In his final high school cross country race in Fond du Lac, Chris Leisses won the Fond du Lac Invitational Friday at Rolling Meadows Golf Course.
The Fond du Lac High School senior ran the 5k in 16 minutes, 15 seconds to beat an Oshkosh West runner by 12 seconds.
The Cardinals didn’t do as well as a team, finishing eighth. After Leisses, Eric Schoenbach was 53rd in 18:06 and Nolan Cunningham was 57th in 18:23 for Fondy’s next best runners.
The Fond du Lac girls took 11th as a team. Appleton North won the meet and Appleton West took second.
Sophomore Megan Buechel led the Cardinals in 17th place. She ran in 15:52. Freshman Annie Moore was second best for Fondy in 30th place in 16:01.
Lauren Cunningham of Nicolet finished in 14:24 to win the race by four seconds.