Bulldog Boys Win Packerland Crown; Marinette's Polomis Tops NECIssue Date: October 18, 2017
Peshtigo's boys' cross country team won the Packerland Conference in their first season in the conference in Gibraltar on Thursday, Oct. 12.
There were five teams in the boys' conference race. Senior Tyler Lund took second of 48 runners in the race, behind only Gibraltar junior Evan Henry.
"Tyler took advantage of an opportunity on a flat course to turn in a personal best finish of 17:01.80, down from 17:50.17 on the same course earlier in the season," said Peshtigo Coach Keith Nault.
Bulldogs junior Cole Trimberger took sixth (17:20.86), junior Reid Marquardt placed eighth (17:32.80) and freshman Caleb Smith took 10th (17:49.52). Sophomore Matt Jornlin took 38th (21:10.74) and junior Euan Gillespie took 41st (21:16.57).
Lund and Trimberger earned first team honors in the conference, while Marquardt and Smith were second team.
The Bulldog girls tied for third of eight teams. Junior Alana Finger took third of 57 runners (19:54.57), senior Katrina Salmen took fourth (20:07.23) and junior Viola Smith was 11th (21:41.22).
"Alana and Katrina raced with the top runners through the two mile mark. They worked together and finished only 13.5 seconds apart," said Nault. "Viola passed two runners in the last 150 meters to ensure her PR and all conference spot."
Junior Brooke Lemke placed 33rd (24:18.05), junior Sidney Gullicksen was 43rd (25:31.74), sophomore Marissa Graese was 44th (25:42.00) and junior Julia Gordon took 45th (25:58.27).
Finger and Salmen were first team conference finishers, while Smith earned a spot on the second team.
"I'm really proud of the team," Nault said. "It was a great meet for us as 12 of 17 runners ran either a personal-best time or a season-best time."
Peshtigo will compete at sectionals on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Oconto's girls were seventh of eight. Senior Desirae Steier took 31st (23:58.94), sophomore Hannah Wusterbarth took 34th (24:28.69), junior Jasmine Driscoll was 37th (24:39.66), junior Ellen Sohrweide took 38th (24:48.92), junior Morgan Durand was 40th (25:04.42), junior Chantelle Marotz was 41st (25:15.27) and junior Karly Murphy was 55th (29:23.53).
The Oconto boys took fifth of five Packerland boys teams. Freshman Josh Woller was the top Blue Devil finisher, taking fifth (17:19.06), senior Kyle Stoll took 13th (18:12.25), senior Riley Skarda took 19th (19:04.46), freshman Logan Allan was 29th (20:21.82), junior Seth Brooks took 40th (21:14.76), junior Hayden Honish took 43rd (21:40.44) and senior Alex Maynard placed 44th (21:45.53).
In the boys JV race, Peshtigo junior Steve Hammer took eighth of 15 (23:45.63), sophomore John Shoupe took 11th (25:33.80) and sophomore Rowan Gillespie was 13th (25:51.65).
For the Blue Devil JV team, sophomore Sean Durand took fifth (22:21.95), junior James Alwin was ninth (23:52.44), sophomore Alex Pillsbury took 10th (24:29.34), sophomore Grant Rasmussen took 12th (25:44.93) and senior Connor Ebben took 15th (28:40.56).
Peshtigo junior Tahya Ihander was 10th of 16 (28:11.67) in the girls JV race. Oconto freshman Jadyn Floyd was 13th (29:16.45) and junior McKenna Bickel was 15th (29:38.99).
Packerland Conference Meet
Peshtigo boys: Tyler Lund second, 17:02; Cole Trimberger sixth, 17:21; Reid Marquardt eighth, 17:33; Caleb Smith 10th, 17:50; Matt Jornlin 38th, 21:11; Euan Gillespie 41st, 21:17
Oconto boys: Josh Woller 5, 17:20; Kyle Stoll 13, 18:13; Riley Skarda 19, 19:05; Logan Allan 29, 20:22; Seth Brooks 40, 21:15; Hayden Honish 43, 21:41; Alex Maynard 44, 21:46;
Girls' team scores: Southern Door 53, Kewaunee 73, Sturgeon Bay & Peshtigo 90, Sevastopol & Algoma 102
Peshtigo girls: Alana Finger third, 19:55; Katrina Salmen fourth, 20:08; Viola Smith 11th, 21:42; Brooke Lemke 33rd, 24:19; Sidney Gullicksen 43rd, 25:32; Marissa Graese 44th, 25:43; Julia Gordon 45th, 25:59
Oconto girls: Desirae Steier 31, 23:59; Hannah Wusterbarth 34, 24:29; Jasmine Driscoll 37, 24:40; Ellen Sohrweide 38, 24:49; Morgan Durand 40, 25:05; Chantelle Marotz 41, 25:16
Peshtigo junior varsity girls: Tahya Ihander 10th, 28:12
Peshtigo JV boys: Steven Hammer eighth, 23:46; John Shoupe 11th, 25:34; Rowan Gillespie 13th, 25:52
Marinette Polomis Races to NEC Cross Country Title
The North Eastern Conference Championship Cross Country meet on Friday, Oct. 14 ended with Marinette and Oconto Falls runners occupying the top two spots in the boys race.
