CWS Sports Desk
September 15, 2018
Wausau– The SPASH boys cross country team came away with a big-time team victory at the 62nd annual Smiley Invite in Wausau on Saturday morning.
SPASH bested the combined Division 1 field with a team score of 46, easily outdistancing second place Sun Prairie (106).
Marshfield was third at 148.
Chad Franz led the charge for the Panthers with a fourth place finish overall at a time of 16:36. Alex Strojny was sixth overall at 16:45, Zach Scharbarth was seventh at 16:56. Daniel Kiefer placed 13th and Jake Lepak was 16th overall.
Ash Francis of Sun Prairie won the Division 1 race with a time of 16:17. Wausau West junior Ryan Hartman was second (16:22) and Joseph McKee of Marshfield was third (16:24).
In Divisions 2-3 combined, Adam Rzentkowski of Rosholt took home the top spot with a time of 15:45. Adam Wise of Amherst was seventh at 16:59.
Rosholt took first place as a team with a score of 108. Medford was fourth at 150 and Mosinee finished sixth at 167.
For the girls, in the combined Division 1 race, Roisin Willis, a freshman at SPASH, followed up her first place finish at Standing Rock last week with another first place finish on Saturday morning. She ripped through the course with a time of 18:36, helping SPASH to a fourth place finish among combined Division 1 schools.
SPASH’s Grace Belson was 11th at 20:01 and Sara Hopper posted a time of 20:53, good for 19th overall.
In the combined Division 2-3 race, Savannah Schley, a sophomore from Loyal, was third overall with a time of 19:32. Jada Beacom of Iola-Scandinavia was fourth at 19:37 and Marissa Ellenbecker of Edgar was fifth at 19:55.
Medford took the top spot in the Division 2-3 combined race with a score of 68. Franny Seidel led Medford with a time of 20:10, followed by Grace Kelly (20:31) and Alicia Kawa (20:32).
Marathon placed fifth (194) and Auburndale was sixth (198).
Amherst was 12th overall and Pacelli took 15th place as a team.