The season is quickly winding down for area cross country teams.
Waupaca, Iola-Scandinavia, Weyauwega-Fremont and Manawa will compete in their respective conference tournaments this week.
W-F, I-S and Manawa will join Amherst, Bonduel, Marion, Stevens Point Pacelli, Marion, Rosholt, Menominee Indian and Wittenberg-Birnamwood at the Central Wisconsin Meet, scheduled for 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 16) in Weyauwega. Meanwhile, Waupaca will join Appleton Xavier, Berlin, Clintonville, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Little Chute, Ripon and Winneconne at the Eastern Valley Conference meet, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Winagamie Golf Course near Appleton.
Here’s a rundown of recent meets from all four teams:
MARION – Manawa’s boys’ team edged Iola-Scandinavia by one point Oct. 6 to win the Marion Invitational.
The Wolves had three top-five runners to finish with 27 points, while the Thunderbirds had 28.
Iola-Scandinavia’s Chase Przybylski won the boys’ race in 19:11, followed by teammates Michael Schaefer (fourth, 23:13); Tyler Huffman (sixth, 24:14); Sam Jarosh (eighth, 25:14); Ian Thurston (ninth, 26:18); and Trenton Niemi (12th, 28:54).
Jared Zielke finished second for Manawa in 20:50, followed by Andrew Scheller (third, 21:47); Daryn Claussen (fifth, 23:36); Brad Grimm (seventh, 25:14); Adam Michalowski (10th, 26:19); and Matthew Wepner (11th, 28:04).
Iola-Scandinavia won the girls’ title with 23 points, followed by Marion (41) and Manawa (69).
The T-Birds’ finishers included Erika Kisting (second, 21:35); Leighten Fischer (third, 21:56); Shelby Trzebiatowski (fourth, 22:59); Natalie Rustad (fifth, 24:08); Ariana Garton (ninth, 26:35); Emily Madson (10th, 27:43); and Mia Wandtke (12th, 29:36).
Manawa’s runners included Jody Wentworth (eighth, 26:33); Lexi Smiles (11th, 27:56); Brooke Schernecker (15th, 30:28); Allison Bristol (17th, 31:45); Josie Claussen (18th, 31:47); and Briana Severson (19th, 33:12).
Don Chase Relays
WEYAUWEGA – Weyauwega-Fremont hosted the Don Chase Relays Oct. 9.
Medford won the boys’ event, while I-S was seventh and Manawa eighth. W-F did not have a full team.
Pryzybylski finished fourth for the T-Birds in 17:25, followed by Huffman (45th, 21:23); Niemi (53rd, 23:37); and Thurston (54th, 23:57).
Manawa’s finishers included Zielke (29th, 19:33); Scheller (30th, 19:33); Claussen (46th, 21:51); Grimm (52nd, 23:12); and Michalowski (55th, 25:06).
Weyauwega-Fremont’s runners included Nic Leach (37th, 20:20); and Glenn Walborn (50th, 22:16).
Wittenberg-Birnamwood won the girls’ event, while I-S was third and Manawa 10th. W-F did not have a full team.
Kisting placed second for I-S in 20:19, followed by Fischer (fourth, 20:23); Trzebiatowski (15th, 21:39); Rustad (21st, 22:12); Garton (52nd, 25:16); Wandtke (57th, 26:51); and Madson (59th, 27:10).
Manawa’s finishers included Smiles (51st, 25:15); Schernecker (56th, 26:51); Severson (64th, 28:14); Bristol (66th, 28:41); and Claussen (67th, 29:01).
Weyauwega-Fremont’s runners included Marlen Leyva (34th, 23:10); and Emily Durrant (55th, 26:49).
SEYMOUR – Waupaca, which had competed for the past several years at the Don Chase Relays, switched gears this year and instead headed to the Seymour Invitational, also held Oct. 9.
The Comets placed seventh in Division 2. Runners included Mitchell Rotta (11th, 17:08); Hunter Smith (27th, 17:57); Ryan Weise (33rd, 18:08); Parker Sweeney (43rd, 18:34); Erick Bolwerk (51st, 19:19); Ryan Esch (55th, 19:29); and Ben Waitrovich (56th, 19:39).
The girls finished ninth in Division 2. Runners included Michelle Petkovsek (12th, 20:39); Mya Snyder (37th, 22:00); Victoria Nowak (50th, 22:31); Alisa Blank (53rd, 22:38); Sophie Sicchio (62nd, 23:21); and Kristin Petkovsek (66th, 23:40).