BLOOMER — Traveling to Three Lakes Ski Trail for the Bloomer Invitational meet Sept. 8, the Elk Mound girls cross country team finished fourth of 10 teams while the boys were ninth of nine teams.
Elizabeth Fasbender placed third behind a pair of runners from Northwestern to lead the Mounder girls with a time of 22:40. Emma Nelson won the race in 21:21 while her teammate Anna Kalin ran a time of 22:27. Following Fasbender for Elk Mound were the freshmen duo of Brooke Plaszcz who cracked the top ten in a time of 23:44 while Alana Plaszcz was two seconds behind for 11th place at 23:46. Hanna Hollister, another freshman finished 46th in 28:09, followed by Meredith Hainstock in 50th at 28:24. Claudia Paul was close behind for 52nd place in 28:39, Kaitlyn Baier claimed 58th place in 29:23, two more freshman crossed the finish line including Audrey Westcott in 61st at 29:40 and Ciera Lind in 65th at 30:13. Corrine Zimmer placed 68th at 30:26 and Hannah Carlson was 74th in 31:06. There were 87 individuals in the competition.
The boys continue to run as a pack with the top seven all placing between 34th place and 54th. Hayden Kohls led the pack with that 34th place in a time of 21:40 followed by Nate Kruger in 35th at 21:45, Ryan Mohr in 36th at 21:46, Grant Kjelleberg was 42nd at 22:13, Jonas Kohls was 54th in 22:49, Nate Schreiber placed 48th in 22:49 and Nate Lind was 54th at 23:18. Jake Johnson claimed the 68th spot with a time of 23:53.00, Jared Strand was 70th in 23:53.12, Matt McLaughlin was 74th at 24:09, Bowdrie Noller finished 77th at 24:21, Erik Strand was 80th in 24:35 and Dylan Hanson was 88th in 27:11. There were 102 individuals in the race which was won by Daniel Pederson of Spooner in 16:04.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Northwestern 33, Fall Creek 89, Hayward 96, Elk Mound 107, Barron 122, Durand 154, Cumberland 155, Cornell-Lake Holcombe 190, Spooner 249, Bloomer 262
BOYS TEAM SCORES: Northwestern 35, Durand 63, Bloomer 90, Hayward 111, Spooner 120, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 141, Cornell-Lake Holcombe 179, Barron 186, Elk Mound 195