|11/8/2019 3:30:00 PM|
Dodge-Point's Henry Keith 20th at state XC
Even though the Dodgeville-Mineral Point boys cross country team missed a state Division 2 appearance by one place, that didn't dampen the spirits of the distance race contingent to appear at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids to cheer on senior Henry Keith.
Keith, making his fourth straight state run, finished 20th individually in the 5000 meter race. He ran a 16:58.
"It was like a snow globe before the race Saturday. There was snow flying. It was very terrifying," said Dodge-Point coach Denny McGraw. "But it cleared by race time."
"Henry was 52nd at the mile then passed 20 runners before the two mile," he added. "Then he passed 12 more before the finish , It was a very strong finish for him and a good way to end his high school career."
"The crowd was there for him and that said a lot," the coach said. ""He should be a role model fore the younger runners."In looking to next year, McGraw said, "We're excited about next year."
Shorewood senior Lucas Florsheim cracked the 16:00 mark to win in 15:58.
Madison Edgewood junior Leo Richardson, out of the same Sectional as Keith, took runner-up in 16:11.
River Valley senior Beau Gloudeman finished 75th in 17:13.
Valders won the D2 team title with 78 points to Notre Dame's 108.
New Glarus/Monticello and Mount Horeb, out of the River Valley Sectional, finished 15th and 16th in the 16 team field with 344 and 347 points.
River Valley sophomore Madison Krey finished 38th in the Division 2 girls race as an individual runner. She was timed in 20:18.
A familiar runner to this area, Kayci Martensen, a sophomore from Southwestern/Cuba City won the D2 race in 18:19.
Anna Gallagher, a Two Rivers sophomore, was a distant second in 18:50.
Shorewood won the D2 girls team title with 61 points over runner-up Osceola at 102.
Other team winners were: D1 Girls - Muskego 72, Onalaska 101; D3 Girls - Lourdes Academy 112, Gillett 126; D1 Boys - Middleton 104, Stevens Point 116.
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