Lee Newspapers Sports Staff
The Indian Trail High School men’s cross country team is the queen of the Southeastern Conference.
The Hawks had four runners in the top 10 and they literally ran away with the boys’ run Saturday at the Southeast Conference Championships at Grant Park in south Milwaukee.
Indian Trail, with three runners in the top five and four in the top 10, totaled 44 points. Bradford had two top-10 runners and finished third with 69 points, just two behind Oak Creek (67). Tremper, with three runners in the top 20, was fifth with 111.
Hawks second-year Remy Strichartz won the race in 16:41.4, finishing nearly 27 seconds ahead of Franklin second-year Carson Kerlin (17:08.0).
Junior Holden Forgette was third in 17:12.9, rookie Alexander Zabel was fifth in 17:36.5, second Zackery Taylor was ninth in 17:40.1 and senior Henry Pratt was 30th in 18:36.2 for Indian Trail.
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Bradford’s top finisher was senior Owen Erickson, who finished fourth in 17:36.2. Senior teammate Zackery Meyer was eighth in 17:38.8 and senior Eli Fredrickson was 16th in 18:05.3.
Tremper’s top finisher was second Cody Rossin, who was sixth in 17:37.2. Seniors Arden Bergendahl (18:09.0) and Aaron Zuleta (18:12.9) finished 18th and 20th.
In the girls’ race, Indian Trail finished second with 45 points and was Kenosha County’s only full team in the field. Franklin won the girls’ tag team title with 32 points.
The Hawks’ top five runners finished 16.5 seconds apart, with second Janiyah Taylor (21:23.0) and juniors Grace Kozel (21:29.0) and Audrey Shreve (21:33.7 ) finishing eighth to 10th and senior Alissa Taylor (21:36.3) and junior Riya Patel (21:39.5) taking 12th and 13th.
The county’s top runner was Tremper junior Tess Callahan, who was third in 20:23.2. She was the only rider of the Trojan horses.
Senior Simona Tenuta was one of Bradford’s two runners and she finished 11th in 21:34.6.
METRO CLASSIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: St. Joseph won the boys’ tag team title and Shoreland Lutheran won the girls’ title Saturday at the Metro Classic Conference Championships at UW-Parkside.
St. Joseph won the boys’ tag team title with 37 points, just five points ahead of Shoreland Lutheran (42).
The Lancers and Pacers each had their five runners in the top 20.
Senior Aiden Mullen led St. Joseph in third in 18:03.52. Junior Everett Russert (fifth, 18:27.97), rookie Thomas Otto (ninth, 19:16.48), sophomore Santiago Gonzalez-Slaba (11th, 19:29.53) and sophomore David Christman (18th, 20:08.71) rounded out the Lancers. Top five.
The Pacers’ top five were junior Nathaniel Groth (sixth, 18:44.83), second Josiah Hutchinson (seventh, 19:05.53), senior Angel Ayala (19:27.34), rookie Zachary Haleem (13th, 19:54.94) and second Sawyer. Jahns (17, 20:08.02).
Milwaukee Saint Thomas More’s Alex Arndt (17:46.96) and John Paul Meer (18:03.25) finished 1-2 in the race.
In the girls’ race, the Lady Pacers ran away with the title, totaling 23 points. Saint-Joseph narrowly missed out on second place, tallying 68 points to finish just one behind Thomas More (67).
Shoreland’s top five runners all finished in the top 10, led by second-placed Tempe Zondag in third place in 21:11.55. Senior Alliana Herrera was fifth (21:44.85), rookie Madelynn Sadowski was seventh (22:30.91), rookie Ellyn Jenks was eighth (22:34.26) and junior Belle Zarling was finished tenth (23:22.62).
St. Joseph’s top finisher was senior Hannah Shibilski, who finished sixth in 22:11.04. Junior Hannah Verbsky (18th, 24:38.04) was also in the Lancers’ top 20.
