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The 2021 Auburndale High School cross country team. (Submitted photo)

Zaleski Sports

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Auburndale boys won the team title and Charles Jewell was the race winner at the Assumption Cross Country Invitational on Thursday at Tri-City Golf Course.

Jewell won the boys race in 18:22, just two seconds ahead of Pittsville’ Sam Bowden. Athens’ Nathan Wolf was a close third at 18:27, teammate Andrew Schaer was fourth in 18:30 and Assumption’s Blake Lobner fifth in 18:32.

Auburndale had its next four runners finish in the top 15 to help the Eagles earn the team title with 35 points. Athens was second, Pittsville third, Amherst fourth and Edgar fifth. Assumption, Nekoosa, Gresham/Bowler and Port Edwards all had incomplete squads.

Ian Grosskopf took sixth (18:32), Mason White Eagle seventh (18:32), Gavin White Eagle 10th (18:56), and Parker Empey 15th (19:52) for Auburndale.

Pittsville also had a top-10 finish from Derek Grossman, who was ninth in 18:50.

Amherst’s top runner was Max Voss, who took eighth in 18:41.

In addition to Wolf and Schaer, Athens earned an 11th-place finish from Brooks Kraus (19:02).

Assumption’s other runner, aside from Lobner, was Alex Jacoby, who took 24th in 21:36.

Edgar’s Ethan Sondelski took 26th in 21:49 to lead the Wildcats.

Amherst won the girls team title with 27 points, edging out Wisconsin Rapids Assumption by just one point. Edgar was third, Pittsville fourth, and Auburndale, Athens and Nekoosa had incomplete squads.

Assumption’s Ainara Sainz de Rozas won the girls race in 20:04, nearly a minute ahead of Amherst’s Saige Peterson (20:52).

Jennifer Omernik was third (21:04) and Lia Peterson fifth (21:22) to help Amherst to the title.

Assumption had three other runners finish in the top 10 as Cristin Casey was sixth (21:29), Grace Dolan seventh (21:32), and Clara Kubis eighth (21:35).

Athens’ top performer was Brianna Sheahan, who took 12th in 22:32.

Edgar’s Gretchen Brewster was 15th in 23:06 and Pittsville’s Natalie Fuller was 24th in 25:00 to lead their respective teams.

Auburndale had all four of its runners finish in the top 20. Jordyn Karl was fourth (21:08), McKenna Zieher finished ninth (21:42), Autumn Richardson was 10th (22:00), and Hope Schulte was 18th (23:20).

Auburndale will compete at the Athens Invitational on Sept. 30.

Assumption Cross Country Invitational

Sept. 23, at Tri-City Golf Course


Team scores: 1. Auburndale 35; 2. Athens 48; 3. Pittsville 55; 4. Amherst 85; 5. Edgar 131; Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, Nekoosa, Gresham/Bowler, Port Edwards incomplete.

Top 10: 1. Charles Jewell (AUB) 18:22; 2. Sam Bowden (PIT) 18:24; 3. Nathan Wolf (ATH) 18:27; 4. Andrew Schaer (ATH) 18:30; 5. Blake Lobner (WRA) 18:32; 6. Ian Grosskopf (AUB) 18:32; 7. Mason White Eagle (AUB) 18:36; 8. Max Voss (AM) 18:41; 9. Derek Grossman (PIT) 18:50; 10. Gavin White Eagle (AUB) 18:56; 15. Parker Empey (AUB) 19:52; 17. Sawyer Cherney (AUB) 20:24; 18. Alex Mikes (AUB) 20:43; 20. James Binder (AUB) 20:46; 23. Adam Kundinger (AUB) 21:11; 25. James Pankratz (AUB) 21:37; 32. Keegan Empey (AUB) 22:29; 39. Ben Willfahrt (AUB) 26:44.


Team scores: 1. Amherst 27; 2. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 28; 3. Edgar 83; 4. Pittsville 116; Auburndale, Athens, Nekoosa incomplete.

Top 10: 1. Ainara Sainz de Rozas (WRA) 20:04; 2. Saige Peterson (AM) 20:52; 3. Jennifer Omernik (AM) 21:04; 4. Jordyn Karl (AUB) 21:08; 5. Lia Peterson (AM) 21:22; 6. Cristin Casey (WRA) 21:29; 7. Grace Dolan (WRA) 21:32; 8. Clara Kubis (WRA) 21:35; 9. McKenna Zieher (AUB) 21:42; 10. Autumn Richardson (AUB) 22:00; 18. Hope Schulte (AUB) 23:20.

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