvier (26:26.15) took 114th overall and earned a small school place of 54th, sophomore Tatum Trepanier (27:58.16) took 122nd overall and 58th of small school runners, sophomore Madi Moberg took 124th and 61st (28:49.48), and sophomore Maryah Weiler (28:59.53) placed 62nd in the small school rankings.
Coleman's lone runner was Clara Yoap. The junior ran a 21:02.20, good for second in the small school standings. That time was 15th of all girls varsity runners.
Winning the girls team event overall was Luxemburg-Casco, followed by Freedom and Kiel, who finished second and third, respectively. Brillion finished one spot in front of Marinette, taking fourth. Brillion won the small school competition. Roncalli took second and Reedsville took third.
Coleman did run two junior varsity girls. Junior Anna Dohl (27:58.49) came in 70th of 101 runners, while sophomore Jada Smith (29:16.78) took 84th.
For the Oconto Falls JV girls team, senior Hannah Fontaine (26:39.37) came in 52nd, sophomore Katie Kurth (27:44.76) came in 67th, and sophomore Emily Gonnering (31:21.18) placed 93rd.
On the Oconto Blue Devils' girls team, sophomore Mckenna Bickel (29:09.99) came in 83rd and sophomore Areanna Bickel (32:47.33) placed 97th.
Peshtigo's boys varsity cross country team placed ninth in the 22-team Seymour High School Cross Country Invitational on Thursday, Oct. 6. Of the 11 small schools at the race, the boys placed third.
Sophomore Cole Trimberger led the Bulldog boys, taking 15th overall of 158 and fifth of 76 in the small school standings, running a 17:41.06. Junior Tyler Lund (18:42.87) was next across the line, finishing 49th overall and 17th in the small school race. Sophomore Reid Marquardt (18:44.18) took 52nd overall and 18th in the small school race. Freshman Cyle Michalski (18:44.35) was just .17 seconds behind Marquardt, running to a 53rd place overall and 19th place small school finish. Freshman Jack Collins (20:26.37) placed 119th overall and 49th in the small school standings. Senior Trevor Miller (22:07.40) took 145th overall and 65th overall to round out Peshtigo's scores.
Peshtigo ran three junior varsity runners in the 303-runner JV race. Sophomore Euan Gillespie was first amongst them, taking 212th with a time of 23:41.88. Next was freshman Matt Jornlin (24:26.48), who placed 236th, and sophomore Steve Hammer, who took 261st with a time of 25:31.69.
Appleton North won the combined varsity race, followed by second place Appleton West and third place Hortonville. Finishing ahead of Peshtigo in the small school varsity race were Notre Dame Academy and New London, who placed first and second, respectively.
Peshtigo's girls varsity team finished 10th overall in the field of 22 and fourth in the 10-team small school race. Senior Mariah McDonough led the team, hustling to a sixth place overall finish in the field of 156 and silver in the 70-runner small school race, running a 20:27.16. Next was sophomore Alana Finger, who finished 19th overall and fourth in the small school race with a time of 21:23.66. Junior Katrina Salmen (22:21.07) took 48th overall and 14th in the small school standings. Sophomore Viola Smith (23:18.56) placed 84th in the combined and 27th in the small school race. Freshman Mariah Powers (23:35.71) placed 92nd and 32nd, and the Bulldogs' girls scores were rounded out by sophomore Sidney Gullicksen, who took 129th overall and 50th in the small school rankings.
Hortonville won the combined varsity race, followed by Appleton North and Pulaski, who finished second and third, respectively. In the small school varsity team standings, Fox Valley Lutheran took the gold, followed by Xavier, West De Pere and then fourth place Peshtigo.
In the 276-racer girls junior varsity competition, freshman Audrey Lewis (25:46.53) placed 75th, sophomore Brooke Lemke (26:40.68) took 119th, and Tahya Ihander (30:44.75), a sophomore, took 245th.
Coleman runners held the top spots in both the boys and girls races at the 2016 Lena Invite Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Kasey Casper and Miles Kremsreiter went back-to-back in the boys race, with Casper (17:18) capturing first and Kremsreiter (17:35) taking second. Garret Johnson (22:42) took 21st in the field of 43, and RJ Duckert (25:07) came in 35th.
Laona-Wabeno's Ty Heuer (7:48) took third in the race. Next for Laona-Wabeno was Connor Monnot (21:49), who placed 17th. Jonathan Statezny (23:11) took 23rd, William Rabe (23:27) took 25th, Josh Stefanski (23:58) came in 28th, and Aiden Lowery (24:55) finished 32nd. Of the four schools to field complete teams, Laona-Wabeno took third.
Oconto ran 17 runners in the race, and earned second place as a team. Kyle Stoll (18:17) took fourth, Riley Skarda (18:51) came in sixth, Hayden Honish (21:07) placed 12th, Brennan Zahm (21:37) came in 16th, Matthew Zahm (22:58) placed 22nd, Sean Durand (23:42) took 27th, Alex Pillsbury (24:00) finished 30th, Kolin Farrar (24:49) placed 30th, and Alex Maynard (24:57) took 33rd. Jon Erdman (26:33) took 36th, Bryce Stenstrup (26:52) finished 37th, Alek Arman (27:07) took 38th, James Alwin (28:06) came in 39th, Connor Ebben (28:40) placed 40th, Collin Vinson (28:42) finished 41st, Andrew Westphal (28:48) took 42nd, and Tyler Dworshok (29:41) finished out the Blue Devil runners with a 43rd place finish.
Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas had one runner in the boys race. Connor Heise (19:46) took eighth.
For Pembine, Evan Metras (22.23) took 20th, Wyatt Marcy (23:22) came in 24th, and Micah Heath (23:28) came in 26th.
Also running in the boys race were competitors from NEW Lutheran, Washington Island and Wolf River Lutheran. NEW won the team event, and Washington Island took fourth.
Clara Yoap won the girls race for Coleman with a time of 20.49. Mallory Olcott (25:56) placed 10th in the field of 27, followed closely by Tessa Torreano (26:16), who took 11th. Alondra Herrera (27:34) came in 16th, Jada Smith (31:22) finished 25th, and Amanda Champagne (31:44) took 26th. Coleman took second of the two teams who qualified.
Laona-Wabeno's Rhiannen Hooper (21:06) placed second overall, Kaitlyn Froneck (24:00) came in fifth, Kenzy Mischo (29:43), and Grace Warner (30:52) came in 23rd.
Oconto, who took first of the two full teams, was led by Desirae Steier, who ran a 23:36. Jasmine Driscoll (25:18) took seventh, Isabella Burrows (25:19) placed eighth, Maddy Meyer (26:58) finished 13th, Tatum Trepanier (27:01) placed 14th, Madi Moberg (29:26) came in 19th, Maryah Weiler (29:29) took 20th, McKenna Bickel (30:18) placed 22nd, and Areanna Bickel (32:46) came in 27th.
Lena/STAA had three runners, with fourth place Alexis Misco (23:59) leading the trio. Lauren Harvey (26:57) took 12th and Georgia Thomson (29:10) came in 18th.
Pembine's Kayley White took 24th, running a 31:08.
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