Wildcat cross country

Willems to run at UW – Milwaukee Waconia senior Lexi Willems recently signed a letter to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In a ceremony at WHS on Feb. 5, Willems committed to running cross country and track for the Panthers. Willems is a decorated runner, received All-Conference honors 10 times between the two sports. [...]

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For the WHS cross country program, the 2013 season was nothing short of a continuous highlight reel. “This was just one of those ‘special’ years when everything was clicking,” said head coach Christian Gilbert. In his first season as head coach, Gilbert said his first goal was to maintain the strong traditions of the Waconia [...]

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Five local high schools were all represented by their top runners at the 2013 MSHSL state cross country meet, held Nov. 2 at St. Olaf College in Northfield. For Waconia, senior Lexi Willems and sophomore Alex Carrabre competed in the Class AA competition, both faring well and running “their races,” according to WHS head coach [...]

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Senior Lexi Willems and sophomore Alex Carrabre will represent Waconia this weekend at the Class AA state cross country meet, Nov. 2 at St. Olaf College, after qualifying during the Section 2AA championships last week in Buffalo. Also at Buffalo, both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams were recognized for their academic achievements. The [...]

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Headed into the Section 2AA meet this week, the Waconia cross country teams had a strong showing in Watertown on Oct. 16, where the girls’ team finished second overall behind Annandale and the WHS boys were fourth. Annandale won the girls’ team competition with 42 points, with the Wildcats not too far back in second [...]

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Waconia head coach Christian Gilbert is “very pumped” about the accomplishments of the WHS cross country teams this season, which culminated at the Wright County Conference Championships last week. “A great day in the woods for Waconia cross country,” Gilbert said of the ‘Cats Oct. 10 meet in Mound. “The kids blew me away and [...]

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