The Oconto Falls boys were second of nine teams. Junior Brody Schindel took second of 62 runners (17:30.09). Senior Noah Ludemann was eighth (17:59.66), senior Justan Konitzer was ninth (18:11.59), sophomore Brendan Konitzer took 19th (18:33.07), senior Jared Van Haren took 24th (18:37.46), junior Dylan Nelson took 29th (19:06.44) and junior Brent Wolf placed 33rd (19:14.14).
Marinette was eighth of nine, led by junior Carson Polomis, who took first in the race by over 19 seconds, with a time of 17:10.53. Junior Tyler Fayta took 30th (19:09.75), sophomore Matt Maye took 37th (19:22.53), junior Tony Corchaine placed 48th (19:55.18), junior Jacob Michaels placed 50th (20:16.45), freshman Alec Queever placed 60th (21:58.17) and junior Colin Nygren took 62nd (23:07).
Freedom took first in the boys race, with Fox Valley Lutheran in third.
The Marinette girls came in fifth of 10. Sophomore Katelyn Kitzinger took third of 66 in the varsity race, running a 19:51.80. Junior Kim Carviou took 19th (21:57.05), freshman Samantha Pieper was 26th (22:38.42), freshman Lexi Kacalo took 44th (24:36.09), junior Makenna Jasper was 47th (24:50.52), Madeline Torkko came in 50th (24:59.67) and freshman Cora Wendt was 58th (25:55.50).
The Oconto Falls girls were ninth of 10. Sophomore Autumn Canavera was the Panthers' leader, taking 12th (21:19.87). Junior Grace Williams placed 45th (24:36.74), sophomore Ericka Havemeier came in 49th (24:57.99), sophomore Haley Bell was 56th (25:43.64), sophomore Morgan Helmle was 59th (26:17.97) and sophomore Morgan Van Haren was 60th (26:36.56).
Freedom, Little Chute and Fox Valley Lutheran were the top three teams in the girls race.
North Eastern Conference Meet
Varsity Boys: Freedom 46, Oconto Falls 60, Fox Valley Lutheran 96, Lux-Casco 130, Waupaca 133, Little Chute 136, Denmark 161, Marinette 161, Wrightstown 256
Oconto Falls boys: Brody Schindel 2, 17:31; Noah Ludemann 8, 18:00; Justan Konitzer 9, 18:12; Brendan Konitzer 18, 18:34; Jared Van Haren 23, 18:38; Dylan Nelson 28, 19:07; Brent Wolf 32, 19:15
Marinette boys: Carson Polomis 1, 17:11; Tyler Fayta 29, 19:10; Matt Maye 36, 19:23; Tony Corchaine 47, 19:56; Jacob Michaels 48, 20:17; Alec Queever 58, 21:59; Colin Nygren 60, 23:08
Varsity Girls: Freedom 37, Little Chute 78, Fox Valley Lutheran 88, Lux-Casco 104, Marinette 139, Wrightstown 164, Denmark 178, Clintonville 213, Oconto Falls 221, Waupaca 257
Marinette girls: Katelyn Kitzinger 3, 19:52; Kim Carviou 19, 21:58; Samantha Pieper 26, 22:39; Lexi Kacalo 44, 24:37; Makennah Jasper 47, 24:51; Madeline Torrko 50, 25:00; Cora Wendt 58, 25:56
Oconto Falls girls: Autumn Canavera 12, 21:20; Grace Williams 45, 24:37; Ericka Havemeier 49, 24:58; Haley Bell 56, 25:44; Morgan Helmle 59, 26:18; Morgan Van Haren 60, 26:37
Boys' team scores: Peshtigo 50, Southern Door 59, Sevastopol 71, Gibraltar 79, Oconto 83
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