WISCONSIN RAPIDS — The decorated cross country careers of Hillsboro seniors Logan Rohn and Noah Mayberry came to end at Saturday’s WIAA State Championships.
Sophomore Breanna Beaver got her first taste of State and is hoping to build on the experience in future years.
Rohn and Mayberry ran together much of the race, finishing 49th and 51st respectively out of 151 runners.
Rohn, a three-year state qualifier, crossed the finish line of the 5,000-meter course at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids in 17 minutes, 42.83 seconds.
Mayberry covered the Ridgers track in 17:46.17.
“Both Logan and Noah finished better than last year,” said Hillsboro coach Ben Leis. “These are two senior boys that will be hard to let go. They have been leading our boys’ team for the past three years. I hope the underclassmen took advantage of having these senior boys, because the torch is going to have to be passed.”
Darlington senior Tyson Miehe won a third straight individual D3 title in a time of 15:57.49, finishing 14 seconds ahead of runner-up Darin Lau of Eau Claire Lutheran.
Miehe’s remarkable feat also led the Redbirds to a third consecutive team title.
On the girls’ side, Delaney Sinnen of Random Lake blew away the competition capturing the girls’ title in 14:22.55, nearly a minute better than runner-up Nora Keller (15:08.36) of Oshkosh Lourdes Academy.
Keller’s Lourdes Academy team easily claimed the girls’ D3 team title outscoring runner-up Cedar Grove–Belgium 45–83.
In her first trip to state, Beaver placed 150th with a time of 19:54.24.
“I’m sure Breanna was very overwhelmed with the talent she was competing against along with all the hype of being the first Hillsboro girl ever to get to state,” said Leis. “So even though it was not the race we were looking for, she broke down barriers for future girls that make it to the state meet.”