WM girls finish fourth at first two meets

The Watertown-Mayer girls’ cross country team finished in fourth place on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Rocket Run hosted by Rockford at Shamrock Golf Course in Corcoran. The Watertown-Mayer boys’ team finished in ninth place.

The Watertown-Mayer girls were led by a fifth-place finish from senior Liz Miller, who finished with a time of 16:59 on the 4K course. Sophomore Lydia Fails was right behind her, logging a sixth-place finish in a time of 17:07.

Senior Erin Sonderup-Hohenstein finished 27th for the Royals in a time of 18:58, and freshman Kirsten Klitzke finished 28th in 19:06.

Freshman Abby Hules finished in 19:58, Senior Kailey Carrabre had a time of 20:05, and senior Lily Chadwick finished in 21:00.

Spectrum won the team title with 26 points after taking the top three individual spots. Kayla Zimmerman was the winner in a time of 16:15. As a team, Becker was a distant second with 73 points, Providence Academy was third with 86 points and Watertown-Mayer was fourth with 107 points.

On the boys’ side, Delano won the team title with 47 points, with Adam Armbruster winning the individual title for the Tigers in a time of 17:03 on the 5K course. Providence Academy was a distance second with 95 points, while Watertown-Mayer had 181 points.

Watertown-Mayer’s top finisher was Michael Burns. The senior finished with a time of 18:50.

Junior Jon Vouk also finished 29th for the Royals, clocking in at 19:53, and with a time of 20:34, senior Ethan Thonn finished 36th.

Also for the Royals, sophomore Wyatt Tatge finished in 2332, senior Josh Oak finished in 23:35 and Zack Eliason finished in 24:15.

The Royals were also in action Aug. 30 at the Maple Lake Invitational at Ney Park. At that meet, the Royals girls’ team finished in fourth place, and the boys’s team finished in eighth place. However, the highlight of the day for the Royals was Miller’s first-place finish on the girls’ side with a time of 16:56.

On the girls’ side, Maple Lake won the meet with 67 points, while Buffalo was second (71), Holdingford was third (76) and Watertown-Mayer was fourth (85). Fails also finished in sixth place for the Royals in a time of 17:28.

Also for Watertown-Mayer, Klitzke finished in 21st place in a time of 18:47 and Sonderup-Hohenstein was 25th in 19:11. Hules finished in a time of 19:32, Carrabre finished in 21:02 and Chadwick finished in 22:51.

Buffalo won the boys’ title with 39 points, well ahead of second-place Holdingford (73). Watertown-Mayer finished with 195 points.

Burns led the Royals with a 15th-place finish in 18:27. Vouk finished 25th with a time of 18:57.

Also for the Watertown-Mayer boys’ team, Thonn finished in 20:53, freshman Austin Wandersee finished in a time of 21:38, tatge finished in 22:44, Eliason finished in 22:51 and junior Ryan Michaletz finished with a time of 23:42.

The Royals were also in action this Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Baylor Park in Norwood Young America, and will return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 17, for a 4 p.m. meet at Crown College. The Royals will also be at Milaca on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m.


Contact Matt Bunke at [email protected]

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