Columbus Catholic, Spencer compete at Colby Cross Country Invitational

COLBY – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic and Spencer cross country teams finished off their respective regular-season schedules by competing at the Colby/Abbotsford Invitational on Saturday at Colby High School.

Spencer had just three boys runners and four girls runners, and did not figure in the team standings. The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys and girls teams each finished eighth.

Medford won both team titles, with La Crosse Logan second in the boys standings and Wisconsin Dells finishing as the runner-up in the girls standings.

Zach Slevin of La Crosse Logan won the boys race in 17:32.4 and Loyal’s Savannah Schley took first in the girls race in 20:11.9.

Bryce Fuerlinger topped the Columbus boys, finishing 25th in 19:13.5, and Melanie Lang was the first girls runner to cross the finish line, taking 52nd in 26:32.4.

For Spencer, Ashton Ackman was 52nd in 20:56.0 in the boys race, and Emily Wehrman was 40th for the girls in 24:26.8.

Spencer and Columbus Catholic will be back in action next Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Cloverbelt Conference Meet at Cadott.

Colby/Abbotsford Cross Country Invitational
Oct. 6, at Colby High School
Boys
Team scores:
1. Medford 49; 2. La Crosse Logan 72; 3. Altoona 91; 4. Wisconsin Dells 100; 5. Mauston 127; 6. Neillsville 138; 7. Stanley-Boyd 211; 8. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 226; 9. Owen-Withee 237; 10. Cadott 268; 11. Loyal 270; Spencer, Colby/Abbotsford incomplete.
Top 10, and Spencer and Marshfield Columbus Catholic finishers: 1. Zach Slevin (LCL) 17:32.4; 2. Matt Roth (CA) 17:35.4; 3. Joseph Sullivan (MED) 17:37.7; 4. Josiah Ziebell (MAU) 17:41.5; 5. Dylan Mitchell (LCL) 17:44.6; 6. Pablito Schulz (WD) 17:44.9; 7. Derek Rudolph (MED) 17:51.8; 8. Tracy Bye (LCL) 17:59.6; 9. Taytor Lowry (NEI) 18:02.0; 10. Nick Kruschke (WD) 18:04.9; 25. Bryce Fuerlinger (MCC) 19:13.5; 48. Cole Noreen (MCC) 20:25.9; 52. Ashton Ackman (SP) 20:56.0; 53. Mark Fieweger (MCC) 21:13.2; 62. Will Boyer (MCC) 22:29.6; 67. Kaizer Eikleberry (SP) 22:59.1; 68. Cameron Nieman (SP) 23:03.6; 69. Orion Smith (MCC) 23:14.3; 80. Derek Fieber (MCC) 30:58.5.
Girls
Team scores:
1. Medford 34; 2. Wisconsin Dells 55; 3. La Crosse Logan 88; 4. Mauston 119; 5. Loyal 136; 6. Altoona 138; 7. Neillsville 155; 8. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 235; Spencer, Owen-Withee, Stanley-Boyd, Colby/Abbotsford, Cadott incomplete.
Top 10, and Spencer and Marshfield Columbus Catholic finishers: 1. Savannah Schley (LOY) 20:11.9; 2. Journey Malacina (MAU) 20:24.8; 3. Franny Seidel (MED) 20:29.8; 4. Alicia Kawa (MED) 20:48.5; 5. Greta Trapp (LCL) 21:03.0; 6. Hailey Anchor (WD) 21:09.2; 7. Laura Beghin (WD) 21:09.4; 8. Lauren Meyer (MED) 21:16.3; 9. Grace Kelley (MED) 21:20.3; 10. Jennifer Kahn (MED) 21:30.0; 40. Emily Wehrman (SP) 24:26.8; 47. Kaylee Wehrman (SP) 25:30.3; 52. Melanie Lang (MCC) 26:32.4; 58. Aryiah Schuh (SP) 27:25.9; 59. Hailey Roehl (MCC) 27:30.8; 60. Lizzie Hanson (MCC) 27:43.4; 61. Holly Dean (MCC) 27:45.2; 63. Ashley Dean (MCC) 28:12.3; 64. Delaney Wichlacz (SP) 28:26.7; 67. Greta Schiferl (MCC) 32:14.5.