Burlington Catholic Central senior Elsie Kmecak, the defending WIAA Division 3 girls’ champion, won the girls’ race in 20:04.44.
MIDWEST CLASSIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Christian Life boys had two top 10 finishes and finished fourth Saturday in the Midwest Classic Conference Championships at Lake Country Lutheran in Hartland.
Junior Sam Adams was third in 18:08.0 and junior Alex St. John was 10th in 18:48.1 to lead the Eagles. Freshman Ethan Zawada also finished in the top 20, taking 19th place in 19:56.7.
Christian Life totaled 83 points, behind champion Brookfield Academy (49), University School (53) and Lake Country Lutheran (63).
In girls, the Eagles had only one runner.
SOUTH LAKES CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT: Central finished one spot ahead of its top seed in the Southern Lakes Conference Tournament on Saturday, taking third place in the encounter in Burlington.
The Falcons (14-15) were the fourth seed and started with a 25-15, 25-20 win over Lake Geneva Badger in the first round, then lost to eventual champion Burlington 25-12, 25 -14 in the semi-finals.
In the match for third place, against third-seeded Waterford, Central won 25-11, 24-26, 15-12.
“Overall, today was our most complete and consistent day of the season,” Falcons coach Megan Awe said. “We had several really stepped up players. Sydney (Selberg) did a great job moving our forwards. Our assailants were working to find the court open.
Lindsay Piktel led Central with 22 kills and she also had four aces and 11 digs, Karis Bridleman had 16 kills, four aces and 25 digs, Selburg had 30 assists, Jayda Briggs had seven aces and Shelby Fabbri had six aces and 23 digs.
Wilmot lost to Burlington 25-8, 25-2 in the first round, to Badger 25-13, 25-15 in the semifinals and to Delavan-Darien 24-26, 25-20, 15-10 in the match for the seventh place. . No stats were available for the Panthers on Saturday.
SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT: Oak Creek defeated Racine Case 25-17, 25-16 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship game at Racine Park.
No information was available for Kenosha teams Saturday night.
SHORELAND LUTHERAN 9, CHRISTIAN LIFE 0: The Pacers played a solid offensive game to defeat the Eagles in a non-conference game Saturday at Christian Life.
First-year striker Owen Hahm set things in motion with a fourth-minute goal, aided by junior midfielder Ethan Senkpeil. Gavin Moore then scored, assisted by Hahm, and put Shoreland (11-8, 5-2 MCC) to a two-point advantage before the 10th minute.
Hahm scored another goal in the 20th minute, assisted by Soren Smith, then assisted on Ayden Kamholz’s goal in the 25th minute. Senkpeil scored, unassisted, in the 26th minute, and senior midfielder Matthew Trabbold scored the final first-half goal in the 30th minute, assisted by Riley Strassburg.
Christian Life (1-15) scored an own goal for Shoreland in the 42nd minute. Hahm scored a third goal in the 43rd minute, once again assisted by Senkpeil, and sophomore midfielder Eric Flatow finished the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 57th minute. The game ended after 60 minutes on the mercy rule.
KENOSHA CITY MEETING: Indian Trail’s Bella Wulterkens and Bradford’s Claire Knecht each won two individual events and Rebecca Susmilich, Katie Lokken and Sydney Aldrich each won an individual event and a relay at the Kenosha City Meet in Bradford.
No team score was kept.
Wulterkens won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.56 and the 500-m freestyle in 5:46.73, and Knecht won the 100-m butterfly in 1:08.97 and the 100-m freestyle in 1:00, 61.
Susmilich, Lokken and Aldrich joined Lauren Clements on the winning 200 medley relay (2:09.40), which just edged Indian Trail (2:09.71). Susmilich won the 100m breaststroke (1:27.21), Lokken won the 200m freestyle (2:13.60) and Aldrich won the 100m backstroke (1:07.71).
Mia Svihl of Indian Trail won the 200 IM (2:29.85) and was a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay (4:18.05).
SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT: No information was available for Kenosha teams Saturday night.