SPASH boys, girls cross country teams win Conference
The Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) boys and girls cross country teams each won the Conference Title at the WVC Meet at Nine Mile Recreation Area in Wausau Saturday, Oct. 13.
SPASH senior Chad Franz won the Individual Title for the boys in 15:53.7, as the Panthers finished with 33 points to win its 31st consecutive Conference Title and 41st in the last 42 years over Marshfield (53) and Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln (85).
Senior Alex Strojny finished fifth, followed by freshman Zach Scharbarth (seventh), junior Jake Lepak (eighth), freshman James Jacobs (12th), junior Daniel Kiefer (13th), sophomore Jake Bourget (15th) and junior Christian Manthey (16th).
SPASH freshman Roisin Willis won the Individual Title for the girls in 18:10.8, as she finished almost one minute ahead of the second-place finisher, Wausau West senior Brooke Jaworski (19:09.1).
The SPASH girls finished with 45 points, as they won the Conference Title over Wausau West (73), Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln (98) and D.C. Everest (108).
Senior Grace Belson was eighth and sophomore Sara Hopper placed ninth, followed by freshman Emelia Johnson (12th), freshman Autumn Itzen (15th), freshman Josie Reeve (19th), senior Madelyn Schneider (20th) and senior Carly Olsen (24th).
Meanwhile, the SPASH boys junior varsity finished with a perfect score of 15 points, as they had the Top 11 finishers in the meet, to beat Marshfield (55) and D.C. Everest (110) for their 42nd consecutive Conference Title.
Senior Ben Brogan (16:52) edged junior Tristan Sernau (16:52) for the Individual Title, followed by freshman Eric Boettcher (third), sophomore Josh Bourget (fourth) and junior Simon Bushmaker (fifth).
The SPASH girls junior varsity also finished with a perfect score of 15 points to win the Conference Title over Wausau West (65) and D.C. Everest (66).
The Panthers had the Top 6 finishers in the meet, as junior Kamryn Meixner (21:29.6) beat freshman Emily Belson (21:29.8) at the finish line to win the Individual Title, followed by junior Skyler Schoonaert (third), sophomore Sydney Milkowski (fourth), sophomore Bryn Swiston (fifth), and junior Jayden Jones (sixth).
|WVC 2018 Boys Results|
|1||Franz, Chad||15:53||12||Jacobs, James||16:40|
|5||Strojny, Alex||16:20||13||Kiefer, Daniel||16:44|
|7||Scharbarth, Zach||16:27||15||Bourget, Jake||16:49|
|8||Lepak, Jake||16:31||16||Manthey, Christian||17:04|
|1||Brogan, Ben||16:52||38||Bohlman, Gabe||19:25|
|2||Sernau, Tristan||16:52||36||Gunderson, Hugh||19:18|
|3||Boettcher, Eric||17:00||42||Peters, Seth||19:37|
|4||Bourget, Josh||17:21||44||VanArk, Ian||19:42|
|5||Bushmaker, Simon||17:23||45||Sankey, Elliot||19:42|
|6||Coli, Simone||17:24||46||James, Stefan||19:44|
|7||Franz, Kyle||17:31||47||Kugler, Reece||19:45|
|8||Richmond, Hunter||17:43||51||Johnson, Truman||19:49|
|9||Sobczak, Max||17:54||54||Massey, Ethan||19:52|
|10||Rice, Mark||17:55||59||Tracy, Jacob||20:09|
|11||Lepak, Tye||18:01||66||Marki, Payton||20:24|
|14||Kozisek, Luke||18:17||67||Zdroik, Brandon||20:25|
|15||Ceplina, Johnny||18:23||70||Symonds, Collin||20:27|
|16||Lindner, Joshua||18:24||77||Leahy, Keegan||20:44|
|17||Wetter, Eli||18:24||78||Turner, Mason||20:48|
|18||Jore, Ben||18:25||79||Earnest, AJ||20:52|
|19||Soik, Parker||18:27||91||Wolf, Benji||21:24|
|23||Ross, Andrew||18:38||92||Sapa, Eddie||21:33|
|25||Sauvageau, Garret||18:48||93||Gaffney, Noah||21:35|
|27||Falkavage, Lucas||18:58||94||Herman, Bryce||21:42|
|29||Cisewski, Riley||18:59||102||Gargulak, Sam||22:01|
|34||Wietrzykowski, Tyler||19:14||115||Truty, Daniel||22:32|
|WVC 2018 Boys|
|1||Stevens Point||33||1||Stevens Point||15|
|3||Wisconsin Rapids||85||3||DC Everest||110|
|4||Wausau West||107||4||Wausau West||133|
|5||DC Everest||108||5||Wisconsin Rapids||142|