Clintonville Junior Tyler Sawall turned in his best performance of the season in New London on Sept. 18.
Sawall led all other area runners in the boys 5,000 meter race, crossing the line in 17:12 to finish sixth overall. Tony Cass of Hortonville was one second behind in 17:13 while New London’s lead runner, Michael Heise finished 10th in 17:32.
Clintonville’s second runner, Xavier Fletcher also turned in a season best, finishing 13th in 18:08. Kyle Wied (18:46, 31st), Jake DeCleene (18:56, 36th), and Garrett Cunningham (22:23, 75th) also ran well for Clintonville.
“Tyler was in the lead pack and Xavier was in the chase pack, right where they should be. They both ran a demanding interval workout two days before the race, so I am pleased with their performances,” noted Coach Jeff Crumbaugh.
The Lady Truckers were led once again by Samantha Hohn who finished seventh overall in 16:31. Macy Eagan (4th, 16:20) and Annalise Schroeder (5th, 16:21) of New London were the area’s top runners in the girls’ race. Other Clintonville runners in the girl’s varsity race include Ana Huber (38th, 17:31), Kathryn Henschel (61st, 18:35), Holly Mayek (63rd, 18:51), and Liz Aceto (79th, 21:44).
“Ana had a breakthrough race, improving her time by a minute and a half. She is responding to our training program well. Samantha continues to run well and is developing confidence as a lead pack runner,” said Crumbaugh.
Clintonville Middle School Girls Win New London Invite
Led by a 1-2-3 finish the Clintonville Middle School girls captured the overall team title in the New London Middle School Invite. Ali Johnson, Brianna Gretzinger, and Jessica Petruzates led from start to finish in the 1.8 mile course at Hatten Park. Marietta Sorenson (19th) and Emily Graper (22nd) completed the scoring for Clintonville. The Truckers narrowly edged a talented team from New London on a tie breaker. Clintonville’s Christopher Pues captured first overall in the boys race. Additional medalists on Clintonville boy’s squad include Josh Schroeder (6th) and Nathan Raasch (18th).