|10/25/2018 9:22:00 AM|
Keith advances to state championships
Dodgeville-Mineral Point will be represented at the WIAA State Cross Country Championships next Saturday by Henry Keith.
The meet will be held at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids with Keith running at 1:10 p.m.
The junior finished fourth individually at the Division 2 sectional held at River Valley with a time of 16:59.
The Dodge-Point team took fourth in the race, trailing winning McFarland (72), Platteville
(84) and Madison Edgewood (88) with 106 points. The top two teams and top five individuals (not on the top two teams) advance to state.
McFarland senior Andrew Pahnke won the race win 16:31 with fellow senior teammate Eli Kemna next in 16:53
Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld junior Christian Patzka was just in front of Keith in 16:56.
The other Dodge-Point finishes were: freshman Will Aurit 14th in 17:45, junior Jerimiah Beasley 27th in 18:06, senior Dylan McGraw 30th in 18:13, senior David Nagel 31st in 18:52, junior Gabe Hart 54th in 18:52 and freshman Chandler Williams 63rd in 19:06.
The rest of the team scores were: Mount Horeb 129, New Glarus/Monticello 147. Monroe 178, Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 209, Evansville 214, River Valley 269, Edgerton 278, Brodhead/Juda 285, Southwestern/Cuba City/Ben-ton 338, Prairie du Chien 454, Richland Center-Ithaca 455.
River Valley was led by Rashaad Momon 32nd in 18:18. Then came Devan Alt 47th in 18:43, Blaine Springer 49th in 18:46, Cole Amble 68th in 19:22, Spencer Holverson 73rd in 19:47, Julius Ross 80th in 20:?05 and Seth Rhoades 82nd in 20:11.
Things didn't go the way the Dodge-Point girls had hoped as they finished sixth as a team with nobody advancing to state.
Junior Lindsay Johnston, who qualified for state last year, was their top finisher. She took 11th individually in 21:10. Mount Horeb won the team title with 66 points. Platteville also advances ending up with 97.
Then came McFarland 124, Evansville 129, Prairie du Chien 143 then Dodge-Point at 169.
The field was rounded out by Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 202, Madison Edgewood 217, Brodhead/Juda 217, Edgerton 218, River Valley 228, Southwes-tern/Cuba City/Benton 285, Monroe 300, New Glarus/Monticello 374 and Richland Center/Ithaca 312.
Following Johnston for the Dodge-Point team were: sophomore Chloe Oberhauser 30th in 22:09, junior Avery Peterson 33rd in 22:16, freshman Haylee Kearns 45th in 22;42, senior Hannah Tremelling 50th in 22:55 and junior Amanda Ludwig 51st in 22:57.
Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton freshman sensation Kayci Martensen won the race going away in 18:20 with Brodhead/Juda sophomore Madelynn McIntyre a distant runner-up in 20:04.
Those two advance to state along with Prairie du Chien sophomore Megan Katzung 43rd in 20:24 , Prairie senior Amber Husser 4th in 20:29 and Evansville junior McKenzie Fillner 7th in 20:43.
River Valley finishes were: freshman Madison Krey 13th in 21:16, freshman Miranda Reich 42nd in 22:33, freshman Abi Cummings 43rd in 22:39, junior Mackenzie Fruit 57th in 23:13, freshman Anna Johnson 73rd in 23:33, senior Emma Horton 77th in 23:43 and sophomore Starr Camacho 78th in 23:50.
Dodgeville coach Denny McGraw talked about the meet:
"On a cold, windy and sometimes snowy day the Dodge Point boys finished 4th as a team. Junior Henry Keith finished 4th overall and will be making a trip to State as an individual runner. Henry got out with the front group and stayed with them the whole time. He just looked smooth throughout the race.
"Freshman Will Aurit continues to improve each race. He also got out to a good start and just kept moving up during the race.
"Junior Jeremiah Beasley in his first year as a cross country had another good race. He had a strong finish and went by some runners down the stretch.
"The two senior boys, Dylan McGraw and David Nagel, finished out their cross country careers with a good race. They have been leaders and helped this team throughout the year.
"Gabe Hart and Chandler Williams were the other two runners on the team.
"The girls finished 6th at sectional meet. Lindsay Johnston was the DP first runner all year and had another good run.
"The second runner was Chloe Oberhauser. Chloe got out to a good start and moved up throughout the race.
"Avery Peterson had was our third runner and just showed how determined she is in this sport.
"Haylee Kearns has been a pleasant surprise at the end of the season by her improvement each race.
"Hannah Tremelling started out in the middle of the pack but moved up during the last loop of the race.
"Amanda Ludwig and Josie Jabs were the other two runners on the team."
You have to shuttle to the course from the WI Rapids High School.
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