Bloomquist, who was the top freshmen finisher at state last year, turned in the fastest time by a sophomore this year. He finished in 15:55.3 on the 5,000-meter course, with Homestead's Drew Bosley repeating as state champion in 15:20.1.
Janesville Craig sophomore Bryan Bloomquist and senior Aaron Leverson and Parker senior Brooke Graesslin will all run as individuals at the WIAA state cross country meet. Runners from Brodhead/Juda, Whitewater and Evansville will also represent the area.
Led by Brodhead/Juda's Madelynn McIntyre's second-place finish, three area runners advanced to nest Saturday's state meet.
Janesville Craig's Bryan Bloomquist won the Kettle Moraine Sectional on Saturday to area cross country runners competing in the Division 1 meet.
Two Whitewater High cross country runners are headed to the WIAA state meet.
Bloomquist finished the 5,000-meter course with a time of 16:08.95. Cale Easton of Middleton won the race in 15:49.47.
Marian Linse of Jefferson and Henry Chapman of East Troy were the individual winners at the Rock Valley Conference cross country meet Thursday on the UW-Whitewater campus course.
Drew Bosley pulled away from the boys field by the one-mile mark Saturday at the 81st Annual Midwest Invitiational, turning in a time of 14:52.8. It was a new personal best for Bosley on a cross country course and broke the modern Midwest record, set by Madison La Follette's Finn Gessner (15:03) in 2016.
Bridge work at Blackhawk Golf Course forced a route change for the 81st Midwest Invitational, which feature 45 high school cross country teams Saturday in Janesville.
Five notable performances in area high school sports from the past week and five events to watch over the next seven days.
Middleton won both the boys and girls team titles at the Arrowhead Invitational in Hartland on Thursday.
Craig junior Maddy Arrowood won the girls race and helped the Cougars girls cross country team win the Blackshirt Challenge in Waukesha.
Brian Lawton spent 19 years as Janesville Craig cross country coach, helping 19 teams advance to the WIAA state meet. He stepped down during the offseason to focus on his family and its business.
A preview of the girls and boys cross country seasons for Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker.
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Saturday marks the 80th running of the Midwest Invitational.