Cullen Bryla and Vince Momot have been the front-runners of the Platteville boys’ cross country team all season. Saturday was no different.
The talented combo ran stride for stride throughout Saturday’s 46th annual Dick McKichan Platteville Invitational finishing within a second of each other, just behind the Monroe duo of Ethan Moehn and Noah Tostrud.
Bryla crossed the finish line of the 5,000-meter course at UW–Platteville’s Veterans Memorial Park in 16:39 to place fifth overall among the field of 159 runners. Momot was right behind him to take sixth place.
Bryla (third in the large schools raced) and Momot (4th in large schools) were strong throughout runner with the lead pack for the entire race.
Darlington senior Tyson Miehe pulled away from Boscobel sophomore Dakota Kauffman to win the boys’ individiual title in 16:00. Kauffman finished second at 16:15. Moehn (16:38) and Tostrud (16:39) finished third and fourth.
As a team, the Platteville boys finished third in the 12-team large schools division with 80 points, behind only champion Edgewood (49) and Monroe (57).
Ben Bahr (19th, 17:43), Max Frommelt (25th, 18:07), Dan Iselin (29th, 18:16), Colton Henry (33rd, 18:30) and Mike Donovan (51st, 19:19) rounded out the Platteville boys’ varsity lineup.
On the girls’ side Platteville placed seventh in the large schools division.
Senior Rachael Schwarzmann led the Hillmen placing 32nd overall out of 152 runners and 22nd in the large schools division with a time of 16:44.
Junior Allie Serres finished 32nd in a time of 17:11. Juniors Holly Kasper and Eramis Momchilovich and senior Hannah VanNatta ran as a pack throughout finishing 45th, 46th and 47th at 17:41. Junior McKenzie Scanlan finished 58th at 18:18 and senior Danielle Jentz was 68th at 18:53.
Edgewood’s Amy Davis won the girls’ individual title with a new course record of 14:09, which was 33 seconds better than runner-up Lianna Mack (14:42) of Sauk Prairie.
Davis’ record-setting day paced, along with teammate Courtney Link’s fourth-place finish, paced the Crusaders to the large school girls’ team title. Edgewood had five of the top 19 finishers overall and finished with 35 points.
Dodgeville/Mineral Point (63) finished second in the large schools division, 28 points back.
Last Tuesday the Platteville boys improved to 3–0 in SWC duals with a 22–37 victory over River Valley.
The Platteville girls also won by the exact same score of 22–37 to improve to 2–1.
The Hillmen travel to Richland Center this Thursday, before participating in the Albany Invitational on Saturday.
Jenks leads Panthers’ pack in boys small schools race
Junior Jordan Jenks placed 27th overall and 12th in the boys’ small schools race in a time of 17:30 to lead the Iowa–Grant/Highland co-op.
Jenks performance helped the Panthers to a seventh-place finish in the 12-team small schools division.
Ethan McCracken (22nd, 18:09), Benjamin Connolly (38th, 19:19), William McLeer (46th, 19:48), Micah Bomkamp (49th, 19:57), Creighton Biddick (55th, 20:18) and Charles Connolly (68th, 22:13) rounded out the Iowa–Grant/Highland boys lineup.
Overall winner Tyson Miehe (16:00) led Darlington to the boys’ small schools title. Miehe’s Redbirds outpointed SWAL rival Boscobel 63–81 for the crown.
Senior Gabie Campbell led the incomplete Iowa–Grant/Highland girls’ team with a 31st place finish (18:25).
Boscobel won the girls’ small schools title behind second and third-place finishes from junior Keely Foley (15:41) and freshman Mackenzie Kauffman (15:47).
46th annual Dick McKichan Platteville Invitational
(from Saturday, Oct. 5 @ Platteville)
(Girls, 4,000 meters)
Large school team scores: 1.Edgewood 35, 2.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 63, 3.Mauston 96, 4.Sauk Prairie 131, 5.Lodi 132, 6.Monroe 145, 7.Platteville 192, 8.Evansville 194, 9.Brodhead/Juda 233, 10.New Glarus/Montiecllo 241, 11.Wisconsin Dells 305, 12.Prairie du Chien 322, 13.Southwestern/Cuba City inc.
