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Hillsboro cross country teams compete at Holmen, Fennimore
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Zachary OHair rounds the pond at the Fennimore cross country course Saturday morning. OHair finished first for the Tigers with a time of 20:09.3. - photo by Nate Beier photo/gx3media.smugmug.com

HOLMEN — The Hillsboro cross country team had a busy week competing at the Holmen Invitational last Tuesday before closing it out Saturday at the Vince Lease Fennimore Invitational.

Freshman Annie Haas finished second overall at Tuesday’s meet in Holmen, while Adriana Reese, Destiny Shore, Shauna Parish, Michaela Bach and Sam Hora all medaled with top 25 finishes.

Haas finished second out of 52 runners with a time of 16:06.5 to lead the Tigers to a third-place team finish with 73 points.

Holmen held off Brookwood 35–53 to win the girls’ team title.

Reese finished 11th in 22:36.7, Shore 18th (24:11.1), Parish 20th (24:27.4), Bach 23rd (24:36.5) and Hora 24th (24:39.6).

Macey Brown rounded out Hillsboro’s varsity lineup with a 32nd place finish (26:32.5).

Sophomore Zach O’Hair was the Hillsboro boys’ top finisher on Tuesday, coming in 21st with a time of 19:38.1.

The Tigers finished sixth out of seven qualifying teams with 157 points. The Holmen boys completed the team sweep, once again holding off Brookwood 37–52.

“This was a smaller meet but by far our best meet of the year up to this point,” said Hillsboro head coach Ben Leis. “Top 25 runners medaled at this meet. It was good to see some new faces go up of some medals during the awards ceremony.”

Saturday at Fennimore Haas continued to lead the Hillsboro girls’ pack, finishing sixth out of 70 runners with a time of 16:50.1 on the 4,000-meter course.

The Hillsboro girls finished second out of three qualifying teams in the small schools division with a combined time of 96:45.9.

The Hillsboro boys, led by O’Hair’s 47th place finish, placed fourth out of four qualifying teams in the small schools division with a combined time of 111:11.3.

The Tigers will return to action Saturday at the Dick McKichan Platteville Invitational at 9 a.m.