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Marshfield senior Henry Hoerneman won the boys race by 37 seconds on Tuesday at the Marshfield Cross Country Invitational at Wildwood Park. (Photo by Paul Lecker/Zaleski Sports)

By Paul Lecker

Zaleski Sports

MARSHFIELD – Marshfield won both the girls and boys team titles, and two Tigers’ seniors won the individual races at the Marshfield Tiger Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday at Wildwood Park.

Eliana Kanitz won the girls race by nearly 20 seconds for Marshfield, finishing in 21:05.8, to lift the Tigers to the team title.

Marshfield had four runners finish in the top seven and finished with 36 points. Mosinee was second with 50 and Wisconsin Rapids third with 55. Spencer and Marshfield Columbus Catholic had incomplete squads.

Kairi Kim was fifth in 21:58.6, Calleigh Kanitz took sixth in 22:09.3, and Meghan Jaeger was seventh in 22:21.9 for Marshfield.

Marshfield's Eliana Kanitz won the girls race at the Marshfield Tiger Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday at Wildwood Park. (Photo by Paul Lecker/Zaleski Sports)

Emily Wehrman was 47th for Spencer (26:26.2) and Charlotte Schiferl took 61st (29:29.6) for Columbus Catholic.

Henry Hoerneman earned the win in the boys race for Marshfield, cruising to a time of 17:10.1 and defeating the nearest competition by 37 seconds.

The race for second was tight as Columbus Catholic brothers Andrew and Isaac Scheer battled down the stretch, with the elder Andrew (17:47.0) finishing less than one second ahead of Isaac (17:47.6) as they finished second and third. Wisconsin Rapids’ Colin Wellnitz was fourth (17:53.5) and Marshfield’s Graham Lonsdale took fifth in 18:09.1.

Marshfield easily won the boys team title with 34 points as Thomas Cashmer (eighth, 18:25.1), James Ketterer (ninth, 189:29.2) and Owen Hoermeman (11th, 18:36.1) contributed with top-11 finishes.

Columbus Catholic's Andrew Scheer, left, and Isaac Scheer battle for second place in the boys race at the Marshfield Tiger Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday at Wildwood Park. Andrew edged Isaac by less than one second for the runner-up finish. (Photo by Paul Lecker/Zaleski Sports)

Marathon was a distant second with 113 points, Wisconsin Rapids third with 123, and Columbus Catholic eighth with 167. Spencer had a just three runners compete.

Kaizer Eikleberry had Spencer’s top finish, taking 61st in 23:18.1.

Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids will compete at the Stevens Point Invitational at Standing Rock Park on Saturday. Columbus Catholic, Loyal/Greenwood and Spencer will be at the Colby Invite on Saturday.

Marshfield Tiger Cross Country Invitational


Team scores: 1. Marshfield 34; 2. Marathon 113; 3. Wisconsin Rapids 123; 4. Sparta 128; 5. Pittsville 151; 6. Tomah 159; 7. Loyal/Greenwood 160; 8. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 167; 9. Mosinee 175; 10. Black River Falls 178; Athens, Port Edwards, Nekoosa, Spencer incomplete.

Top 10 finishers: 1. Henry Hoerneman (MARSH) 17:10.1; 2. Andrew Scheer (MCC) 17:47.0; 3. Isaac Scheer (MCC) 17:47.6; 4. Colin Wellnitz (WR) 17:53.5; 5. Graham Lonsdale (MARSH) 18:09.1; 6. Jaron Gage (MARA) 18:11.2; 7. Cooper Szekeress (MOS) 18:20.5; 8. Thomas Cashmer (MARSH) 18:25.1; 9. James Ketterer (MARSH) 18:29.2; 10. Jacob Smith (MARA) 18:32.9.


Team scores: 1. Marshfield 36; 2. Mosinee 50; 3. Wisconsin Rapids 55; 4. Marathon 107; 5. Sparta 146; 6. Tomah 150; 7. Loyal/Greenwood 182; 8. Pittsville 243; Black River Falls, Marshfield Columbus Catholic, Nekoosa and Spencer incomplete.

Top 10 finishers: 1. Eliana Kanitz (MARSH) 21:05.8; 2. Kate Schaeffer (WR) 21:25.3; 3. Kate Fitzgerald (MOS) 21:54.1; 4. Britt Fitzgerald (MOS) 21:56.5; 5. Kairi Kim (MARSH) 21:58.6; 6. Calleigh Kanitz (MARSH) 22:09.3; 7. Meghan Jaeger (MARSH) 22:21.9; 8. Laci Hoeksema (MARA) 22:33.2; 9. Elise Moon (WR) 22:34.7; 10. Mason Schuld (WR) 22:35.7.

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