Pines CC begins season with an outstanding performance as the Boys’ team wins the ten-team Hodag Invitational!!!
Scoring 48 points to D.C. Everest’s 57, Pines Boys’ defeated the three Wausau large schools. Pines Girls finished 6th overall behind D.C. Everest (1st), Wausau West (2nd), Wausau East (3rd), Rhinelander (4th), and Merrill (5th).
Pines Boys’ placed four individuals in the top 10 places overall: Noah Weber (5th), Matt, McGill (6th), Mitchell Popp (7th), and Ben Tilley (9th); this was the first-time ever Pines placed four individuals in the top-ten at an invitational. Outstanding performances were also turned in by Max Lurvey (29th), Tommy Priefer (32nd), and freshman John Lindemann (75th). Six Pines boys ran personal best times; a significant achievement for the first meet of the season.
Pines Girls’ were led by sophomore Annalise Callaghan’s 7th-place finish. In her first meet of the season, she tied her own school record and personal best time of 21:08. Annalise also broke Pines’ sophomore school record by over 2 minutes. Four Pines freshman girls’ ran very well in their high school debut: Jillian Gleason, Meaghan Lorenz, Nyah Millis, and Morgan Phillipich. All will are welcome additions to our program and will play a significant role for our team in the future. Other excellent performances were turned in by Brooke Kowalski (40th), Rhavyn Millis (47th), Audrey Lindemann (57th), and Anna Hayes (76th).
After coming off a historic season last year in which Pines Boys’ qualified for the WIAA State Championship Meet for the first time in school history, the team did not rest on it’s laurels and displayed extreme dedication this past summer by running several hundred miles in preparation for this season. I couldn't be prouder of all the boys & girls and their commitment and passion to excel.
Northland Pines next meet is Friday, September 2nd, the Irish Invitational, hosted by Freedom High School, at the Irish Waters Golf Course.
Complete race results are posted on the right-hand side of this page.