The Winnebago Lutheran boys and the St. Mary’s Springs girls won their respective team championships at the multi-team Horicon Invite on Thursday.
The Vikings boys won the 11-team event with 51 points led by Mitchell Bilitz, who won the race in 16 minutes, 5 seconds. Eric Bilitz was runner-up at 16:56. Brady Kollmann was 10th and Matt Poch finished 18 to earn medals.
Laconia was second in the boys standings with 58 points led by third-place Chad Stahmann (17:00). Mitchell Freiberg was sixth (17:31), and Zach Zimmerman was seventh (17:33.28).
St. Lawrence was third with 81 points led by fifth-place Joseph Nguyen (17:31). Erin Urness (12th, 17:51) and Jacob Stanley (14th 18:10) were the next fastest for the Hilltoppers.
Mayville was fourth (112) paced by Chance Feller’s fourth place (17:15). Jed Barton (20th, 18:25) and Alex Giese (18:32) were the next best for the Cardinals.
Lomira was fifth (136). Dylan Schmidt took 13th (18:07), and Austin Holman (27th, 18:47), and Tyler Morgan (28th, 18:49) finished back-to-back for the Lions.
Markesan’s boys took sixth (142) with Tate Hillmann (11th, 17:50) leading the way. Kolton Zacharias (16th, 18:16) was next for the Hornets.
Springs was seventh (172). Andrew Skiff was eighth (17:34), and Alan Burkart took ninth (17:44). Todd Petrie was 48th (19:32).
For North Fondy, Ryan Easterson was the top runner with a 15th place (18:13), and Christian Schumann was 34th (19:02).
Springs won with 44 points led by race winner Liz Bohn’s 15:16. It was a record-setting performance from Bohn. It was her first varsity win, which also netted her a personal record.
“Liz had another outstanding race with nobody pushing her besides herself,” said Springs coach Shane Smith. “It was great to see her pull off her first varsity win.”
The Ledgers made it two runners in the top five with Abby Busse taking third (15:42). Bailey Hoch was 11th (17:38) for Springs.
WLA finished second (73) with Abi Theander (5th, 16:32), Mariah Giffey (6th, 16:54), Rachel Bock (10th, 17:37) and Courtney Williams (18) all earning medals for the Vikings.
Mayville came in third in the team standings (74) led by Brittany Danner’s seventh place (16:56). Chantel Danner was 12th (17:40), and Alyssa Halverson was 13th (17:41).
Laconia was fifth (95). Hailey Isaac was fourth (15:47) for the Spartans. Alex Parsons was 16th (17:46).
Lomira scored 117 points for sixth led by Savannah Borges’ 17th (17:47). Briana Falk was 20th (17:54).
Markesan was eighth (221). Hailey Drager was 31st (18:40) for the Hornets.
North Fondy’s Jenny Schwersinski took 38th (19:05).
Andrew Klapper won the Dave Drexler Invite and Bryce Verheyen took second as Waupun dominated the competition. Josh Knowlton took fourth and Matt Kuik was fifth.
Campbellsport took second as a team with four in the top-15: Tyler Beres (eighth, 19:35), Chase Lindgren (10th, 19:49), Alec Reimer (11th, 19:51) and Levi Feucht (15th, 20:01).
The Warriors’ girls took third as a team, led by Hannah Smit in fourth and Ronna Woock in 12th.
The Cougars’ girls were sixth. Courtney McCourt was 11th in 18:59 and Brianna Gruenwald was 16th in 19:50.