The Northwestern High School girls finished fifth and the boys sixth at the WIAA Division 2 Cross-Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Croix Central.

Osceola won both team titles.

The Tiger boys were led by Kieran Johnson, who finished 13th in 18 minutes, 15.9 seconds. Cole Michaelsen of Bloomer won the race in 16:36.6.

Abby Nelson finished in 17th place for the Tiger girls in 21:23.21. St. Croix Central’s Marie Hamlin won the race in 19:07.

 

WIAA Division 2 Sectional

St. Croix Central

Boys Team Scores

Osceola 42, St. Croix Central 91, Ellsworth 123, Rice Lake 124, Bloomer 141, Northwestern 158, Somerset 172, Ashland 229, Amery 243, Hayward 250, Barron 251, Prescott 260, Baldwin-Woodville 319, Cumberland 411

State qualifiers: 1. Cole Michaelsen, Bl., 16:37; 4. Alex Conrad, Bl., 17:49; 5. Tristan Massie, Barron, 17:52; 6. Derek Penzkover, RL, 17:55; 9. Andrew Carlson, Amery, AM, 17:59.

Northwestern’s Results

  1. Kieran Johnson, 18:15.9; 19. Bennett Nelson, 18:30.3; 40. Adam Thom, 19:23.2; 41. Jacob Kephart, 19:23.3; 45. Preston Brilla, 19:30.8; 47. Zach Peterson, 19:31.7; 62. Justin Orme, 20:06.3.

Girls Team Scores

Osceola 56, Hayward 63, Rice Lake 80, St. Croix Central 83, Northwestern 139, Amery 188, Ashland 213, Bloomer 237, Baldwin-Woodville 259, Somerset 283, Ellsworth 285, Barron 303, Prescott 306, Cumberland 406, Spooner 440

State qualifiers: 1. Marie Hamlin, SCC, 19:07; 2. Anna Penzkover, RL, 20:02; 4. Mya Kizer, SCC, 20:09; 5. Alexi MacDonald, RL, 20:23; 6. Elana George, Ashland, 20:27.

Northwestern’s Results

  1. Abby Nelson, 21:23; 21. Autumn Askim, 21:28; 28. Kennedy Nelson, 22:07; 36. Journey Amundson, 22:35; 37. Talia Cismoski-Mar, 22:35; 45. Holly Klomhaus, 23:00; 55. Emma Mickus, 23:22.