Weir places high in first round, moves on to Sectionals
Cadott’s cross country squad finished out their regular season, before taking part in Subsectionals, where most of the athletes saw their season come to an end.
Oct. 13 vs. Columbus Catholic
Despite bad colds in three of the seven boys runners, Cadott still made an impressive showing at the Cloverbelt Conference meet, hosted by Columbus Catholic.
“Illness hit the team at the wrong time, but they ran hard and with courage,” said coach Tom Weiss. “The girls achieved a goal by doing much better than last year. They also ran well on a very windy day.”
The Hornets finished fourth as a team on the boys side, in a time of 1:36:50.6, while the girls came in seventh (2:02:57.2).
Sophomore Peter Weir ran for third place (17:11.5), with junior Tad Weiss finishing seventh (18:18.7). Senior Zach Morgal completed the course for 19th (18:53.1).
Following that, junior Evan Freed ended the day in 46th place (20:39.5), with junior Corbin Grenz coming in for a 52nd finish (21:47.6). Sophomore Cole Pfeiffer was just a step behind for 53rd (21:50.6) and freshman Sage Handrick rounded things out in 72nd place (26:54.3).
For the girls, sophomore Lucy Lindeman finished in 25th place (23:39.1), with senior Kaileigh Tice in 34th (24:18.3). Senior Meadow Barone wasn’t far behind, for 36th (24:19.4) and junior Jessica Klukas was only a few seconds behind in 37th (24:23.8).
Sophomore Jaycee Stephens finished out the day in 52nd place (26:16.5).
“Couldn’t be more proud of all of them,” said Tom Weiss. “They worked hard this season.”
Oct. 19 vs. Subsectional
It was then off to Colfax for the Hornets, competing at Subsectionals. The day saw the Cadott teams come in fourth, with the boys in a time of 1:35:15.68 and the girls with a time of 2:02:50.29.
“Awesome run for both teams,” said Tom Weiss. “They performed at a high level.”
During the event, seven out of the 12 runners had personal bests, either for the season, or career.
Weir took top honors for the Hornets, placing sixth (17:25.86) to move on to Sectional competition. Tad Weiss was right on his heels and narrowly missed qualifying for Sectionals, just 2 seconds behind a runner from Colfax, ending his season in eighth place (17:55.89).
“Peter and Tad ran gutsy races,” said Tom Weiss. “Both have nagging injuries.”
Morgal saw his high school cross country career come to an end, placing 17th (18:53.13), while the season ended for Freed in 26th (19:46.42) and Grenz in 39th (21:14.38).
Pfeiffer finished in 47th (22:47.96) and Handrick ended the season in 49th (23:38.53).
Although the girls ran hard, none qualified to move on, with Tice and Barone ending their high school running careers. Tice finished in 23rd (23:49.46), with Barone hot on her heels in 24th (23:50.09). Lindeman wasn’t far behind for 26th (23:55.17) and Klukas a few steps away in 28th (24:08.66).
Stephens came in 40th (27:06.91).
“[The] girls believed their conference race wasn’t their best performance,” said Tom Weiss. “So, they really wanted to improve on that race, which they did.”
Weir will now face the competition at Sectionals, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 24, in Durand.