WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Colfax sophomore Abbagail Schotter was the lone representative for the Vikings when she cruised through the 5K course at the WIAA State Cross Country meet held November 1 at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. It was Schotter’s second trip to state but first as an individual since she ran last year as a member of the girls’ team.
In a field of 150 runners, Schotter placed 55th with a time of 21:14. Delaney-Greene-Gretzinger of Marion won the race in 19:05. This was the first year the girls have run a 5K race, the same distance as the boys. Schotter was 58th last year with a time of 16:39 in the 4K run.
“This was Abbagail’s best race of the year,” coach Joe Doucette said.” She beat five of the nine girls who had beaten her at the sectional meet. She was solid and looked strong the whole way. The atmosphere at the state meet is great and there was another huge crowd but Abbagail handled it very well. We are happy she ended her season with a great race,” he added.