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Haas returns to action, finishes 27th
She medals with seventh place finish in her first meet in six weeks
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PLATTEVILLE — Sophomore Annie Haas returned to action Saturday at the 48th annual Dick McKichan Platteville Invitational.

Haas, who has not ran since the season-opening Ken Trott Invitational at Westby on Aug. 25 due to an injury, returned to role as the Hillsboro girls’ top runner.

Haas, a 2014 state qualifier and the reigning Scenic Bluffs Conference individual champion, finished 27th overall out of 138 runners and medaled with a seventh-place finish in the small schools division with a time of 21:48. Not bad for her first competition in nearly six weeks.

Senior Destiny Shore placed 59th overall and 23rd in the small schools division at 22:42.

Freshman Paige Stull placed 62nd overall and 25th in the small schools division at 22:43. Both Shore and Stull earned ribbons for their top 30 finishes in the division.

Lydia Westedt (26:31) placed 51st in the division and Amy Salisbury (30:07) finished 57th to round out the Lady Tigers’ team score of 163, which was good for seventh place out of nine qualifying teams.

Lancaster (55) held off Albany (72) and Darlington (99) to win the girls’ small schools division title.

Meanwhile, the Hillsboro boys finished sixth out of 12 teams with a score of 164.

Darlington dominated the boys’ small school division, beating runner-up Albany 37–65 for the team title.

Dacoda Wells finished 17th in small schools at 18:28.9 to lead Hillsboro and earn a ribbon.

Jason Griffiths (32nd, 19:16.2), Dawon Crodner (34th, 19:29.9, Zach O’Hair (28th, 19:41.5) and Drew Bisarek (43rd, 20:09.0) filled out the Tigers five-man scoring lineup.

Coach Ben Leis’ Hillsboro team will return to action Saturday in a meet at Riverdale which was added to the schedule Oct. 6, the compete Oct. 15 at the Scenic Bluffs Conference Championships at Brookwood High School.

Dick McKichan Platteville Invitational
(from Saturday, Oct. 3 @ UW–Platteville)
(Girls, 5,000 meters)

Small school team scores: 1.Lancaster 55, 2.Albany 72, 3.Darlington 99, 4.Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 109, 5.Prairie du Chien 141, 6.New Glarus/Monticello 150, 7.Hillsboro 163, 8.Fennimore 180, 9.Belleville 181, 10.Iowa–Grant inc.
Top individuals (large and small schools): 1.Noelle Marie (Belleville) 19:04.7, 2.Brooke Lonigro (McFarland) 19:30.0, 3.Lydia Murphy (Lancaster) 19:31.6, 4.Ciara Kaderly (Albany) 19:49.7, 5.Taylor Bluemel (Brodhead/Juda) 20:14.0. 1.Brookwood 95:13.8, 2.Fennimore 101:53, 3.New Glarus/Monticello 102:20.7, 4.Hillsboro 104:19.6.
Hillsboro (163): 27.(7).Annie Haas 21:48, 59.(23).Destiny Shore 22:42, 62.(25).Paige Stull 22:43, 123.(51).Lydia Westedt 26:31, 133.(57)Amy Salisbury 32:07.
(Boys, 5,000 meters)
Small school team scores:
1.Darlington 37, 2.Albany 65, 3.Lancaster 70, 4.New Glarus/Monticello 146, 5.Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 153, 6.Hillsboro 164, 7.Prairie du Chien 166, 8.Belleville 171, 9.Iowa–Grant 255, 10.Fennimore 263, 11.Wauzeka/Steuben 277, 12.Pecatonica/Argyle 360.
Top individuals (large and small schools): 1.Vince Momot (Platteville) 16:19.5, 2.Christopher Pahnke (McFarland) 16:23.8, 3.Nathaniel Langlei (Edgewood) 16:24.9, 4.Dustin Hatfield (River Valley) 16:33.2, 5.Jaden Komprood (Darlington) 16:38.3.
Hillsboro (164): 50.(17).Dakota Wells 18:28.9, 89.(32).Jason Griffiths 19:26.2, 94.(34).Dawson Cordner 19:29.9, 102.(38).Zach O’Hair 19:41.5, 114.(43).Drew Bisarek 20:09.0, 136.(59).Skyler Fisher 21:16.9, 143.(62).Cameron Haas 21:34.7.