The Chi-Hi boys cross country team made sure to represent itself well at its home invite Tuesday evening.
Led by a second-place finish from Parker Lehmann, the Cardinals took third place at the Chi-Hi Invitational at Lake Wissota Golf Course.
Chi-Hi finished with a team score of 96 points — coming in behind Eau Claire North and Menomonie. North won the meet with 34 points.
Lehmann finished second with a time of 17 minutes, 31 seconds. North’s Gunner Sigurdson won the boys race with a time of 17:18.
“I was very happy with how Parker performed,” Chi-Hi coach Karen Swanson said. “He got second, PR-ed (personal record). So I was very happy with that.”
Cooper Barth finished seventh for the Cardinals with a time of 17:55, while Zach Meinholz was 11th with a time of 18:28. Eric Sworski was 37th and Jacob Runge was 39th.
On the girls side, Chi-Hi finished sixth with a team score of 123 points. Rice Lake won the meet with a score of 23 points.
Olivia Stearns finished 11th with a time of 22:16 to lead Chi-Hi. Rice Lake’s Maya Kamrath won the girls race with a time of 21:07.
Meghan Cihasky and Katie Gienapp finished 25th and 26th, respectively, for the Cards. Emma Meyer finished 28th and Kendra Olson was 33rd.
Chi-Hi is off until Monday when it heads to Tomah for an invite.
LH/C’s Vavra finishes seventh at Flambeau
At Tony, Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s Kayla Vavra took seventh place overall at the Flambeau Cross Country Invitational.
Vavra finished with a time of 17:39.3, just under a minute behind race-winner Alex Zedler of Tomahawk. Lexi Moussette took 12th, Thia Moreen and Danielle Gygi were 16th and 17th, respectively, and Anna Burlingame took 19th. As a team the Knights girls were third with 67 points. Chequamegon took the team title with 39 points.
On the boys side, New Auburn’s Yo Ping Wang led the way for county boys runners with a 38th place finish. Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s Nathan Parkhurst was 46th. Chequamegon’s Jordan Koski took first place with a time of 16:51.9 and Chequamegon took the team title with a score of 15 points.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell is at Ladysmith on Thursday.
Chi-Hi 1, Eau Claire North 0 (OT)
At Dorais Field, the Cardinals picked up an overtime victory over the Huskies.
Chi-Hi (13-2-2, 5-2-2 Big Rivers Conference) beat Eau Claire North for the third time this season with an overtime goal by Devin Bathke, scored a few minutes into the extra period. Dan Oliver made four saves in goal.
Chi-Hi coach Ben Goeman said his defense of Nevada Sweitzer, Marshall Schlick, David Arneberg, and Kurt Schauss played well, as did Oliver in goal, holding the Huskies to 10 shots for the game.
North entered the game with eight wins in their last ten games.
“We knew they were going to be tougher than the first couple times we played them and they were,” Goeman said.
The Cardinals play at Rice Lake on Thursday.
Cumberland 2, McDonell/Regis 1
At Casper Park, McDonell/Regis fell to the Beavers in a nonconference battle.
Adam Erickson scored the lone goal of the game for McDonell/Regis (11-7-1) with Mike Hoffman providing the assist.
McDonell/Regis hosts Wisconsin Valley Lutheran on Thursday.
Eau Claire Regis 7, Chi-Hi 0
At Eau Claire, the Cardinals were shut out in their regular season finale against the Ramblers.
The two closest matches for the Cardinals came at No. 4 singles with Ashley Altmann falling to Moriah Barnmick 5-7, 4-6 and the No. 3 doubles team of Mikayla Ferg and Raquel Prince losing to Delaney Schober and Kayla Neff 2-6, 6-3, 2-6.
Chi-Hi plays at WIAA Division 1 sub-sectionals on Monday morning at New Richmond.