Girls and Boys Podium Arc

Medal winners — including runners from Cochrane-Fountain City, Arcadia, and Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau — posed at a Oct. 9 meet in Arcadia.

On Oct. 9, both Cochrane-Fountain City High School cross country varsity teams woke up early after homecoming festivities the night before and took the short drive to Arcadia for a 12-team meet. This time in the season often sees sporadic racing with some kids hitting the wall and others excelling. Many teams are starting to look at their conference meet or sectional meet as the ones to peak for. With that as a backdrop, the girls race started, and although the Pirates didn’t have enough runners to score as a team, they all ran hard. Finishing fifth overall with a time of 22:00 minutes was our ever-steady Breilynn Halverson. Emma Mann came in 22nd (24:24), Haili Brone finished 40th (25:48) and Ana Knecth took 48th (26:12).   

Next up were the boys and Wesley Pronschinske was again the overall winner as he cruised in with a time of 17:10 minutes. Karter Domine was next in 31st place (19:56). Hale Madsen in 32nd (20:03), Porter Ehrat in 49th (20:52), Dirk Wilson in 58th (21:42), Jack Spitzer in 80th (23:00) and Elijah Hutter in 90th (23:54) completed the remaining finishers for the boys. As a team they placed sixth, and all seem to be improving as the conference meet draws nearer.