79th Annual Midwest Invitational
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Janesville. Results
Forty Girls Varsity teams consisting of 258 runners competed at the Blackhawk Golf Course in Janesville at the 79th Annual Midwest Invitational Cross Country Meet hosted by Janesville Craig. In addition races were held for junior varsity teams, ninth-tenth grade teams, and middle school teams. In addition for the first time ever a 'community' race was held prior to the start of the high school races. Course Map.
Laura Beghin [right] a ninth grader from Wisconsin Dells sped to an early lead and won the varsity race in 18:14.2. Sun Prairie, Arrowhead, Neenah, and Kimberly finished 1-4.
In the communiuty race two participants were Mandy Slaback [above right] a former Janesville Parker runner and Laurie Finke [above left] from Janesville. Finke who did not run X-Country in high school promotes running in Janesville through her Run Janesville group.
Above top and below: Start of the varsity girls race.
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Above and below: Runners in the early part of the race.
Left: Winner Laura Beghin took an early lead and held on to become the Champion of the 79'th Annual Midwest Invitational Grils Varsity Race.
1 Laura Beghin - Wisconsin Dells
2 Megan Olshanski - Arrowhead
3 Trista Pringle - Sun Prairie
4 Noelle Maire - Belleville
5 Erin Sorg - Delavan Darien.
6 Autumn Dushack - Sun Prairie
7 Izzy Owca - Madison Memorial
8 Peyton Sippy - Janesville Craig
9 Bailey Cronin - Beloit Memorial
10 Hannah Ray - Sun Prairie
11 Olivia Eisch - Kimberly
12 Madelyn Lee - Oconomowoc
13 Krista Baumgartner - Neenah
14 Abigail Helwig - Neenah
15 Anna Wozniak - Stoughton
16 Julia Wesley - Arrowhead
17 Allisan Barrett - Whitewater
18 Jada Donaldson - Beaver Dam
19 Kayla Vogt - Arrowhead
20 Katie Rose Blachowicz - Sun Prairie
21 Ashlyn Barry - Burlington
22 Maddie Wood - South Milwaukee
23 Anna Hayes - Arrowhead
24 Maddie Thompson - Sun Prairie
25 Lauren Shanks - Janesville Craig
26 Emily Royston - Waunakee
27 Kaylan Marshall - Sun Prairie
28 Vivian Hacker - Madison West
29 Sydney Peterson - Arrowhead
30 Olivia Chapman - Arrowhead
31 Paige Schilling - Darlington
32 Jane Straka - Arrowhead
33 Sophia Gentile -Kenosha Bradford
34 Ashtyn Johnson - Kimberly
35 Mackenzie Kauffman - Boscobel
36 Mada Laundrie - Kimberly
Above: Start of the 9/10 race [108 runners].
Below: Second place 9/10 runner Catie Gage [Janesville Parker, #4793] and 9/10 winner Ashley Kachrik [#4960, Warren HS, Gurney, Illinois]