cc boys: Hayden Fredrickson

Westby senior Hayden Fredrickson placed seventh overall at the Verona Invitational running with athletes from Division 1,2 and 3 schools. He won the Division 3 title with a time of 16:23, his new personal best time.

The Norse boys and girls cross country teams participated in the 41st annual Verona Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 2. A total of 20 teams participated in the boys race and 19 teams in the girls race. The race was a combination of Division 1, 2 and 3 schools with some of the top athletes in the state participating.

Girls

The Division 3 Westby girls team finished third. A total of 134 runners finished the race. The team was not running at full strength due to the absence of Justice Franks, whose was not able to participate due to a family emergency,

Westby Division 3 place finishes and race times were: 8, Julianne Call 20:58 11, Abbey Wedwick 21:15 12, Sydney Sherry 21:40 21, Lexi Crume 22:55 Erinn Sebion 23:05 Valeria Nussbaumer 23:16 and Sierra Cade 23:35.

Head Coach Brian Huebner said the coaches tried a different strategy for the race, which resulted in some improvement for some runners, while others could have finished stronger.

In overall race results, Call recorded her personal best performance and finished in the 32nd place among Division 1, 2 and 3 while teammate Abbey Wedwick finished 40th. The top 40 runners earned medals.

Girls JV freshmen runners, Ellen Johnson and Grace Hebel, also showed improvement running at the high school level.

Boys

Westby’s Hayden Fredrickson continues his impressive running recording his second personal best performance in a row. He finished first individually in Division 3, with a time 16:23. The team finished sixth in Division 3.

In overall race results, Fredrickson finished in 7th place among Division 1, 2 and 3 runners participating in the Verona meet.

Westby Division 3 place finishes and race times were: 1, Hayden Fredrickson 16:23 21, Kade Sherry 18:56 28, Derek Helgerson 19:59 40, Griffin Grass 20:44 42, Haakon Mathison 21:24 and 44, Evan Phillips 21:26.

“With each race we get stronger. Besides Hayden, Kade, Derek and Griffin also had personal best runs at Verona,” Huebner said.

Boys JV participants used some new running strategy at Verona, with solid efforts recorded for their efforts.

Huebner said the goal at Verona was to use the meet as a workout and leave something in the tank for Westby’s home meet on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Westby teams head to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for a race on Saturday, Sept. 9.

KEN TROTT INVITATIONAL

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Girls

Team scores: Westby 53, Aquinas 73, Logan 97, C-FC 117, Marshall 119, Mauston 131, Onalaska Luther 165, Hillsboro 175, Colby 289, Kickapoo/La Farge 295, Black River Falls 299.

Individual champion: Annie Haas (Hillsboro) 15:57.

WESTBY: 3, Abbey Wedwick 16:16 5, Julianne Call 16:34 7, Sydney Sherry 16:41 16, Justice Franks 17:43 22, Lexi Crume 18:06 AQUINAS: 4, Ryanne Schneider 16:26 8, Karlie Meyer 16:42 15, Caroline Gundersen 17:36 19, Katie Hilby 17:59 27, Katie Joslyn 18:23 LOGAN: 11, Greta Trapp 17:06 12, Lieba Schwalbe 17:07 14, Marlie Voigt 17:21 28, Violette Hanson-meyers 18:31 32, Megan Abraham 18:32 ONALASKA LUTHER: 18, Jessica Kaufmann 17:45 25, Cianna Hoppe 18:14 39, Julia Strangman 18:49 41, Grace Bain 18:51 42, Lizzy Stuebs 18:54 BLACK RIVER FALLS: 44, Ellie Dolesy 19:01 55, Zyanna Deloney 19:45 64, Sabreya Crawford 21:55 67, Grace Engebretson 23:12 69, Naomi Falcon 24:15.

Boys

Team scores: Logan 50, Aquinas 94, Onalaska Luther 102,. Marshall 129, Black River Falls 136, Mauston 145, Wauzeka 185, Hillsboro 201, Westby 220, C-FC 237, New Lisbon 314, Kickapoo/La Farge 319, Colby 324, North Crawford 370, Royall 425.

Individual champion: David Vannucchi (Luther) 12:34.

LOGAN: 3, Evan Schultz 13:21 7, Zach Slevin 13:39 11, Tracy Bye 13:57 13, Keoni Young 14:13 16, marcus Jarrett 14:31 AQUINAS: 8, Jeremiah Degroot 13:45 12, Rory Campbell 14:06 21, Peter Glodosky 15:00 39, Aaron Puent 15:35 ONALASKA LUTHER: 1, Vannucchi 4, Samuel Larson 13:34 6, Quaid Handy 13:38 41, Michael Schibbelhut 15:42 50, Thomas Walsh 15:51 BLACK RIVER FALLS: 5, Adam Wiesender 13:36 25, John Kramer 15:07 26, Kobe Nichols 15 07 35, Averie Tom 15:32 45, Benett Bucek 15:47 WESTBY: 2, Hayden Fredrickson 12:57 22, Kade Sherry 15:01 64, Brendan Buros 16:20 65, Kin Hamilton 16:21 67, Evan Phillips 16:29.

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Westby Times editor

Dorothy Robson is editor of the Westby Times. Contact her at 608-637-5625.

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