Raider boys win G-E-T cross country invite, multiple county girls in top 10

            Arcadia’s Nestor Badillo (504), Andy Monroy (507) and Peyton Nelson (508) established themselves as leaders of the boys’ race during last Thursday’s invitational cross country meet at Ettrick Golf Course. All three Arcadia runners finished inside the top four to help Arcadia win the team title.       (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau’s AJ Parker tries to hold off Independence/Gilmanton’s Taylor Sylla in the first lap of last Thursday’s invitational cross country meet at Ettrick Golf Course. Sylla finished fifth, and Parker finished 10th.       (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

The Arcadia boys cross country team stole the show at last Thursday’s Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau cross country invitational at Ettrick Golf Course.

Arcadia won the boys’ competition and were helped by four runners finishing in the top seven times.

Nestor Badillo ran the second fastest time of any runner on Thursday, finishing in 17 minutes, 24.8 seconds. He was followed closely by teammates Andy Monroy (third), Peyton Nelson (fourth) and Cole Lockington (seventh) to lock up the team win as Arcadia ran in a tight group for nearly the entire race.

Landon Clark outpaced Badillo by six seconds to win the individual medalist honor in 17:18.

Sophomore Matthew Badillo contributed the final time that counted for Arcadia, finishing 17th. The Raiders edged second-place Mauston and also beat third-place Bangor, fourth-place G-E-T and fifth-place Mondovi. Blair-Taylor took sixth, Cashton was seventh and Whitehall finished eighth.

The Blair-Taylor boys received their lone top-25 time from junior Jacob Olson’s time of 19:28.1, good for 23rd. Teammates Ryan Flynn (30th) and Thomas Brandt (31st) were the next best performers for the Wildcats.

Whitehall finished eighth as a team in the boys race, led by a 35th place finish from senior Titus Buhl.

Independence/Gilmanton had a single runner in the boys’ competition as Charlie Baize finished 49th.

The host Red Hawks were led by senior Xander Burmeister, who ran the 5k in 18:16.4. Other Red Hawks to crack the top 20 included Carter Giemza (12th), Adrian Bautista (14th) and Sawyer Smock (20th).

The G-E-T girls had the best finish of any Trempealeau County team, taking third in the girls’ competition behind Cochrane-Fountain City and Bangor.

The Red Hawks were led by Adrianna Rotering, who placed seventh on with a time of 21:42.6 in a race that was won by defending state champion Addy Duellman of Cochrane-Fountain City (19:29).

AJ Parker rounded out the top 10 to help G-E-T’s team score, and the Red Hawks also got finishes of 24th (Anya Wolfe), 30th (Reyna Garcia), 31st (Bella Tibbitts) and 33rd (Ellie Gold). Lorissa Thompson rounded out the team performance with a 41st-place run.

Independence/Gilmanton Sophomore Taylor Sylla had the best individual showing of any county runner in the girls’ event, taking fifth place in 20:53.8, and teammates Sophia Kampa (18th) and Gracie Rombalski (19th) stuck together to finish inside the top 20 for the Indees, which took fifth as a team.

Jadrean Borreson finished 20th to lead Blair-Taylor, which also saw senior Ella Halverson finish 45th. Arcadia had four runners compete on Thursday and were led by sophomore Linsy Cruz’s 46th place run.


Boys cross country, G-E-T Invitational, Sep. 7 at Ettrick Golf Course

Arcadia 31, Mauston 55, Bangor 73, G-E-T 74, Mondovi 134, Blair-Taylor 164, Cashton 167, Whitehall 206

Arcadia—N. Badillo, second, 17:24.8; Monroy, third, 17:34.3; Nelson, fourth, 17:38.8; Lockington, seventh, 18:14.3; M. Badillo, 17th, 19:13.9; Gonzalez, 40th, 20:56.9.

G-E-T—Burmeister, eighth, 18:16.4; Giemza, 12th, 18:59.2; Bautista, 14th, 19:03.8; Smock, 20th, 19:21.2; Earney, 27th, 19:42.4; O’Neill, 34th, 20:28.9; Ruiter, 39th, 20:52.7.

B-T—Olson, 23rd, 19:28.1; Flynn, 30th, 19:57.4; Brandt, 31st, 20:02.9; Oldendorf, 46th, 21:40.4; Gunderson, 52nd, 23:25.7; Miller, 56th, 26:41.8.

Whitehall—Buhl, 35th, 20:30.8; Hanson, 36th, 20:34.5; Anderson, 51st, 22:40.3; Faldet-Platteter, 55th, 26:20.9; Herrick, 57th, 27:07.8; Anderegg, 59th, 32:57.8.

I/G—Baize, 49th, 22:00.4.


Girls cross country, G-E-T Invitational, Sep. 7 at Ettrick Golf Course

C-FC 62, Bangor 65, Mel-Min 81, G-E-T 89, I/G 102, Cashton 118, Mauston 131

G-E-T—Rotering, seventh, 21:42.6; Parker, 10th, 22:30.4; Wolfe, 24th, 24:13.6; Garcia, 30th, 25:00.5; Tibbitts, 31st, 25:08.8; Gold, 33rd, 25:13.1, Thompson, 41st, 27:11.6.

I/G—Sylla, fifth, 20:53.8; Kampa, 18th, 23:27.5; Rombalski, 19th, 23:28.1; Sylla, 35th, 25:30.3; Martinez, 39th, 26:58.3; Gierok, 49th, 29:59.9.

Arcadia—Cruz, 46th, 28:25.4; Amundson, 47th, 29:22.9; Sandoval, 52nd, 31:47.9; Schaffner, 54th, 39:19.8.

B-T—Borreson, 20th, 23:54.3; Halverson, 45th, 28:16.1.

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