DARLINGTON — The Fennimore cross country team traveled to Darlington over Memorial Day weekend.
The Golden Eagle boys placed eighth at the eighth out of 23 teams at the Darlington Invitational with 231 points.
Dodgeville/Mineral Point won the boys’ team title with 35 points, while the host Redbirds placed second with 67.
Sophomore Ian Barry and freshman Kyle Mudler once again led the Fennimore pack.
Barry, who narrowly missed qualifying for state a year ago, finished an exceptional fifth out of 119 runners with a time of 17:33.4, while Mudler placed 30th at 19:06 in just his second high school meet.
Junior Josh Gao placed 68th (20:30.5), followed by senior Garrett Cornell (73rd, 20:48), sophomore Trenton Klais (80th, 21:03), freshman Adam Larson (85th, 21:43) and sophomore Devin Cole (114th, 24:33) to round out Fennimore’s seven-man varsity lineup.
Beaver Dam junior Cade Ferron won the boys' varsity race with a time of 17:03.8.
In the girls’ competition, Fennimore placed 10th out with 271 points.
Led by third-place finisher Amber Huser, Prairie du Chien edged the host Redbirds 76–88 for the girls’ title crown.
Freshman Lauryn Bunn led the Fennimore girls’ five-person lineup with a 20th-place finish in a time of 22:06.
Junior Renee Schlaugat was 40th (23:19), junior Brooklan Scheopp 50th (23:38), sophomore Victoria Bonilla 89th (26:25) and sophomore Mariah Kopp 93rd (26:50).
Coach Ryanne Bell’s Golden Eagles took part in the Westby Invitational on Tuesday and will next compete in the 40-team River Valley Invitational Saturday morning at the Spring Green Municipal Golf Course.
(from Saturday, Sept. 1 @ Darlington)
(Girls, 5,000 meters)
Team scores: 1.Prairie du Chien 76, 2.Darlington 88, 3.Beaver Dam 96, 4.Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 104, 5.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 108, 6.Lancaster 108, 7.Albany 154, 8.Cashton 193, 9.Cashton 193, 9.Mount Horeb 214, 10.Fennimore 271, 11.Richland Center/Ithca 34, 12.River Valley 348, 13.Belleville 391, 14.Shullsburg 396, 15.Saint Ambrose Academy 401, 16.Iowa–Grant inc., North Crawford inc., Holy Family inc., Stockton/Warren (Ill.) inc., River Ridge inc., Pecatonica/Argyle inc., Riverdale inc.
Top finishers: 1.Jada Donaldson (Beaver Dam) 20:23.3, 2.Lydia Murphy (Lan) 20:32, 3.Amber Huser (PdC) 20:41, 4.Reghan Komprood (Dar) 20:41, 5.Helen Carstens (NC) 20:45.7.
Fennimore: 20.Lauryn Bunn 22:06.6, 40.Renee Schlaugat 23:19.5, 50.Brooklan Schoepp 23:38.7, 89.VIctoria Bonilla 26:25.1, 93.Mariah Kopp 26:50.0.
(Boys, 5,000 meters)
Team scores: 1.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 35, 2.Darlington 67, 3.Beaver Dam 131, 4.Mount Horeb 144, 5.Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 151, 6.River Valley 183, 7.Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton 187, 8.Fennimore 231, 9.Lancaster 269, 10.Albany 288, 11.Belleville 293, 12.Pecatoinca/Argyle 301, 13.Cashton 313, 14.Holy Family 320, 15.North Crawford 397, 16.Riverdale 434, 17.Iowa–Grant inc., Tri-State Home School inc., River Ridge inc., Stockton/Warren inc., Prairie du Chien inc., Richland Center/Ithaca inc. Shullsburg inc..
Top finishers: 1.Cade Ferron (Beaver Dam) 17:03.8, 2.Henry Keith (Dodge/Point) 17:08.7, 3.Juan Navarro (Dodge/Point) 17:25.8, 4.Payton Heinberg (Darlington) 17:32.0, 5.Ian Barry (Fennimore) 17:33.4.
Fennimore: 5.Ian Barry 17:33.4, 30.Kyle Mudler 19:06.0, 68.Josh Gao 20:30.5, 73.Garrett Cornell 20:48.2, 80.Trenten Klais 21:03.3, 85.Adam Larson 21:43.3, 114.Devin Cole 24:33.6.