CUBA CITY – The Shullsburg girls’ cross country team capped their inaugural season by finishing in first-place in their final race for the season for the program’s first-ever team title performance.
The Lady Miners sent the first four runners across the finish line and finished with 18 points to take first at the Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton Triangular held at the Cole Acres Country Club on Monday, Oct. 9.
Freshman Hildie Sigwarth broke her own school record by two seconds after out-racing teammate Kaylee Turpin to the finish line to win the girls’ 5,000-meter race in a record-setting time of 24:15.
Turpin, a junior, was second in 24:17, followed by senior Michelle Greenfield in third at 26:51 and junior Maria Alonso in fourth at 27:38
Senior Nicole Teutschmann secured the title for the Lady Miners by placing eighth in 30:02 to complete the team scoring for the race.
“It’s fantastic. I’m super excited for them. I couldn’t be any more proud of these girls for the work that they’ve done this season,” said Shullsburg head coach Jennifer Russell. “We knew we could have a good meet today and they came though with a great performance. That’s fulfilling as a coach to have kids who are willing to work hard for you.”
The host Wildcats were second with 37 points, and Iowa-Grant/Highland did not have a full team.
In the boys’ race, SW/CC/B turned in a 22-point performance to win the team title ahead of the Panthers, who finished with 39 points.
Junior Nolan Strang was the lone runner for the Miners ay Monday’s meet. His time and placement were not available at press time.
“I’m proud of the work that Nolan has done this season. It’s not easy to do two sports, especially sports as demanding as football and cross country, but he’s done a good job,” added Russell.
At Albany, on Saturday, Oct. 7, the Lady Miners 10th in the Small School girls’ race at the 2017 Baertschi Invitational.
Sigwarth placed 38th in 25:21 to lead Shullsburg. Turpin was 43rd in 26:02 and Greenfield was 49th in 27:28, while Alonso took 51st in 28:20 and Teutschmann placed 58th in 32:12.
Varsity Girls Team Scores: Large School– Monona Grove 40, Oregon 77, Milton 116, Brodhead/Juda 126, Mt. Horeb 132, Janesville Parker 135, Platteville 145, Evansville 186, Turner 225, Edgerton 244, Monroe 334. Small School– Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 55, Albany 65, Stateline Home School 83, Poynette 87, Marshall 105, Clinton 138, Madison Country Day 206, New Glarus/Monticello 213, Belleville 225, Shullsburg 239.
Shullsburg Results: Vars– 38- Hildie Sigwarth, 25:21; 43- Kaylee Turpin, 26:02; 49- Michelle Greenfield, 27:28; 51- Maria Alonso, 28:20; 58- Nicole Teutschmann, 32:12.
At Albany, on Saturday, Oct. 7
Girls Varsity Team Scores: Shullsburg 18, Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton 37, Iowa-Grant/Highland inc.
Shullsburg Girls Results: Vars– 1- Hildie Sigwarth, 24:15*; 2- Kaylee Turpin, 24:17; 3- Michelle Greenfield, 26:51; 4- Maria Alonso, 27:38; 8- Nicole Teutschmann, 30:08.
Boys Varsity Team Scores: Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton 22, Iowa-Grant/Highland 39, Shullsburg inc.
Shullsburg Boys Results: Vars– na- Nolan Strang, na.
At Cole Acres, on Monday, Oct. 9
* Best Time Ever