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MARSHFIELD GIRLS TEAM, HOERNEMAN QUALIFY FOR SECTIONALS AT WIAA DIV. 1 CROSS COUNTRY SUBSECTIONAL


The boys teams begin the race at the WIAA Division 1 cross country subsectional Wednesday at Medford High School. (Photo courtesy of Dan Akin/Marshfield Cross Country)


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MEDFORD – The Marshfield girls team and Henry Hoerneman from the boys squad are moving on to sectionals after competing at the WIAA Division 1 cross country subsectional Wednesday at Medford High School.


The Marshfield girls had four finishers in the top nine and another take 15th place as it won the team title with 42 points, nine ahead of Medford. Both teams, and the top five individuals not on those teams, move on to the Division 1 sectional Saturday at Lake Wissota Golf Course in Chippewa Falls.


Elizabeth Schmidt of Merrill won the girls race in 19:39, six seconds ahead of D.C. Everest’s Sara Mlodik. Eliana Kanitz was third (20:19), Meghan Jaeger seventh (21:01), Michaela Dick eighth (21:10), Calleigh Kanitz ninth (21:11), and Dehlia Kilty 15th (21:37) for Marshfield.



Michaela Dick, left, and Calleigh Kanitz earned top-10 finishes to help the Marshfield girls cross country team to a team victory at the WIAA Division 1 subsectional Wednesday at Medford High School. (Photo courtesy of Dan Akin/Marshfield Cross Country)

Other individual girls qualifiers for the sectional were Lakeland’s Kate Melms (fifth, 20:44), Kate Fitzgerald of Mosinee (10th, 21:12), and Grace Kern of Lakeland (12th, 21:15).


“Our girls ran well today and it was a team effort,” Marshfield coach Dan Akin said. “They will remember this course and these conditions for a long time. Medford did a great job getting their course ready to race.”


Hoerneman finished sixth in 18:11 to lead the Marshfield boys, and secure one of the five individual sectional qualifying spots.


Medford’s Joe Sullivan won the boys race in 17:33, six seconds in front of D.C. Everest’s A.J. Appel. Everest’s Lucas Allen took third in 17:42.



Marshfield’s Henry Hoerneman finished sixth at the WIAA Division 1 cross country subsectional Wednesday at Medford High School. Hoerneman earned a spot in the sectional meet with his finish. (Photo courtesy of Dan Akin/Marshfield Cross Country)

Wausau West won the boys team title with 46 points on the strength of three top-10 finishes. D.C. Everest was second with 68 to lock up the other team qualifying spot at the sectional.


In addition to Sullivan and Hoerneman, the other individual sectional qualifiers for the boys were Lakeland’s Owen Clark (seventh, 18:25) and Scott Balas (ninth, 18:42), and Wausau East’s Zander Nilles (10th, 18:43).


The top two teams and top five individuals not on the qualifying teams will move on to the WIAA State Cross Country Championships on Oct. 31. Sites for each division have yet to be announced.


WIAA Division 1 Cross Country Subsectional Oct. 21, at Medford (*denotes sectional qualifier) Boys Team scores: *1. Wausau West 46; *2. D.C. Everest 68; 3. Lakeland 77; 4. Marshfield 107; 5. Medford 124; 6. Wausau East 124; 7. Mosinee 181; 8. Merrill 194; Rhinelander incomplete. Top 10 individuals: *1. Joe Sullivan (MED) 17:33; 2. A.J. Appel (DC) 17:39; 3. Lucas Allen (DC) 17:42; 4. Caleb Cychosz (WW) 17:49; 5. Ben Stangel (WW) 17:56; *6. Henry Hoerneman (MAR) 18:11; *7. Owen Clark (LAK) 18:25; 8. Nathan Hartman (WW) 18:41; *9. Scott Balas (LAK) 18:42; *10. Zander Nilles (WE) 18:43. Other Wausau West finishers: 13. Erik Mikalofsky 18:56; 16. Derek Danielson 19:01; 18. Aidan Swanson 19:12; 25. Reuben Mathias 19:23. Other D.C. Everest finishers: 12. Ethan Hanke 18:53; 23. Xander Wayda 19:20; 30. Thomas Benishek 19:38; 31. Aidan Earll 19:46. Other Medford finishers: 14. Tanner Hraby 18:58; 38. Logan Searles 20:15; 41. Logan Gubser 20:21; 43. Tristan Price 20:23; 55. Nathan Willman 21:49. Other Wausau East finishers: 17. Josh Marting 19:05; 24. Brandon Nilles 19:22; 33. Ethan Bjerke 19:56; 44. Turner Olson 20:27; 45. Henry Bennett 20:29; 50. David Sklow 21:00. Other Marshfield finishers: 22. James Ketterer 19:19; 26. Seth Oemig 19:24; 28. Myles Jensen 19:30; 29. Jesse Messmann 19:32; 42. Ian Brunson 20:22; 51. David McKee 21:03. Girls Team scores: *1. Marshfield 42; *2. Medford 51; 3. Mosinee 107; 4. Lakeland 112; 5. Wausau East 134; 6. Wausau West 159; 7. Rhinelander 164; 8. D.C. Everest 170; 9. Merrill 218. Top 12 individuals: *1. Elizabeth Schmidt (MER) 19:39; *2. Sara Mlodik (DC) 19:45; 3. Eliana Kanitz (MAR) 20:19; 4. Meredith Richter (MED) 20:29; *5. Kate Melms (LAK) 20:44; 6. Alicia Kawa (MED) 20:59; 7. Meghan Jaeger (MAR) 21:01; 8. Michaela Dick (MAR) 21:10; 9. Calleigh Kanitz (MAR) 21:11; *10. Kate Fitzgerald (MOS) 21:12; 11. Jennifer Kahn (MED) 21:15; *12. Grace Kern (LAK) 21:15. Other Marshfield finishers: 15. Dehlia Kilty 21:37; 17. Kairi Kim 21:56; 36. Jerica Mueller 23:06. Other Medford finishers: 14. Bryn Fronk 21:36; 16. Ellee Grunwald 21:46; 18. Brooke Rudolph 22:10; 41. Ella Daniels 23:15. Wausau East finishers: 13. Kiki Liss 21:32; 23. Hailey Valiska 22:39; 27. Kassie Bargender 22:49; 31. Liz Lind 23:00; 40. Lilly Sann 23:14; 49. Ashley Bass 24:06; 59. Ellerie Cover 26:02. Other D.C. Everest finishers: 29. Sara Niemuth 22:53; 42. Maria Selting 23:16; 46. Brianna Cook 23:55; 51. Emma Hessil 24:31; 58. Brooke Thompson 25:54; 61. Makenzie Bessette 26:53. Wausau West finishers: 20. Ashley Danielson 22:22; Adah Boyd 22:47; 30. Landyn Schroeder 22:55; 37. Tori Myers 23:09; 47. Sophie Sinz 23:55; 52. Leah Ottosen 24:35; 55. Grace Albee 24:40.

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