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Two boys and two girls representing Colfax high school traveled to UW-Barron to compete in a cross country meet hosted by Rice Lake High School Tuesday, September 12.
With a total of 214 racers in both the Small and Large Divisions, Charlie Charbonneau led the Colfax boys with a time of 18:36 which placed him 72nd overall and 28th in the Small Division. Logan Swartz finished 162nd overall and 64th in the Small Division with a time of 21:32. There were 31 total teams with Hudson taking the top spot and Gavin Stewert of Ladysmith was the overall winner, cruising in at 15:50 for the 5K race. Both Charbonneau and Swartz ran personal best times in the meet.
The Viking girls were a runner short with Kaysen Goodell out with an illness, leaving Hannah Peterson and Lauren Becker as the only two competitors. Peterson was 58th overall and 12th in the Small Division with a time of 22:05 while Becker was 128th overall and 31st in the Small Division. There were 191 total runners, with 71 in the Small Division which was won by Ava Muller of Unity in 20:31. Clara Hartman of Bloomer was the overall winner with a time of 17:53 on the 5K course.
Veronica Leavens was the only middle school competitor for the Vikings, placing 12th of 218 girls in the 3K race.
“Rice Lake is a huge meet with over 36 teams and over 1,200 runners,” Colfax coach Joe Doucette said. “We got to see a ton of runners and athletes up close and it was a great atmosphere. We are trying to work hard and our main focus is improvement right now,” he added.