Gabby Petruzzello’s athletic resume pales in comparison to her academic achievements.
Janesville Craig seniors Ellie Lorenz, Madalyn Arrowood, Ivy White, Lauren Shanks and Gabby Petruzzello ran at the state cross country meet three straight years and helped the girls cross country program become the most prolific in city history with a record 22 state tournament appearances.
Evansville junior Riley Siltman earned a state medal by placing fourth in the WIAA Division 2 boys race at the WIAA state cross country meet Saturday. The Craig girls were 16th, and Cougars junior Bryan Bloomquist finished 25th.
Craig's scoring runners (top five on the team of seven) at the Kettle Moraine Sectional on Saturday all finished their 5,000-meter race within 38 seconds of each other. Running as a pack, the Cougars girls team qualified for the WIAA state cross country meet for the third straight year.
Brodhead/Juda junior Madelynn McIntyre finished 13th in the Division 2 race at the WIAA state cross country meet last year. She was 19th as a freshman. She hopes to finish in the top 10 on Saturday.
Evansville's Riley Siltman and Brodhead/Juda's Madelynn McIntyre both finished second Saturday at the Division 2 River Valley Sectional to lead area cross country runners qualifying for state.
For the third straight year, Janesville Craig's girls cross country team is headed to the WIAA Division 1 state meet. Craig junior Bryan Bloomquist also punched his ticket to state for the third straight year.
Janesville Craig's Bryan Bloomquist finished fifth to lead city runners at the Big Eight Conference girls and boys cross country meet Saturday at Rockport Park.
Evansville junior Riley Siltman and Brodhead/Juda junior Madelynn McIntyre won the Rock Valley Conference cross country titles Thursday in Whitewater.
Five notable performances from area high school student-athletes over the last week and five events to keep an eye on over the next seven days.
What did area runners do to try and achieve a PR--a personal-record time Saturday at the Midwest Invitational? Some picked out a fast runner and attempted to stay close, others kept an eye on split times and one leaned on a song.
Sun Prairie's Kate Kopotic and Oconomowoc's Alex Vance won the girls and boys varsity races, respectively, at the 82nd Annual Midwest Invitational on Saturday in Janesville. The Craig girls finished fifth.
The 82nd running of the Midwest Invitational boys and girls cross country meet is Saturday at Blackhawk Golf Course.
Five notable performances by area high school athletes over the past seven days and five events to watch for over the next week.
The Madelynn McIntyre victory tour continued Tuesday at the Rock Valley Classic, held at Silverwood Park at Edgerton.
Janesville Craig senior Ivy White, who has fought back from mononucleosis, a stress fracture and a groin injury in the past two years, led 11 Craig medalists at the Big Eight Grade Level Challenge cross country meet Tuesday at Rockport Park.
Cougar coaches satisfied with finishes at challenging early-season meet
Janesville Craig's girls cross country team won the Blackshirt Challenge on Saturday in Waukesha, while the boys team finished second.
Brodhead junior Madelynn McIntyre won the girls race at the cross country season-opening Brodhead Invitational on Thursday. Evansville's Riley Siltman won the boys race.
Janesville Craig's girls cross country team opened up the season Thursday in impressive fashion by winning the Badger Invitational title.
The high school cross country season begins Thursday. Janesville Craig's girls team figures to make the most noise locally after finishing fourth and eighth at the WIAA state meet the past two years.
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's girls cross country team will run in the WIAA Division 1 state meet Saturday at Wisconsin Rapids. Four runners return from last year's group that finished fourth in D1.
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.
Janesville Craig senior distance runner Peyton Sippy signed her national letter of intent to run cross country and track at the University of Wisconsin.
The Janesville Craig senior announced Saturday via Twitter she had verbally committed to the Badgers women's cross country team.