High school cross country: West Salem boys, G-E-T girls win Coulee team titles

High school cross country: West Salem boys, G-E-T girls win Coulee team titles

West Salem's Brady Niemeier

West Salem's Brady Niemeier runs during Saturday's Coulee Conference cross country meet at Maple Grove Venues in West Salem. Teammate Charlie McKinney won the boys race.

WEST SALEM — West Salem High School junior Charlie McKinney won the Coulee Conference cross country championship by over 20 seconds Saturday at Maple Grove Venues.

McKinney finished with a time of 16 minutes, 35.4 seconds to help the Panthers (45) win the meet. Junior Brady Niemeier (17:16.2) contributed to the win with a third-place finish, and junior Carson Mooney (17:30.1) followed in sixth. Senior Liam Sjoquist (17:52.5) finished 12th.

Arcadia sophomore Jose Monroy (16:56.1) finished in second.

G-E-T (63) was second thanks to a fourth-place finish from sophomore Carter Gold (17:19.7), 13th-place finish from senior Nicholas Moen (17:58.1) and 14th-place finish from junior Riley Kirkey (18:00.9) G-E-T sophomore Ethan Burmeister (18:04.5) came in 15th.

High School Cross Country: Richard Mitchell Invitational

West Salem’s Charlie McKinney, who won the Coulee Conference championship on Saturday, leads the pack during the Dick Mitchell Invitational earlier this season.

Onalaska Luther (98) finished third behind a seventh-place finish from junior Micah Schibbelhut (17:30.5) Westby (111) finished fourth, edging Viroqua (111) by the place of its sixth runner. Arcadia finished sixth (124), followed by Black River Falls (158).

Arcadia’s James Ziegeweid (17:31), Black River Falls’ Kobe Nichols (10th, 17:50.9) and Viroqua’s Cooper Gelhaus (fifth, 17:23.2) and Andrew Quackenbush (ninth, 17:47.5) rounded out the top 10 individuals.

Arcadia junior Mercedes Romo won the girls competition with a time of 20 minutes, 16.9 seconds. West Salem freshman Macey Tauscher (20:35.6) finish second, and Onalaska senior Lizzie Stuebs (20:43.3) finished third.

G-E-T (54) won the meet and was led by Breann Harris (sixth, 21:24.6) and Hannah Siegler (ninth, 21:42.5). Arcadia (65) was second behind Romo and freshman Tegan Michalak (fifth, 21:07). Westby (82) finished third, followed by Viroqua (85), West Salem (93), Luther (103) and Black River Falls (209).

Viroqua’s Caitlin Fox (fourth, 20:51.5), Arcadia’s Kianna Suchla (10th, 21:44.7) and Westby’s Audra Johnson (seventh, 21:27.1) and Meghan Nelson (eighth, 21:40.6) rounded out the top 10 individuals.

GIRLS TENNIS WIAA STATE TOURNAMENT (Division 2): MADISON — Onalaska Luther’s Phoebe Christenson and Jenna Wahl finished fifth in the doubles tournament.

Christenson and Wahl defeated Xavier’s Kylie McCormick and Carly Bomier 7-5, 6-1 and fought a back-and-forth battle against Regis’ Elena Bourget and Evie Shepich to finish ahead 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.


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