The Valders boys and girls cross country teams each finished first at the Kettle Moraine Invite on Thursday, with the boys earning 61 points while the girls had 52.
Roncalli, Manitowoc Lutheran and Reedsville were also at the invite. In the 14-team girls’ portion Lutheran was fifth (187), Roncalli was ninth (232) and Reedsville 14th (353).
On the 16-team boys’ side, Roncalli finished fifth with 166, Lutheran sixth (167) and Reedsville 16th (415).
The Valders boys had six top 30 finishers: Michael Evans (second), Joey Kinscher (eighth), Derek Doescher (12th), Tommy Meidle (14th) Joey Krizek (25th) and Thomas Schwoerer (29th).
The girls also had six top 30 finishers and they were: Beth Evans (fifth), Paige Neumeyer (sixth), Jacqui Wenzel (12th), Morgan Kelly (14th), Angie Brandl (15th) and Regina Bushman (28th).
For Roncalli, Ben Wichlacz and Tomerot Lambert finished 16th and 17th, respectively, for the Jets’ two top 20 finishes. Phil Krahn had Manitowoc Lutheran’s top finish at 20th while Reedsville was led by Alex Drevs who finished 40th.
On the girls’ side, Manitowoc Lutheran was led by Rachel Winter (21st), Roncalli by Meghan Jacoby (43rd) and Reedsville by Rachel Reichert (64th).
Two Rivers had three runners finish in the top four on the girls’ side — Carly Terp (second), Allie Wachowski (third) and Kristy Terp (fourth) — to earn a third-place finish behind winner Notre Dame and second-place finisher Freedom.
Kiel also competed in the 14-team event, finishing sixth with two top 20 performances — Jena Williams (seventh) and Taylor Binversie (16th).
Mishicot also competed at the event but did not qualify in the team scores portion. Its top finisher was Melissa LeCaptain who finished 34th.
For the boys, Two Rivers finished third (123) and Kiel eighth (182).
Two Rivers’ top finisher was Sam Bianchi who took 16th while teammates Josh Krahn, Nathan Grall and Nick Geiger were 22nd, 23rd and 24th, respectively.
Kiel was led by Matt Ritger who finished 21st — the only Raiders runner to finish in the top 35.
Mishicot’s John Egdorf took 37th to lead Mishicot, which did not field a team for a score.