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Wisconsin Rapids to Host State Cross Country at Ridges GC
The 104th running of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Cross Country Championships and the 44th Annual Girls Cross Country Championships will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Ticket price for the meet is $6.
The boys and girls will both run a 5,000-meter course. The following is a listing of the scheduled start times for each race:
Noon Division 3
12:35 p.m. Division 2
1:10 p.m. Division 1
1:45 p.m. Division 3
2:25 p.m. Division 2
3:05 p.m. Division 1
A 30-minute highlight show of both the State Boys and Girls Cross Country Meets will be aired on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Time Warner subscribers can check their local cable listings for the channel number in their area.
There are 20 teams contending for the State championship in Division 1 for boys and girls, and 16 teams competing for the boys and girls Divisions 2 and 3 team titles. Teams competing for the titles qualified last weekend at their respective sectional meets. The top two teams in each of the 10 Division 1 sectionals and the top two teams from each of the eight Divisions 2 and 3 sectionals advanced. In addition to the qualifying teams, the first five individual finishers at their respective sectionals, who are not a member of a qualifying team, also qualified for the State meet.
Defending champion Eau Claire Memorial won its second straight Division 1 girls team title with a five-runner score of 117. Arrowhead finished second with a team total of 169. Aubrey Roberts of Eau Claire Memorial was the individual champion. She covered the 5-kilometer course in 17:49.98. Pewaukee ran to its fifth team title in Division 2 with a score of 112. Shorewood finished second with a score of 138. Alicia Monson of Amery was the individual champion with a time of 18:28.96. Lourdes Academy claimed the Division 3 team championship for the third straight season and for the fifth time in six seasons with a score of 98, which was seven points fewer than runner-up Westby. Alissa Niggemann of Amherst won the individual title with a time of 19:00.40.
The Division 1 boys team crown went to Kimberly, finishing with a score of 80. Madison La Follette placed second with a score of 99. Finn Gessner of Madison La Follette won individual honors with a time of 15:44.60 on the 5-kilometer course. Pewaukee won the Division 2 crown with a score of 85. Wisconsin Lutheran was runner-up with 102 points. Daniel Pederson of Spooner ran to the individual Division 2 title with a time of 16:07.23. Darlington won its fifth straight State Division 3 team championship and its seventh title overall with a score of 49, well ahead of runner-up Boscobel with 106 points. Kevin Koski of Chequamegon won his second consecutive individual championship with a time of 16:02.59.