Local runners winning at area cross country races

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NEW Media Staff

Oconto Falls girls finished second out of nine large schools at the Russ Fameree Cross Country Classic in Luxemburg on Oct. 7. The team scored 60 points.

Brooke Hodkiewicz led the Panthers with a fourth-place overall finish. The other four scorers all finished in the top 25. They were Hailey Delzer in 11th, Emma Meissner in 18th, Hannah Ludemann in 21st and Ava Hodkiewicz in 23rd. Mackenzie Lotto and Maddy Przybylski also competed.

Competing individually were Suring’s Georgia Gerndt (29th), Ginger Gerndt, Allyson Seibert and Natalie Seibert.

Oconto Falls boys finished in fifth out of nine large schools and scored 114 points.

Ben Adams set the pace with a third-place overall finish. He was joined by Griffin Kopke in 22nd, Brant Laluzerne in 35th, Isaiah Holz in 49th and Sage Mendolla in 62nd. Also running were Emerson Rice and Landon Timm.

Individual competitors included Suring’s Garrett School and Liam Matelski.

Seymour Invite

Shawano’s girls took first place and the boys placed second among Division 1 schools competing at the Seymour Invite on Oct. 5.

Three members of the girls team captured the top three finishes with Lilly Guenther in first, Grace Chelberg in second and Bailey Hendricks in third. Macy Beyer placed 11th, and Adalyn Barkley was 14th.

Also competing for Shawano were Anabelle Schroeder (22nd) and Arica Preston (29th).

The boys were led by Ethan Onesti in second and Will Chelberg in third. Also placing for Shawano were Andon Chelberg in 14th, Josiah Kuehl in 15th and Quinn Olson in 32.

Connor Chelberg finished in 36th place, and Trevor Schwartz was 41st.

Papermaker Invitational

Pulaski’s boys placed fifth out of eight teams at the Papermaker Invitational, hosted by Kimberly, on Oct. 5.

Daniel Augustine led the way with a sixth-place finish. He was joined by Dayne Nowak in 24th, Parker Marshall in 26th, Peyton Law in 29th and Thomas Murphy in 42nd.

Also running were Enrique Stange, who placed 47th, and Dayne Groth, who was 48th.

The girls did not field a team, but Olivia Stedl placed fifth, Estella Vieaux was 40th and Brianna Anundsen finished in 59th.

Weyauwega-Fremont Invite

Bonduel’s girls cross country team took first with a score of 71 at the Weyauwega-Fremont Warkawk Invite on Oct. 5.

Mariah Wondra (sixth) and Teagan Engel (11th) medaled with Joselyn Bohm (16th), Ashlyn Kurey (21st) and Cierra Schnell (30th) making the top five scored. The girls have placed first in four out of the last five meets.

Hailey Berg placed 31st, Taylor Rank was 55th and Seidy Blandon was 66th.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Nora Bushman finished in third place overall with a time of 19:54. Gabrielle Timm placed 17th, Amelia Bessert was 74th and Ava Hegewald was 82nd.

Menominee Indian’s Urijah Reevis finished in 22nd place.

Marion’s Bella Conover finished in 72nd place, while Bridget Much was 76th.

The Bonduel boys team took fourth place with a score of 95.

Ben O’Brien took fourth overall and medaled with team members Race Anvelink (22nd), Oliver Chitwood (26th), Gage Anderson (37th) and Griffin Uelmen (39th), as the top five scored.

Ben Reisner was 54th, Joah Dworniczak was 69th and Garrett Anderson placed 74th.

Menominee Indian’s Barron Waupoose finished in 15th place, Julius Kaquatosh was 20th, Francis Delabrau was 30th, Maech Corn was 44th, Tony Corn was 75th and Dennis Bear was 79th.

Gresham/Bowler’s Bryson Nelson placed 19th, and Kobe Miller was 82nd.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Hayden Miller finished in 34th, Jonas Bushman was 36th, Taras Guk placed 56th, Milo Salveson was 57th, Dalton Fletcher was 62nd, Max Kasprak placed 64th and Carson Meronk was 78th.

Marion’s Jesse Trebus finished in 66th place, Tristan Herro was 72nd and Adam Liethen was 85th.

Seventeen schools from Divisions 2 and 3 participated.

Suring Invite

The Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy boys took second place out of five teams at the Suring Eagle Invitational on Oct. 3.

Erik Kosch placed fifth overall in 20:18.9, followed by Mason Belongia in sixth in 20:53. Dominic Tanguay was 17th, followed right behind by Dash Comins in 18th and Mason Spice in 19th.

Also competing were Dane Comins, who finished in 22nd, and Robert Alberts, who placed 30th.

Wolf River Lutheran’s Ryan Drengler ran the course in 22:53.8, while Suring’s Garrett School completed in 24:32.6. They were the only runners for their schools.

Suring’s girls took second place out of three teams.

Georgia Gerndt placed second overall in 22:31.2, Ginger Gerndt was eighth in 24:59.7, and Allyson Seibert was eighth in 26:00.1. Samantha Seibert placed 10th in 27:57.5, and Natalie Seibert was 12th with a time of 28:52.1.

Running as individuals without a complete team were Lena/St. Thomas’ Aspynn Anderson, Wolf River Lutheran’s Violet Buchholz, Lena/St. Thomas’ Haley Vanark and teammates Miriam Alberts and Kali Fischer.

Marion Invite

Runners from Gresham/Bowler and Menominee Indian joined host school Marion at an invitational Oct. 2.

The top five boys were Max Voss, Mason Carrico, Elijah Bohm, Colton Vander Laan and Julius Kaquatosh.

For the girls, the top five were Ava Lorenz, Melanie Jentsch, Jolie Jaeger, Marilyn Klatt and Calla Benjamin.