McKnight, Rost lead Oshkosh West boys to 2nd place at FVA meet

McKnight, Rost lead Oshkosh West boys to 2nd place at FVA meet


McKnight, Rost lead Oshkosh West boys to 2nd place at FVA meet



Top-five finishers from Brian McKnight and Jacob Rost backed Oshkosh West’s boys cross country team’s second-place finish at the Fox Valley Association conference meet Thursday at the Countryside Golf Course in Kaukauna.

McKnight finished in third place with a time of 16 minutes, 20.25 seconds, and Jacob Rost followed right behind him in fourth place.

West had all five scoring runners in the top 16 as Mitchell Beck (11th), Sean Jirschele (15th) and Logan Polfuss (16th) rounded out the finishers for the Wildcats, who finished 10 points behind Kimberly for the conference title.

Oshkosh North finished fifth overall with Riley Huffmann leading the charge for the Spartans. He finished fifth overall.

On the girls side, Lexi Briskie of Oshkosh West was the area’s top finisher in 10th place as the Wildcats took fourth place, just ahead of Oshkosh North. Katie Vils added a 15th-place finished for the Wildcats.

Michaela Welsh led the Spartan girls with a 16th-place finish, while Sammy Buerger placed 20th.

Jessica Parker of Neenah and Nicholas Rink of Kimberly were the individual champions.


Team scores: Neenah 32, Kimberly 77, Appleton North 81, Oshkosh West 103, Oshkosh North 144, Appleton West 146, Fond du Lac 168, Appleton East 204, Menasha 265, Kaukauna 291.

Individual winner: Jessica Parker (NEE), 14:24.99.

OW: 10. Lexi Briskie, 15.39. 15. Katie Vils, 15:46. 23. Megan Diermerier, 15.56. 27. Rebecca Wolff, 16:09. 28. Melanie Steinert, 16:10.

ON: 16. Michaela Welsh, 15:47. 20. Sammy Buerger, 15:51. 22. Brooklyn Schamens, 15:53. 42. Ashley Schoen, 16:52. 44. Angela Bahr, 16:59.


Team scores: Kimberly 36, Oshkosh West 46, Neenah 63, Appleton North 106, Oshkosh North 156, Appleton East 186, Appleton West 201, Menasha 246, Kaukauna 252, Fond du Lac 256.

Individual winner: Nicholas Rink (KIM), 15:56.54.

OW: 3. Brian McKnight, 16:21. 4. Jacob Rost, 16:23. 11. Mitchell Beck, 16:55. 15. Sean Jirschele, 17:07. 16. Logan Polfuss, 17:09.

ON: 5. Riley Huffman, 16:23. 29. Mitchell Peterson, 17:40. 37. Jake Colburn, 18:04. 42. Peter Willadsen, 18:10. 43. Jalen Haase, 18:11.


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