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Marshfield had three runners take part in Division 1 races. Joseph McKee, making his second-straight state appearance, finished 38th in Joshua McKee finished in 91st among the runners, running the course in Freshman Eliana Kanitz ran in the Division 1 girls race for Marshfield, finishing 39th in He still managed to run a great race today with a tough finish. Eliana ran her very best time of the year and placed in the top 40 in the entire state.
To have two runners on our team place in the top 40 of Division 1 is an outstanding accomplishment. Joshua ran a solid race and beat half the field in Division 1. We are very pleased with how we finished our season today. Running in the Division 3 boys race, Heeg finished 60th in Muskego won the Division 1 girls title, Medford took first in Division 2, and Lancaster was first in Division 3. For complete results, courtesy of the WIAA, click here.
The top two teams and top five individual finishers not on those qualifying teams earn spots in the state meet field. The McKee brothers earned the final two state spots in the boys race. Joseph McKee was 11th in Joseph McKee will be making his second consecutive trip to state.
He finished 48th in Kanitz took seventh in the girls race in Neenah won the boys team title and Stevens Point was second to earn spots at the state, while Appleton North won the sectional title and Stevens Point was second in the girls standings.
Roisin Willis of Stevens Point won the girls race in The Marshfield boys finished fourth in the team standings with points. Addison Hill took 22nd The Marshfield girls were eighth among the 12 teams at the sectional. Bailey Bauer was 33rd The Division 1 boys race will begin at noon on Saturday, and the D-1 girls race is scheduled for 1: Stevens Point 46; 3.
Appleton North ; 6.
Wisconsin Rapids ; 7. Wausau West ; 9. Appleton West ; Wausau East ; Top 15 and Marshfield finishers: Matthew Meinke NEE Chad Franz SP Ryan Hartman WW Jake Lepak SP Austin Henderson NEE Trenton Bauer NEE Griffin Congdon NEE Jake Krause HOR Isaiah Winowiski DC Zach Scharbarth SP Alex Strojny SP Harrison Sullivan WR Sam Forstner WR Addison Hill MAR Henry Hoerneman MAR Evan Ellis MAR Carter Chojnacki MAR Eli Swansen MAR Stevens Point 87; 3.
Wausau West ; 5. Representatives from Iowa did not respond to repeated inquiries. Every athletic association implied that the state would be open to increasing the distance, provided that the coaches' associations voted to do so.WIAA State Cross Country Meet 2013
For coaches, the main deterrent is the perception that it will negatively affect participation numbers. Particularly in smaller classifications, coaches worry that increasing the distance from 4K to 5K will turn away girls who either aren't as serious about the sport, use cross country mostly to train for other sports, or both. Friedman said some schools were having trouble getting girls to turn out for cross country at all, and schools with smaller numbers were afraid of forcing their girls to run an extra 1, meters every race.
The longer distance means more time spent racing, more training and, simply, more work.
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But following the move to the longer distance, Friedman said the participation numbers barely wavered. Participation numbers aren't the only reason for skepticism. Coaches have also voiced concern over the amount of time it takes girls to finish a race.
The average girls' runners complete a four-kilometer race in approximately the same amount of time the average boys finish a five-kilometer course. That thinking doesn't sit well with some of the nation's elite harriers. The four-kilometer race changes the strategy for some top athletes. In states where the distance is shorter, the race is substantially different.
Six-tenths of a mile can adequately separate runners who are better conditioned or, as in Hauger's case, those who get stronger as the race gets longer.
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Colleges looking for the best and the brightest have a hard time comparing girls who run the five-kilometer distances with those who do not. Maria Hauger won a Minnesota state championship in the 4K but was forced to change her strategy for longer postseason events like the Foot Locker Championships. John Nepolitan "I coach a pretty large team," Haselhorst said.
The boys run 1, [meters] and the girls run 1, But for whatever reason, the game changes during cross country season.
But all of the states surveyed signaled that several of their coaches have openly wondered about the negative fallout of an increased distance.
They get thrown into coaching, and they do it to the best of their ability, but they have this perception, for whatever reason, that to ask these girls to run another 1, meters is going to hurt the sport. I don't think they ever actually take the time to ask their kids.
Once we get a feel for what the total population [of the coaches] wants, we'll take it to our fall meetings to administrators.