Team, Individual Champions Crowned at State Cross Country Meet

Team, Individual Champions Crowned at State Cross Country Meet

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – Boys and girls teams and individuals earned titles in three divisions at the 2022 State Cross Country Championships at The Ridges Golf Course Saturday.

Pacelli(2nd), Phillips(4th) Boys Net Top Results; Athens´ Sheahan, Pacelli´s Eiden and Hoerter Collect Top 20 Finishes at WIAA Boys Division 3 State Cross Country Meet

Lakelandś Owen Clark Takes 3rd, Medford´s Hraby 24th at WIAA Division 2 Boys Cross Country Meet

Muskego was the Division 1 girls team champion with a five-runner score of 45 to record the program’s third State championship. Slinger was a distance second with 110 points.

Medford Girls Finish 7th at WIAA State Cross Country Meet; Pines´ Gremban Takes 2nd, Medford´s Richter 14th

Junior Sara Mlodik of D.C. Everest was the girls individual champion in Division 1, pacing the field in 18:06.6 on the 5-kilometer course after finishing 12th in 2021.  Senior Summer Schuster of Slinger was second with a time of 18:09.9 after not qualifying last year following a 15th-place finish in 2020.

Sara Mlodik of D.C. Everest Crowned WIAA Division 1 State Cross Country Champion

Stevens Point raced to the boys Division 1 team championship for the 12th time in program history after placing fourth last season. The Panthers finished with a five-runner score of 39 points, and Oconomowoc finished second at 86 points following a 10th-place performance in 2021.

Stevens Point Boys Cruise to WIAA Division 1 Boys State Cross Country Title

Sophomore Manny Putz of Onalaska earned individual medalist honors after placing seventh last season. He completed the 5-kilometer in 15:26.7. Senior Zachariah Vance of Oconomowoc finished on the heels of Putz in second with a time of 15:26.9 after placing 23rd a year ago.

Xavier captured its first girls team championship, winning the Division 2 crown with 81 points, and former defending champion Dodgeville-Mineral Point finished in second place with a score of 124.

Sophomore Faith Wehrman of New Berlin Eisenhower ran to the Division 2 individual championship in a time of 18:14.8 after placing runner-up a year ago. Her time is the fifth-best time recorded in Division 2 at the State Meet. Junior Nora Gremban of Northland Pines finished second in a time of 18:24.6, improving on her third-place finish last season

Notre Dame won its first State boys team championship, capturing the Division 2 title with 81 points after finishing runner-up in three of the last four years.  Lakeside Lutheran finished runner-up with 115 points, moving up from a 10th-place standing last year.

Senior Joseph Stoddard of Mount Horeb ran to the Division 2 boys individual championship, improving 26 places from last year’s 27th-place finish. He completed the course in a time of 15:54.7. Senior Eli Boppart of Mauston placed runner-up for the second straight season, finishing in a time of 16:03.7. He also finished seventh in 2020.

In Division 3, Kohler won its first boys State championship with a team score of 94. Pacelli finished in second place with 102 points after placing seventh in 2021.

Senior Wesley Pronschinske of Cochrane-Fountain City ran to the boys Division 3 individual crown with a time of 16:08.9 after finishing fifth last year and eighth in 2000. JJ Williams of Glenwood City finished runner-up in a time of 16:17.0  to improve on his 12th-place finish in 2021.

Cochrane-Fountain City won the Division 3 girls team championship with a score of 132 to win the program’s fourth title. Lourdes Academy ran to a runner-up finish in the team standings with 138 points.

Freshman Abby Duellman of Cochrane-Fountain City earned individual medalist honors by winning in a time of 18:58.1, which is the fourth-fastest Division 3 time in State Meet history. Sophomore Nora Jillson of Boscobel, who placed sixth a year ago, was runner-up with a time of 19:08.4.

Girls
Division 1 Results
Division 2 Results
Division 3 Results
Boys
Division 1 Results
Division 2 Results
Division 3 Results

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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]