Oshkosh West runners open season with strong showing

Oshkosh West runners open season with strong showing

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Oshkosh West runners open season with strong showing

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A pair of runner-up finishes isn’t a bad way to start the season.

Both Oshkosh West cross country teams grabbed second-place finishes at the Appleton West Terror Invitational on Friday.

The girls finished tied for first with Kimberly but were runner-ups via a tiebreaker.

The Wildcats placed four runners in the top 15, led by Megan Diermerier in fifth place. Lexi Briskie (11th), Natalie Haag (12th) and Rebecca Wolff (14th) also had strong finishes for West.

The West boys finished behind only Kimberly, despite placing all five scoring runners in the top 15, led by Sam Moore in third and Jacob Rost in fifth.

Sean Jirschele and Mitchell Beck finished back-to-back in 11th and 12th place, respectively, while Rourke Lenz was 15th.

Girls

Team scores: Kimberly 71, Oshkosh West 71, Appleton North 80, Sheboygan North 106, Appleton West 139, Stoughton 156, Little Chute 213, Xavier 217, Clintonville 254, Shawano 264, New London 283, Menasha 303, Hortonville 336, Kaukauna 371

Individual winner: Lauren Farina (AN), 15:23.25.

OW: 5. Megan Diermerier, 16;17.39; 11. Lexi Briskie, 16:51.54; 12. Natalie Haag, 16:52.13; 14. Rebecca Wolff, 16:54.89; 29. Katie Vils, 17:22.35.

Boys

Team scores: Kimberly 38, Oshkosh West 46, Appleton North 101, Little Chute 111, Sheboygan North 125, Stoughton 190, Xavier 214, Shawano 214, New London 266, Appleton West 287, Hortonville 288, Kaukauna 309, Menasha 325, Clintonville 423

Individual winner: Tanner Daines (AN), 16:37.64.

OW: 3. Sam Moore, 16:52.34; 5. Jacob Rost, 16:54.34; 11. Sean Jirschele, 17:27.81; 12. Mitchell Beck, 17:32.16; 15. Rourke Lenz, 17:49.06.

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