Behind an 11th-place finish from Parker Lehmann, the Chi-Hi boys cross country team grabbed a sixth-place finish at its home invite Tuesday afternoon at Lake Wissota Golf Course.
Lehmann came in with a time of 17 minutes, 45 seconds — exactly one minute behind race winner J.P. Nelson from Eau Claire Memorial.
Memorial won the meet with a score of 28 points. Chi-Hi finished with a score of 153.
Zach Meinholtz was the second-fastest finisher for Chi-Hi, coming in 28th place overall. Tyler Christensen and Mitch Paukner came in 35th and 36th, respectively. Mackinzie Nutzmann came in 43rd.
On the girls side, Chi-Hi finished in eighth place with a score of 178. Marshfield won the meet with a 48.
Individually, Marshfield’s Rebecca Voss won the race with a time of 20:30.
Leading the way for Chi-Hi was Elli Daniels, who came in 22nd with a time of 22:21. Meghan Cihasky came in just behind Daniels in 25th place.
Sydney Hillert was 39th, while Sydney Schneider and Emma Meyer were 45th and 47th, respectively.
“On some of the top times, we really had some improvement,” Chi-Hi coach Chuck Hull said. “It was a really nice day for the race.”
Chi-Hi is off until Saturday, when it heads to the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.
Vavra finishes sixth at Flambeau
At Tony, Cornell/Lake Holcombe’s Kayla Vavra finished in sixth place in the girls race at the Flambeau Invitational.
Vavra finished with a time of 17:15.51. Flambeau’s Tori Winters won the race with a time of 15:58.34.
Bianca Winter and Danielle Gygi finished in 19th and 27th place, respectively, as Cornell/Lake Holcombe didn’t have enough runners to score as a team.
Flambeau won the meet with a score of 43.
In the boys race, New Auburn finished seventh as a team with a score of 176. Chequamegon won the race with a 33.
Alex Vaughn led the way for the Trojans with a time of 19:10, good for 20th place. Stefen Angelov and Colton Lunemann finished 36th and 37th, respectively.
Grantsburg’s Jacob Ohnstad won the meet with a time of 16:40.
Caleb White was Cornell/Lake Holcombe’s highest finisher, coming in 37th place.
Both Cornell/Lake Holcombe and New Auburn are back in action on Thursday. Cornell/Lake Holcombe travels to Ladysmith, while New Auburn heads to Athens.
Stanley-Boyd’s Aken advances to sectionals
At Spooner, Emily Aken shot a 95 to finish tied for seventh place and advanced to sectionals at Spooner Golf Club.
Aken was the third-highest among golfers who did not automatically qualify for sectionals. She will play again next Tuesday at Hayward.
Amanda Rusy shot a 109, Mackenzie Turner finished with a 114 and Katelynn Eslinger carded a 127 for the Orioles in their final rounds of the season.
As a team the Orioles finished with a score of 445. Hayward, Northwestern, Spooner and Eau Claire Regis advanced to sectionals as a team.
Hayward’s Brittany Neff took medalist honors with a 78.
Chi-Hi 2, Eau Claire North 0
At Eau Claire, the Cardinals used stifling defense to defeat the Huskies in Big Rivers Conference play.
“We’ve given up nine goals in the last nine games for an average of one per game. That’s pretty good,” Chi-Hi coach Ben Goeman said. “Our defense has really stepped up and and we’re thankful to have Dan Oliver back in goal.”
Chi-Hi (8-7-2, 3-6 BRC) got on the board 12 minutes into the game, when Jared Ewings had a hard shot that bounced off North’s goalkeeper and Devin Bathke put in the rebound.
Nevada Sweitzer scored Chi-Hi’s second goal at the 68th minute when Eric Marshall’s corner kick was initially touched by Brian Crocker before Sweitzer knocked it in.
Chi-Hi hosts Hudson on Thursday.
Eau Claire Regis 7, Chi-Hi 0
At Chi-Hi, the Cardinals tennis team was blanked by Eau Claire Regis in its final meet before WIAA subsectionals begin next week.
The closest match of the day for Chi-Hi (6-13) came at No. 1 doubles, where the team of Anna Mayry and Chantel Givens fell to Emily Sailer and Sarah Clark 5-7, 6-7(4).
At No. 1 singles, Sarah Wallace fell to Maria Neff 3-6, 6-7(4).
Chi-Hi heads to New Richmond on Monday for WIAA subsectional play.