Iola-Scandinavia’s Emily Sether and Weyauwega-Fremont’s Caragan Volz have had plenty of success this season on their respective cross country teams.
That success continued Oct. 11, as Sether placed first and Volz was second in the girls’ race at the Central Wisconsin Conference Meet in Rosholt. Sether turned in a time of 15:30, while Volz crossed the finish line a second later.
They weren’t the only area runners to turn in top-10 performances at the meet, as Weyauwega-Fremont’s Nick Thomas and Corey Zeutzius placed sixth and 10th, respectively, with times of 17:16 and 17:40 and Iola-Scandinavia’s Derek Peterson placed ninth in the boys’ race in 17:33; and W-F’s Alyse Peters and Jane Beyer finished fifth and 10th, respectively, in 16:08 and 16:43 in the girls’ race.
The W-F girls placed third overall with 89 points, while the I-S girls placed fifth with 98.
The I-S boys were fourth with 102 points, while the W-F boys were fifth with 111.
Other places and times for I-S were John Faldet, 14th (17:57); Chase Przybylski, 20th (18:39), Javier Block, 22nd (18:52); Josh Elmhorst, 37th (20:02); Westley Peterson, 38th (20:04); Matt Jarosh, 39th (20:07); Shelby Trzebiatowski, 13th (16:53); Natalie Gauerke, 22nd (17:31); Krystal Tysdal, 26th (18:04); and Ellen Oligney, 36th (19:31).
Other times and places for W-F were Tyler Hart, 24th (19:11); Logan Kobiske, 29th (19:30); Mark Bucholtz, 42nd (20:38); Isaac Danke, 45th (21:20); Glenn Walborn, 47th (21:33); Aaron Ebert, 48th (21:41); Amy Hingeveld, 32nd (18:46); Aysia Schroeder, 40th (19:51); and Paige Kempf, 45th (21:01).
Amherst won the girls’ championship with 50 points, while the Falcon boys were sixth with 145.
Iola-Scandinavia will host a Division 3 sectional race Friday, Oct. 19, at the Iola Winter Sports Club. Weyauwega-Fremont and Amherst will also compete.
The boys’ race is set for 4 p.m., followed by the girls’ race at 4:45 p.m.
First- and second-place teams at sectionals, along with the top five individuals not on a qualifying team, advance to the State Cross Country Meet, which will observe its 100th anniversary this year Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.