Wet conditions don’t dampen Hornets run
By Ginna Young
Although conditions weren’t ideal for peak performance, with a cold, driving rain, the Cadott cross country team still rose to the occasion Oct. 19, for the Cloverbelt Conference Championship meet. Held on home turf at Whispering Pines Golf Course, the runners made their marks in the Regional action.
The boys squad came in fourth out of 14 teams, while the girls placed 11th out of 12 schools.
Freshman Peter Weir burst out of the pack for a sixth place finish, earning All-Conference honors in a time of 17:46.4. Also receiving conference recognition, was sophomore Tad Weiss, placing 17th (19:02.7).
“Both ran strong and consistent during the race,” said coach Tom Weiss.
Junior Zach Morgal came in next in 27th (19:44.6), followed by freshman Eddie Mittermeyer with 38th (20:22.5). Sophomore Evan Freed was a few steps behind for 42nd place (20:43.5), followed by freshman Brayden Sonnentag in 47th (20:57.2).
Freshman Keagen Galvez trotted in for a 55th place finish (21:24.2).
Junior Meadow Barone placed highest for the girls’ side, in 37th (24:50.5), while freshman Lucy Lindeman ran for 48th place (25:21.4). Sophomore Jessica Klukas was next in line for 53rd place (25:34.4) and junior Kaileigh Tice placed 60th (26:21.2).
Finishing out the day, were freshman Haley Larson in 78th (29:17.1) and sophomore Izzy Chady in 82nd (33:46.3).
Tom Weiss says it has been an exciting season, not without its challenges, with the Hornets now slated to take part in Sectional competition at Boyceville, Saturday, Oct. 26.
“Seeing the growth and at times, inconsistency in performance in a young team…adds to the excitement,” said Tom Weiss.