The Northwestern High School boys cross country team won its 11th straight Heart O’ North Conference championship Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Norwood Golf Course in Lake Nebagamon.

The host Tiger boys finished with 20 points, well ahead of Cameron’s 86 points.

Bloomer’s Marcus Peterson won the boys race and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser’s Joseph Jensen was second.

Northwestern High School's Koy Nelson (5697) lifts his face to the rain as he finishes in fourth place at the Heart O’North Conference Championships Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Norwood Golf Course in Lake Nebagamon. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Northwestern High School's Koy Nelson (5697) lifts his face to the rain as he finishes in fourth place at the Heart O’North Conference Championships Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Norwood Golf Course in Lake Nebagamon. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

All of Northwestern’s scoring runners earned all-conference honors, led by Bennett Nelson, who finished in third place. Finishing in the 4-8 positions for the Tiger were Koy Nelson, Preston Brilla, Kieran Johnson, Emmett Johnson and Adam Thom.

Hayward won the girls team title with 51 points. Barron was second with 71 points and Northwestern had 84 points.

Chetek-Weyhaeuser’s Lana Blumer and Natalie Poppe finished 1-2.

Northwestern High School's Kennedy Nelson (5667) looks to be in agony as she crosses the finish line in sixth place at the Heart O’North Conference Championships Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Norwood Golf Course. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Northwestern High School's Kennedy Nelson (5667) looks to be in agony as she crosses the finish line in sixth place at the Heart O’North Conference Championships Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Norwood Golf Course. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The Tigers had two runners finish among the top 10, and achieve all-conference status, with Kennedy Nelson in sixth place and Autumn Askim ninth.

Up next for Northwestern is the WIAA Division 2 sectional meet on Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Croix Central High School in Hammond.



Heart O’ North Conference

At Norwood Golf Course

Boys Team Scores

1. Northwestern, 20; 2. Cameron, 86; 3. Ladysmith, 90; 4. Bloomer, 94; 5. Hayward, 106; 6. Barron, 128.

Top 10 Individuals

1. Marcus Peterson, B, 18:30.6; 2. Joseph Jensen, CW, 18:36.2; 3. Bennett Nelson, N, 18:48; 4. Justin Orme, N, 18:51.9; 5. Koy Nelson, N, 18:54.4; 6. Preston Brilla, N, 18:58.2; 7. Kieran Johnson, N, 19:11.3; 8. Emmett Johnson, N, 19:11.9; 9. Adam Thom, N, 19:17.9; 10. Josh Halverson, C, 19:20.5.

Girls Team Scores

1. Hayward, 51; 2. Barron, 71; 3. Northwestern, 84; 4. Cameron, 86; 5. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 114; 6. Cumberland, 153; 7. Ladysmith, 164; 8. Bloomer, 191.

Top 10 Individuals

1. Lana Blumer, CW, 20:51.4; 2. Natalie Poppe, CW, 20:52.2; 3. Fran Peterson, Ba., 21:05.1; 4. Nel Hanson, H, 21:08.9; 5. Eliana Malnourie, H, 21:25.5; 6. Kennedy Nelson, H, 21:32.9; 7. Aurora Felonk, Ca., 21:38.2; 8. Anneliese Bauer, H, 21:49.9; 9. Autumn Askim, N, 21:54; 10. Ingrid Sokup, H, 22:03.1.

Northwestern’s Results

6. Kennedy Nelson, 21:32.9; 9. Autumn Askim, 21:54; 17. Holly Klomhaus, 23:19.5; 25. Paige Johnson, 24:07.2; 27. Emma Mickus, 24:09.7; 31. Alayna Pederson, 24:21.1; 36. Ruby Moore, 24:43.4.