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Colfax girls’ cross country finishes strong in fourth place, boys take ninth at Boyceville Alumni Invite

Erica Kallstrom

OUT IN FRONT — Vikings’ senior Erica Kallstrom led last Thursday’s cross country season opener in Boyceville for much of the way until Durand freshman Madison Sand overtook her in the final few hundred meters for the victory. Kallstrom finished second in a time of 22:09. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

By Amber Hayden

BOYCEVILLE — The Vikings boys’ and girls’ cross country teams dug deep for their first meet last Thursday, August 23 at the Boyceville Alumni Invitational held at Tiffany Creek Elementary – the site of this year’s Dunn-St. Croix conference and WIAA Division 3 Sectional meets.

Colfax’s ladies brought home a fourth-place team finish out of 11 full teams. The Lady Vikings had  thier top five runners finishbetween second and 42nd place.

The boys managed to take ninth place over all against a field of 18 teams.

“It is a starting point if we can work hard and really improve we will be fine,” Doucette commented.

Senior Erica Kallstrom led most of the race for the girls before getting caught with 800 meters left in the race. Kallstrom finished the race in second place with a time of 22:08.52.


Finishing in eleventh place for the girls’ team, Jasmine Best, ran in her first varsity race with a time of 23:19.22. Hailey Prince crossed the line in 32nd completed the race at 26:02.30. Juelia Berger and Jillian Bowe rounded out the race in 40th and 42nd with times of 26:34.44 and 26.54.97.

The Lady Vikings reeled in 123 points for their first meet of the 2018 season, but were bested by winner Durand (85), runner-up Cameron (99) and third-place finisher Chippewa Falls McDonell Central (100).

“Best just missed a medal by finishing eleventh,” according to Doucette, “but like the boys it is a starting point and if we dig in and improve we could turn into a solid team.”

Trevor Rothbauer

COLFAX senior Trevor Rothbauer placed 116th in the Vikings’ season opener at the Boyceville Alumni Cross Country last Thursday, August 23. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Madison Sand of Durand won the individual race with a time of 21:43.79.

For the Colfax boys’ team, senior Luke Heidorn crossed the finish line first in 16th place with a time of 19.59.56.

“Heidorn may have started a touch fast, he was way up there early and faded some,” coach Doucette said.

Sawyer Best finished in 20:56.88 to take 35th place, Noah Heidorn placed 37th with a time of 21:03.87, Dennis Sonnentag crossed the line in 61st place with a time of 22:04.29 and Trevor Rothbauer rounded out the boys’ team with a 24:15.04 for 100th place.

“I think the boys have a ton of potential,” explained Doucette.

The Durand boys took top team honors with 73 points while Ellsworth took second with 89 points followed by Clear Lazke at 98 adn McDonell Central with 134.

Colfax’s tallied a 249.

Isaac Wegner of Durand won the individual race with a 17:17.95 finish.

The team travels to Marshfield this Saturday, September 1 to test themselves on the Wildwood Park course. Then on September 8, Colfax will travel to Fall Creek for a 10 a.m. meet.

GIRLS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 2. Erica Kallstrom 22:08.52, 11. Jasmine Best 23:19.22, 32. Hailey Prince 26:02.30, 40. Juelia Berger 26:34.44, 42. Jillian Bowe 26:54.97.

GIRLS’ TEAM RESULTS: 1. Durand 85, 2. Cameron 99, 3. Mcdonell Central 100, 4. Colfax 123, 5. Somerset 124, 6. Prescott 130, 7. Glenwood City 154, 8. Fall Creek 166, 9. Baldwin-Woodville 186, 10. Ellsworth 201, 11. Spring Valley 242.

BOYS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 16. Luke Heidorn 19:59.56, 35. Sawyer Best 20:56.88, 37. Noah Heidorn 21:03.87, 61. Dennis Sonnentag 22:04.29, 100. Trevor Rothbauer 24:15.04.

BOYS’ TEAM RESULTS: 1. Durand 73, 2. Ellsworth 89, 3. Clear Lake 98, 4. McDonell Central 134, 5. Boyceville 178, 6. Spring Valley 179, 7. Baldwin-Woodville 241, 8. Cameron 249, 9. Colfax 249, 10. Augusta 254, 11. Prescott 259, 12. Fall Creek 268, 13. Cadott 294, 14. Owen-Withee 296, 15. Bruce 386, 16. Elmwood/Plum City 414, 17. Glenwood City 466, 18. Mondovi 508. 

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