Area Runners Compete in Mishicot & Oconto Invites

Cougars, Blue Devils 
and  Panthers Run 
in Mishicot Invite
Oconto Falls, Oconto and Coleman competed at the 25-team Mishicot Bremser Invite on Thursday.
The boys’ results were split between small and large schools, while the girls’ scores were combined into one. 
Coleman’s boys finished fifth of 10 small schools, while Oconto’s boys were seventh.
Leading the Cougars was Karson Casper. The senior took 11th of 85 runners (17:55.6). 
Beyond Casper, Alex Rennie was 18th (18:13.83), John Nowak took 30th (18:54.56), Isaiah Nowak was close behind in 32nd (19:10.36), Tyler Rennie took 40th (19:31.18), Pete Bruette placed 52nd (20:31.44) and Conner Markiewicz came in 78th (22:52.35).
For Oconto, Kadin Baxter took 19th (18:16.32), Josh Maynard was 28th (18:49.87), Jackson Martin was 47th (20:08.36), Bryton Fuller took 53rd (20:37.91), Tyler Beekman took 58th (20:51.50), Braden Shallow was 70th (22:04.35) and Daniel Alwin was 73rd (22:15.23).
Oconto Falls’ boys took ninth of 15 large schools. Of 100 runners, the Panthers’ Joe Adams was eighth (17:09.16), Ben Adams took 21st (18:05.82), Grant Yuma placed 58th (19:22.40), Brant Laluzerne took 67th (19:37.51) and Emerson Rice came in 73rd (19:46.87).
The Oconto Falls girls took ninth of 25 combined schools, led by 20th-place Hannah Ludemann, who finished in 21 minutes, 6.19 seconds.
With 188 total runners in the race, Brooke Hodkiewicz was 27th (21:19.16), Hailey Delzer was 44th (21:43.17), Maddy Przybylski took 75th (22:38.74), Sydney Bell was 110th (23:50.28), Ava Hodkiewicz took 129th (24:27.07) and Brooke Senn was 147th (25:27.46).
Oconto’s girls were 22nd, while the Coleman girls did not qualify for a team score with less than five runners in the race.
For Oconto, Addisyn Viestenz was 30th (21:23.91), Betsy Finger was 127th (24:23.13), Josie Mireles was 140th (25:03.15), Ellie Finger placed 143rd (25:13.92), Maggie Sohrweide took 145th (25:24.34) and Juliana Sieber took 155th (25:55.62).
The Cougars’ team consisted of Kiersten Jensen in 66th place (22:28.79), Paige Nowak in 148th (25:34.51) and Sara Seefeldt in 161st (26:25.59).
“My athletes ran phenomenal,” Coleman coach Becky Chaltry said, mentioning that Paige Nowak and Jensen both set personal records in the race. “That meet is definitely one of our favorites– flat, fast and great for spectators.”
The top five overall girls teams were, in order, Little Chute, Kiel, Fox Valley Lutheran, Two Rivers and Bay Port.
Little Chute, Two Rivers and Bay Port were the top three teams in the boys’ large school standings, while Ozaukee, Cedar Grove-Belgium and Kewaunee topped the boys small school ranks.
Marine Girls and Blue 
Devil Boys Top Area 
Teams at Oconto Invite
Oconto hosted Marinette, Lena, Menominee Indian, Marinette, Goodman-Pembine, Suring, Wausaukee and Crivitz for a cross country invite on Tuesday.
The boys’ race had 40 total runners and five complete teams.
Menominee Indian was first as a team, with an average time of 20:09.67. 
Oconto took second with an average counting score of 20:11.59. Oconto’s top five runners were Kadin Baxter in fifth (18:48.54), Jackson Martin in 11th (20:02.53), Tyler Beekman and Braden Shallow in 23rd and 24th, respectively, (21:41.72, 21:42.19) and Daniel Alwin in 26th (22:04.23).
Goodman-Pembine’s boys were third with an average time of 20:37.46. 
Kody Stahley was eighth (19:38.42), Caleb Meissner took 13th (20:19.68), Kevin Strietzel was 14th (20:20.24), Ryan Ehlert placed 19th (21:07.85) and Tristan Owens rounded out the counting times in 22nd (21:41.1).
Marinette was fourth as a team. The counting finishes for Marinette came from second overall Ryan Demmith (18:25.36), David Jewosksi in sixth (19:01.29), Jackson Draheim in 12th (20:11.89), Dillon Hebert, who was 30th (23:04.34) and Isiah Beaudo, who placed 33rd (25:42.43).
It was Demmith’s first run back from injury, but he said he’s feeling good. He even thinks he could have been faster.
“It felt pretty good, breathing was just a little different because I haven’t been training as hard as normal. I’m just trying to get some miles in,” Demmith said. “I feel like I could have gone a little faster, sooner at the end. I had a lot of energy left at the finish line.”
Lena took fifth among the full teams.  Max Beyer took 10th (19:52.97), Reed Hosking was 15th (20:21.98), Mason Belongia was 18th (20:55.32), Drake Dionna placed 27th (22:09.02) and Norman Aguilar was 28th (22:34.55).
Crivitz had the fastest runner in the race, with Sam Lieuwen taking first by over 34 seconds with a time of 17:50.82.
“He really crushed it today. I’m really happy with it,” first-year Crivitz coach Bryan Anderson said. “Seeing him lead the pack the entire race and then being able to maintain that without anyone pushing him was really fantastic.”
His teammates in the race were 16th-place Ben Brown (20:26.67), 20th-place Joey Pickett (21:32.92) and 38th-place Brock Banaszak (27:23.20).
For Wausaukee, Casey Nutt took 29th (22:36.5) and Mikeal Shedlock-Davis was 40th (30:34.82).
Marinette’s girls won the girls’ team event, though there were only three complete teams: Marinette, Oconto and Lena.
For the Marines, Hadley Reines was third of 34 runners (22:11.63), Molly Knutson took fourth (22:34.55), Ava Dahlman took fifth (23:00.28), Madison Kunick was seventh (23:30.91) and Addison Lacy was the Marines’ fifth counting score with a time of 23:40.31.
For Oconto, the top five finishers were Addisyn Viestenz in second (21:32.09), Betsy Finger in 11th (24:23.71), Lauryn Hendzel in 16th (25:29.77), Ellie Finger in 17th (25:41.94) and Maggie Sohrweide, who took 19th (26:09.21).
Oconto had 13 total runners in the girls’ race, the most of any school.
Lena’s top five times were by 18th-place Della Kostreva (25:42.93), 23rd-place Megan Shallow (28:01.49), Chaela Rabas and Haley VanArk in 29th and 30th, respectively,(30:01.29, 30:02.12) and Samara VanArk, who took 34th (32:06.75).
Suring had the top runner in the race, as Olivia Noack paced the field by over 14 seconds with a time of 21:17.47. Also for the Eagles, Hailey Thomson took 14th (25:01) and Samantha Seibert came in 24th (28:34.61).
Crivitz had one runner in the girls’ race, 10th-place Grace Allard (24:16.99).
Goodman-Pembine had two runners in the race: ninth-place Joley Berger (23:50.88) and Krystal Moddie in 13th (24:44.22).


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