Hawks hold their own in Timm’s Hill dual meet
HAWKS CROSS COUNTRY
The usual season opener at Timm’s Hill didn’t happen, but the Prentice-Rib Lake Hawks still found a successful way to hold a cross country meet there.
The Hawks hosted Chequamegon Thursday in their first official meet of 2020 and got improved times from many runners compared to their Aug. 27 scrimmage in Medford, including an individual victory for sophomore Dominick Classen and a second- place finish in the girls race for Serena Moore, who was honored on Senior Night.
“Everyone had excellent races,” Hawks’ co-head coach Dalton Webster said. “Very proud of everyone’s effort and how we did against a high caliber team in Chequamegon.”
The Screaming Eagles won the boys meet 22-36 and the girls meet 24-31.
Classen’s win over 27 other boys came with a time of 20:11 on the challenging Timm’s Hill Course. That put him 10 seconds ahead of Chequamegon’s Ian Oswald and 13 seconds ahead of Screaming Eagle Isaiah Dietz, a second-team All Marawood Conference performer in 2019. Hawk Adam Granberg came out on the short end of a sprint to the finish with Chequamegon’s Maximus Weaver. Both were credited with times of 20:39, with Weaver getting fourth place overall. Granberg was 36 seconds faster than he was on the course in 2019. Michael Borchardt was the Hawks’ third finisher, placing eighth in a time of 21:44.
Junior Will Hartke completed his first cross country race since 2018 and placed 10th in 21:55, an amazing 5:46 faster than he was during his Timm’s Hill race as a freshman.
Alex Schantner led a trio of Hawks by taking 14th in 22:12. Jackson Blomberg (22:33) and Ben Peterson (22:49) were next. Schantner cut over two minutes from his Medford time, Blomberg was six seconds faster than the previous week and Peterson was 50 seconds faster and he was 3:23 faster at Timm’s Hill than he was in the 2019 invitational.
Reese Isaacson was 19th for the Hawks in 23:23 and freshman Aiden Hartke was 21st in 24:49.
In the girls race, Moore finished in 22:01, which put her just eight seconds off her personal- best time on the Timm’s Hill course. She hit the finish line 23 seconds behind Hawks host meet in RL today
Chequamegon’s Claudia Lasiowski in an early-season matchup between first-team All-Marawood runners. Lasiowski was last year’s conference runner-up.
Junior Kylee Goodrich had a solid outing, taking fourth out of 16 runners in 25:57, an improvement of 2:28 over the Medford scrimmage and 1:17 faster than last fall’s Timm’s Hill Invite. Leah Thums finished sixth in 26:13, while Stacey Gustafson were ninth and 10th in 29:05. Holm cut 55 seconds off her Medford time, while Gustafson shaved 10 seconds. Nadia Czahor was 16th in 34:16, cutting 3:59 off her Medford time.
Chequamegon’s Autumn Michalski was third in 25:19 and Jovi Miguel was fifth in 26:01.
The Hawks host another meet today, Thursday, this time at the Rib Lake Elementary School course, starting at 4:30 p.m. Auburndale, Wisconsin Rapids Assumption and Phillips are scheduled to attend. Then it’s on to the Stratford Quad at 5 p.m. on Tuesday where the Hawks will join the host Tigers, Edgar and Phillips.
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