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Goat Hill Classic proves a grueling test for runners
Goat Hill Classic
TROJAN RUNNERS senior Katie Schellhorn and freshman Annie O’Brien seemed undeterred after 2.25 miles at the Goat Hill Classic’s 3.1 mile Cross Country Race.

NORTH CRAWFORD - It was a warm and humid day, tough conditions for tackling the five kilometer race (3.1 miles), which includes a quarter mile accent up through a goat prairie. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10 schools competed in the Goat Hill Classic held at North Crawford.

Coming in first for the Trojan boys team was Liam O’Brien who finished in 23:26 almost six minutes faster than his time on the course last year. 

Finishing close behind was Carlos Lopez, who came in just under a minute after O’Brien. Lopez finished with a time of 24:14, just three seconds slower than his best time on a much faster course. 

Other top scorers for the boys team were Sven Vale (27:27), Cordel Tyler (29:28), Dylan Heisz (30:50). Other finishers were Marco Esparza (32:47) and Viktor Sapunov (33:07).

Finishing first for the Trojan girls team and first overall was junior Helen Carstens in a time of 21:56. Carstens finished 1 minute and 16 seconds ahead of her Kickapoo rival, Anelise Egge. Carstens was only 25 seconds ahead of Egge at the 2018 Goat Hill Classic. Placing second for the Trojan girls team was Kloee Chamberlain with a time of 27:55, a minute faster than her 2018 Goat Hill Classic time. 

Also scoring points for the girls team were Emily Schmidt (28:12), Lindsey Groom (32:12) and Katie Schellhorn (35:11). Rounding off the girls team were Annie O’Brien (35:38) and Sonja Bangert (35:52).

Trojan Cross Country will compete on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Westby at 4:15 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Reedsburg Invitational.