Area Cross CountryIssue Date: October 11, 2018
Cougars Take First
The Coleman boys' cross country team has one for the trophy cabinet.
The Cougars brought home first place of eight scoring small school teams at the Russ Fameree Invite in Luxemburg-Casco on Friday.
Of 135 runners, Coleman's Kasey Casper was fifth overall (17:19.23). Caleb Gross placed 27th (18:08.78), Karson Casper came in 32nd (18:22.61), Koltin Grzybowski took 43rd (18:46.02), Seth Seefeldt was 83rd (19:39.03), Bryce Karban took 101st (20:18.24) and Sam King rounded out the Cougar finishes with a 111th-place spot (20:51.30).
"What a great night to be a Cougar," Coleman coach Becky Chaltry said. "All of my boys ran so great and even though the meet was divided in divisions, we couldn't easily pulled our own weight in the large school division based on the average times."
The Coleman girls came in fourth of seven qualifying teams in the small school race. Faith King, running in a borrowed pair of shoes, finished 17th in the field of 131 (21:29.63).
Sara Seefeldt took 50th (22:46.79), Mariah Mursau was 73rd (23:40.66), Ember DeWitt came in 102nd (25:19.37), Mariah Payette was 103rd (25:27.12), Stephanie Faudoa placed 126th (28:19.89), Alexandria Martinez took 130th (31:50.93) and MyKaela Podoski placed 131st (34:00.07).
"These girls keep on impressing me meet after meet," Chaltry said. "Now it's going to be time to hone in on that sectional meet. I can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming weeks."
Oconto's boys placed seventh of eight as a team in the small school race. Josh Woller led the Blue Devils across the line with a fourth-place finish (17:00.37).
Logan Allan was 87th (19:45.14), Josh Maynard placed 107th (20:29.16), Seth Brooks came in 117th (21:17.08), Preston Williams finished 126th (22:50.21) and Hayden Honish was 128th (23:22.86).
The Oconto girls took seventh. Ellen Sohrweide's 99th-place finish was first on the team (25:11.80), Chantelle Marotz was 118th (26:33.89), Elli Finger placed 123rd (27:33.86), Jadyn Floyd came in 125th (27:53.55) and Alayna Westenberg took 129th (29:39.43).
The Oconto Falls boys and girls did not receive a qualifying team score.
For the girls, Autumn Canavera placed fifth (20:21.59), Breanna Sadowski took 40th (22:29.69), Grace Williams took 70th (23:17.31), Morgan Van Haren took 86th (24:35.67), Ericka Havemeier came in 98th (25:06.91), Alyson Fabry took 100th (25:12.80), Katie Kurth placed 114th (26:17.77) and Haley Bell finished 121st (27:07.57).
Brody Schindel came in eighth (17:24.77) for the boys, Joe Adams was 22nd (18:03.45), Brendan Konitzer took 30th (18:16.83), Evan Roberts came in 44th (18:46.04), Matt Adams came in 51st (18:59.90), Isaac Raddatz took 57th (19:10.64), Brent Wolf finished (19:12.14) and Dylan Nelson came in 67th (19:21.70).
Suring's girls did not field a full team, with just three runners. Ryann Wagner was 10th overall (20:43.67), Maddy Vandevelde placed 80th (24:01.19) and Ava Hill was 122nd (27:12.26).
We were in Luxemburg-Casco tonight for the Russ Famaree invite. What a GREAT night to be a Cougar!!" siad Chaltry. "My boys took first in the small school division and brought home their first trophy!! All of my boys ran so great and even though the meet was divided in divisions, we could've easily pulled our own weight in the large school division based on the average times! My girls also had some very nice performances tonight! Faith brought home a 17th place finish overall and she wasn't even running in her own shoes! She didn't have her spikes and still pulled off a great time! One of the biggest standouts of the night was Mariah Mursau who dropped over a minute off her PR, so exciting!!! These girls keep on impressing me meet after meet! Now it's going to be time to hone in on that sectional meet, I can't wait to what happens in the upcoming weeks!"
Gillett Competes at
Gillett ran at the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Invitational on Saturday.
The Tigers did not receive a team score, with less than five runners on both the boys' and girls' sides.
With no Sylvia Hansen, Amber Brehmer was the top Tiger finisher in the girls' race, taking 61st of 104 runners (23:28). Alaina Herzog was 69th (23:48) and Angela Mosconi came in 84th (25:00).
Derek Hanson was 13th of 126 runners (16:57). Connor Hanson came in 85th (18:56) and Riley Engebretsen took 86th (18:59).
Stevens Point won both races.
Do Well in Seymour
Marinette had a pair of top-ten finishers at the Seymour Invitational on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Of 179 runners in the boys' race, Marinette's Carson Polomis was fourth (16:52.70). His finish was good for first of all small-school runners.
The Marinette boys were ninth of 26 teams overall, good for fifth of the small schools. Overall, Matt Maye was 27th (17:39.13), Jacob Michaels took 57th (18:22.10), Tyler Fayta came in 65th (18:28.76), Alec Queever took 158th (20:03.08) and Cody Cohan placed 163rd (20:15.21).
Katelyn Kitzinger came in eighth overall and third in the small-school race (19:54.25). Kim Carviou was 54th (21:43.86), Molly Knutson came in 74th (22:05.73), Samantha Pieper took 79th (22:10.25), Hadley Reines came in 109th (22:44.71), Alli Kacalo placed 134th (23:40.86) and Dahlman Ava took 154th (24:55.23).
The Peshtigo boys were 13th overall and seventh of 13 small schools.
Peshtigo's Reid Marquardt was 21st overall and sixth of the small school runners (17:28.34). Cole Trimberger was 35th overall (17:51.89), Caleb Smith took 38th (17:55.78), Logan Smith took 80th (18:40.52), Matt Jornlin came in 166th (20:22.77), Euan Gillespie took 175th (22:43.96) and Rowan Gillespie was 177th (24:45.43).
Peshtigo's girls were ninth of 11 small school teams and 19th of 24 overall. Sydney Lund took 46th overall (21:32.06) to lead the Bulldogs across the line. Alana Finger was 52nd (21:37.37), Emily Halfman took 93rd (22:22.78), Viola Smith was 110th (22:49.87), Brooke Lemke placed 141st (24:05.37), Jessi Swiatnicki came in 142nd (24:07.93) and Salsabeel Salem took 167th (26:53.94).
Maroons Compete at
Barnyard XC Invite
Menominee ran at the Barnyard XC Invitational in Beauchamps, Michigan on Thursday, Oct. 4 with all the big players from the eastern Upper Peninsula.
Racing against Marquette, Gladstone, Manistique, Escanaba, Stephenson, Munising and others, Menominee's girls placed second of nine teams behind only Marquette.
Of 69 runners, Hayden Buck placed fifth (21:03.7) to lead the Maroons. Katie Anderla was 10th (21:23.7), Jaida Lesperance took 12th (22:04.1), Abby Bradfield came in 19th (22:57.0), Maren Park came in 21st (23:08.1) and Amber Poquette was 60th (28:30.0).
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