By Kelsie Hoitomt
BOYCEVILLE – The Boyceville cross country teams traveled to the Fall Creek invitational on Saturday, September 8 where they competed against 17 other teams.
The boy’s team competed well and finished in sixth place with Tanner Johnson-Hetchler placing 13th out of 78 runners with a 18:49.62.
Finishing for the rest of the boy’s team were Nick Adams in 23rd (19:31.91), Ian Kane in 31st (20:06.03), Mitch Pustol in 40th (20:28.74), James Lindo in 47th (21:16.25), Tyler Wolfe in 55th (21:55.13) and Tristan Debell in 57th (22:06.38).
The first place runner was Bryan Tomek of Tomahawk with a 16:40.24.
“I was very pleased with the boys’ performance. We had a really hard week of practice and they were able to respond well in the meet on a tough course,” said coach Corey Day.
Due to a few injuries, the Boyceville girls’ did not have a full team to compete.
Individually, Michaella Kegen placed 38th with a 19:57.20, Katie Kegen placed 42nd with a 20:17.12, Anna Jenkins placed 48th with a 20:50.08 and Katelyn Merten placed 60th with a 22:52.14.
There were 65 girls that competed in the race and first place went to Dempsey Fogarty of Colfax with a time of 16:02.48.
“I felt the girls did well individually. I was especially surprised with freshman Katie Kegen’s performance, finishing second for our team behind her sister,” shared Day.
The team competed at the Rice Lake invitational on Tuesday, September 11.