Sophomore runners dominates field
Wolf, Schnelle win first place at Athens meet
Athens sophomore Nathan Wolf outlasted Marathon senior Cullen Krasselt by 10 seconds to win the varsity boy’s 5,000-meter cross country race on Thursday at Erbach Park.
It was tabbed as The Record-Review cross country meet because the local newspaper covers all four of the schools that participated, consisting of Athens, Edgar, Marathon and Stratford.
Wolf ran the boy’s race in 18 minutes, 42 seconds to win the championship. Krasselt, meanwhile, took second place in 18:52. There was no team competition for places among schools in the boy and girl’s races.
Marathon sophomore Jaron Gage took third place in 19:06, while Stratford senior Tyler Holcomb placed fourth in 19:44. Marathon sophomore Owen Marks placed fifth in 19:47, Athens junior Brooks Kraus sixth in 19:58, Marathon freshman Jacob Smith seventh in 20:19, Athens freshman Andy Schaer eighth in 20:28, Edgar senior Cole Schilling ninth in 20:29 and Marathon sophomore Derek Scheiderer 10th in 21:21.
Ian Blake of Marathon took 11th place in 21:32 and Brett Bangert of Stratford was 12th in 21:39. A foursome of Red Raider boys finished the race next with Colten Free in 13th place in 22:04, Michael Kindlarski 14th in 22:23 and Pierson Hamann 15th in 22:32.
Tanner Oertel of Stratford placed 16th in 22:41, Ed Hall of Marathon 17th in 23:37, Ethan Sondelski of Edgar 18th in 24:32, Logan Wright of Stratford 19th in 24:52, Brandon Gitzlaff of Marathon 20th in 24:58 and Garrett Knott of Athens 21st in 27:26.
Schnelle wins girl’s race
Edgar sophomore Morgan Schnelle captured girls 5,000-meter cross country race championship in 20 minutes, 59 seconds on Thursday in Athens. She beat out 40 other girl runners to garner first place.
Marathon junior Julianna Thurs took second place in 21:12, followed by her Red Raiders’ sophomore teammate, Jada Prihoda, finishing third in 21:19. Stratford freshman Kressa Wenzel placed fourth in 21:24, Athens junior Elizabeth Van Rixel fifth in 21:35 and Stratford sophomore Ella Heidmann sixth in 22:36.
Red Raider juniors’ Kayla Radtke and Laci Hoeksema placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in 22:38 and 23:02. Tigers junior Sarah Zuelke took ninth place in 23:17 and Red Raiders sophomore Kali Prihoda 10th in 23:18.
Anna Cleven of Marathon placed 11th in 23:30, Lydia Goldbach of Stratford 12th in 23:41, Camryn Sapinski of Marathon 13th in 23:48, Addyson Zettler of Athens 14th in 24:20, Bailey Linzmaier of Stratford 15th in 24:31, Brianna Hieronumus of Marathon 16th in 24:33 and Lauren Kraus of Stratford 17th in 24:38.
The next six finishers were all runners from Edgar consisting of Amber Skryzchak placing 18th in 24:42, Amelia Gajewski 19th in 24:44, Ella Morse 20th in 24:46, Rebecca Werner 21st in 24:51, Gretchen Brewster 22nd in 24:54 and Brooklyn Schwoerer 23rd in 25:01. Stratford’s Lexie Christopherson and Mercedes Kramer placed 24th and 25th, respectively, in 25:02 and 25:39. Emma Ford of Athens placed 26th in 26:35, McKinnley Marks of Marathon 27th in 26:46, Alexa Lang of Edgar 28th in 26:54, Jessica Mucha of Edgar 29th in 27:01 and Chloe LaValley of Marathon 30th in 27:31.
Chen Phakitthong of Marathon placed 31st in 27:45, Jasmine Schnelle of Edgar 32nd in 27:51, Maria Schoenfuss of Stratford 33rd in 27:58, Maria Hackel of Edgar 34th in 28:00 and Alisha Blenker of Marathon 35th in 28:30.
The next five finishers were all runners from Edgar consisting of Rachel Schneider placing 36th in 29:33, Valerie Czech 37th in 31:00, Dailyn Schmitt 38th in 32:55, Erica Socha 39th in 33:01 and Valerie Myszka 40th in 34:02. Paige Blount of Marathon placed 41st in 39:19.
Morgan Schnelle of Edgar and Tyler Holcomb of Stratford each took second place in their respective varsity cross country races on Tuesday in Stratford.
Schnelle ran the course in 20 minutes, 56 seconds while Holcomb ran it in 19:11.04.
The Stratford girl’s cross country team captured its home meet championship. Freshman Kressa Wenzel was the top Tigers’ runner, by taking fourth place in 22:17.
The Edgar girls placed second, followed by Prentice in third and Phillips in fourth.
Phillips won the boy’s race and Stratford placed second. Prentice took third place and Edgar didn’t have enough runners to score points.