At Friday’s Neenah Invite, Fond du Lac’s Chris Leisses took third place, just 18 seconds off the winner’s pace.
Leisses finished the 5,000-meter course at Memorial Park in 16 minutes, 30 seconds.
Fondy only had two other runners — Nolan Cunningham was 14th in 17:31 and Eric Schoenbach took 35th in 18:23.
The Fond du Lac girls took 10th as a team, led by Megan Buechel’s individual finish in 17th place. She ran the 4,000-meter course in 16:17. The race winner from Neenah finished in 14:47.