Mel-Min Cross Country

The Mel-Min girls cross country team celebrates its first place finish at the Tri-County Invitational Monday night at Skyline Golf Course

Ellen Everson, special to the Chronicle

Tri-County invites are some of the most exciting events, amassing talent from a wide net ensures a tense competition.

That’s exactly what spectators got when BRF, Mel-Min, B-T and Lincoln came together to face off against several schools in the area at the Skyline Golf Course Monday night.

BRF and Mel-Min had the strongest showing in the boys and girls section respectively for Jackson County.

Adam Wiesender would come in second place for the Tigers, just barely behind the first place spot.

Trailing him would be B-T’s Preston Gutenberg who took fourth, outpacing Mel-Min’s Colton Sime who took fifth.

Another Wildcat, Alec Reisman, would end up in seventh place to close out Jackson County’s top ten finishers.

There were a lot of Tigers in the middle of the group, John Kramer and Benett Bucek took 13th and 14th place while 17th, 18th and 19th went to Averie Tom, Kobe Nicholls and Matthew Becker respectively.

Nathan Holmgeen and Cade Reich would shore up 53rd and 55th place for the Hornets.

As a team Black River Falls boys took second, trailing Arcadia by a few minutes.

Blair-Taylor took fifth while Mel-Min and Lincoln didn’t have enough for a full team.

On the girls side it was all Mel-Min as fellow Mustangs Carrie Pfaff and Sydney Becker took first and second place respectively.

Ellie Dolesy finished highest for the Tigers coming in at sixth place.

Mel-Min’s Hannah Paterson would round out the top ten with her ninth place finish.

The Wildcats would finish just outside the top ten as Hannah Berg ended in 12th place.

The team results ended in Mel-Min’s favor as the girls took home the top place finish, edging out C-FC in the process.

B-T and BRF finished fourth and fifth respectively.

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Stephen Knoll is a reporter for Jackson County Chronicle. Contact him at 715-284-0085.

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