ONTARIO — Sophomore Dacoda Wells finished third out of 85 runners to lead the Hillsboro boys cross country team to a third-place team finish at Saturday’s Brookwood Invitational.
Wells continued his steady improvement as a first-year cross country athlete finishing a season-best third-place with a time of 19:28.
Riverdale junior Brian Mathews blew away the field with a winning-time of 17:55. North Crawford senior Jacob Bransky finished second at 18:17.
But the host Brookwood Falcons won the boys’ team title with 38 points. Westby finished second with 59, followed by Wells and the Tigers (78).
Junior Zach O’Hair (20:30) and freshman Dawson Cordner (20:33) ran together and finished 12th and 13th respectively.
Senior Skyler Fisher placed 32nd (21:33), and sophomore Drew Bisarek finished 35th (21:44) to round out Hillsboro’s scoring team. Jason Griffiths placed 36th at 21:49, and Cameron Haas finished 67th at 25:26.
The shorthanded Hillsboro girls finished sixth out of nine scoring teams with 138 points.
Brookwood completed the team sweep, dominating runner-up Westby 40–89.
Senior Destiny Shore again paced the Lady Tigers, finishing 13th in 24:56. Freshman Paige Stull placed 17th at 25:16.
Amy Salisbury (41st, 28:20), Belinda Griffin (44th, 28:31), Lydia Westedt (54th, 29:55), Jaline Attignol (70th, 33:08) and Kelly Parish (74th, 32:22) filled out the rest of the Hillsboro girls lineup.
The Tigers are still without sophomore Annie Haas, a 2014 state qualifier and the defending Scenic Bluffs Conference individual champion. Haas is still recovering from a injury sustained during track season in May. There is no time table for her return.
Hillsboro traveled to Holmen on Tuesday and will next travel to Fennimore on Saturday.
(from Saturday, Sept. 19 @ Ontario)
Team scores: 1.Brookwood 40, 2.Westby 89, 3.Richland Center 94, 4.Fennimore, 5.North Crawford, 6.Hillsboro 138, 7.Cashton 153, 8.Tomah 192, 9.Necedah 211.
Top individuals:1.Abbey Wedwick (Westby) 22:20, 2.Allyson Nelson (Brookwood) 23:01, 3.Catrina Johnson (New Lisbon) 23:16.
Hillsboro: 13.Destiny Shore 24:56, 17.Paige Stull 25:16, 41.Amy Salisbury 28:20, 44.Belinda Griffin 28:31, 54.Lydia Westedt 29:55, 70.Jaline Attignol 33:08, 74.Kelly Parish 32:22.
Team scores: 1.Brookwood 38, 2.Westby 59, 3.Hillsboro 78, 4.Riverdale 129, 5.Tomah 158, 6.Necedah 162, 7.Bangor 163, 8.Fennimore 184, 9.West Central Home School 212.
Top individuals: 1.Brian Mathews (Riverdale) 17:55, 2.Jacob Bransky (North Crawford) 18:17, 3.Dacoda Wells (Hillsboro) 19:28.
Hillsboro: 3.Dakota Wells 19:28, 12.Zach O’Hair 20:20, 13.Dawson Cordner 20:33, 32.Skyler Fisher 21:33, 35.Drew Bisarek 21:44, 36.Jason Griffiths 21:49, 67.Cameron Haas 25:26.