Large school top Individuals: 1.Amy Davis (Edgewood) 14:09, 2.Lianna Mack (Sauk Prairie) 14:42, 3.Hannah Owens (Dodgeville/Mineral Point) 14:45, 4.Courtney Link (Edgewood) 14:54, 5.Taylor Miller (Mauston) 15:23.
Platteville: 22.Rachel Schwarzmann 16:44, 32.Allie Serres 17:11, 45.Holly Kasper 17:41, 46.Eramis Momchilovich 17:41, 48.Hannah VanNatta 17:41, 58.McKenzie Scanlan 18:18, 68.Danielle Jentz 18:53.
Small school team scores: 1.Boscobel 57, 2.Darlington 60, 3.Belleville 97, 4.Brookwood 104, 5.Lancaster 108, 6.Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 124, 7.Fennimore 133, 8.Iowa–Grant/Highland inc, 8.Albany inc., 8.Hillsboro inc., 8.Cassville inc., 8.St. Ambrose Academy inc.
Small school top individuals: 1.Noelle Marie (Belleville) 15:39, 2.Keely Foley (Boscobel) 15:41, 3.Mackenzie Kauffman 15:47.
Iowa–Grant/Highland: 31.Gabie Campbell 18:25, 39.Caitlyn Fowell 18:51, 48.Makayla Dicken 20:13, 53.Julie Cockroft 20:42.
(Boys, 5,000 meters)
Large school team scores: 1.Edgewood 49, 2.Monroe 57, 3.Platteville 80, 4.New Glarus/Monticello 129, 5.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 141, 6.Sauk Prairie 172, 7.Mauston 187, 8.Brodhead/Juda 193, 9.Lodi 215, 10.Prairie du Chien 233, 11.Evansville 284, 12.Wisconsin Dells 350, 13.Southwestern/Cuba City inc.
Large school top Individuals: 1.Ethan Moehn (Monroe) 16:38, 2.Noah Tostrud (Monroe) 16:39, 3.Cullen Bryla (Platteville) 16:39, 4.Vince Momot (Platteville) 16:39, 5.Adam Kraemer (Mauston) 16:47.
Platteville: 3.Bryla 16:39, 4.Momot 16:39, 19.Ben Bahr 17:43, 25.Max Frommelt 18:07, 29.Dan Iselin 18:16, 33.Colton Henry 18:30, 51.Mike Donovan 19:19.
Small school team scores: 1.Darlington 63, 2.Boscobel 81, 3.Albany 89, 4.Brookwood 90, 5.Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 122, 6.Belleville 157, 7.Iowa–Grant/Highland 167, 8.Hillsboro 185, 9.Lancaster 198, 10.Fennimore 276, 11.Cassville 294, 12.Pecatonica/Argyle inc.
Small school top individuals: 1.Tyson Miehe (Darlington) 16:00, 2.Dakota Kauffman (Boscobel) 16:15, 3.Walker Rynes (Brookwood) 16:53.
Iowa–Grant/Highland: 12.Jordan Jenks 17:30, 22.Ethan McCracken 18:09, 38.Benjamin Connolly 19:19, 46.William McLeer 19:48, 49.Micah Bomkamp 19:57, 55.Creighton Biddick 20:18, 68.Charles Connolly 22:13.
River Valley SWC Dual
(from Tuesday, Oct. 1 @ Spring Green)
(Girls – 4,000 meters)
Team scores: Platteville 22, River Valley 37
Platteville: 1.Rachael Schwarzman, 3.Holly Kasper, 4.Eramis Momchilovich, 6.Allie Serres, 8.McKenzie Scanlan.
(Boys – 5,000 meters)
Team scores: Platteville 22, River Valley 37
Platteville: 2.Cullen Bryla, 3.Vince Momot, 4.Ben Bahr, 6.Colton Henry, 7.Max Frommelt, 8.Dan Iselin.