Cross country runs over competition at home meet

The men’s cross country team racing off the starting line.
Photo by Victor Nguyen

Last Saturday, Oct. 11, the cross-country team had the Gene Davis Invitational here in Appleton at the Reid golf course. The Vikings brought their A game, and there were strong finishes all across the board for Lawrence. For the lady Vikings, sophomore Hannah Kinzer ran to fourth place in the 6,000m with a time of 23:55. Close behind her was senior Margaret Huck in 17th place at 25:15, as well as senior Erin Schrobilgen in 22nd at 25:32, sophomore Christina Sedall in 25th at 26:02 and freshmen Alyssa Kuss in 29th place with a time of 26:16. UW-River Fall’s Abigail Fouts won the event in 22:49, and UW-River Falls took the title with an overall score of 32 points out of the six colleges competing. Thanks to the ladies combined effort and great performance, they still came away with a solid standing of 97 points. The men also brought in some good scores for Lawrence. The team star and junior Josh Janusiak ran the 8,000m in 25:43 in first place, earning his third individual title of the season. Sophomore Joe Kortenhof came in right behind him for second at 26:22, and they led the Vikings to third place with 92 points out of the six colleges competing. UW-Oshkosh took the title with a total of 42 points for the day. Also in the standings with some strong times were junior Ben Schaeber in 20th at 28:05, senior Teddy Kortenhof at 31st in 28:59, and freshmen Cullen Allard in 38th with a time of 29:43. Up next for the team is the Kollege town invitational this Saturday, and then they will move on to the Midwest Conference Championships on the 28th!