Iola-Scandinavia’s cross country team held its own against more than 2,000 other runners Sept. 21 at the Smiley Invitational in Wausau.
The Thunderbird girls’ squad placed sixth in Division 3, while the boys finished 12th.
I-S had a pair of top-10 finishes on the girls’ side, as Emily Sether and Leighten Fischer placed seventh and ninth, respectively, with times of 16:21 and 16:25. Also finishing for the T-Birds were Shelby Trzebiatowski (25th, 17:32); Natalie Gauerke (41st, 18:08); Krystal Tysdal (87th, 19:56); Emily Madson (98th, 21:10); and Ariana Garton (101st, 21:39).
Chase Przybylski paced the T-Bird boys by finishing 29th in 18:41. Also placing were Dylan Robbins (51st, 20:11); Michael Schaefer (66th, 21:04); Ian Thurston (82nd, 22:16); and Brandon Ibe (85th, 24:09).
The T-Birds will head to Stevens Point’s Iverson Park Saturday, Sept. 28, for the Pacelli Invitational, which starts at 9:30 a.m.