81st Annual Midwest XC Meet

Saturday, 9/22/2018. Craig XC. All Results | Varsity Results.

Official Dick Lambrecht starts the girls varsity race. Forty-one teams ran in the Girls Varsity race which included 274 varsity runners. The Cardinals from Sun Prairie won the girls varsity part of the meet with 73 points followed by Hinsdale Central [IL], Madison West, Arrowhead, Middleton, Homestead and host Coach Jessica Lawton's Janesville Craig Cougars. Lawton [Jessica Berlowski] won the Midwest Invitational in 1992 while running for Janesville Craig.
A cold clear morning turned into a perfect day for runners. After a long bus ride runners walked the course in preparation for the days race.
Dodgeville/Mineral Point runners are shown warming up.
Above L-R: Brittany Thompson, Haley Kearns, assistant coach Heather Langreck, Brittany McGauley and Livia Winch.
Varsity leaders after lap 1 of the race L-R:
Genevieve Nashold [Madison West, 9], Brooke Edwardson [Kimberly, 10], Lauren Pansegrau [Middleton, 9], and Kate Kopotic [Sun Prairie, 10]
Because of flooding in the spring which washed out several bridges at the Blackhawk Golf Course the 2018 XC course was altered to include 3 loops.
Start of the Varsity race which had 274 runners. The day included 9/10 races, Varsity races, 11/12 races, and 4th-8th grade races.
Start of the Varsity Race
Start of the Varsity race
Below: Runners at the end of lap 1 of the new course circuit.







Runners completing lap 1
Madison West ninth grader Genevieve Nashold who won the race in 18:03.8 approaches the finish line

Top 36 At The 81st Annual Midwest Invitational Hosted By Janesville Craig

1. Genevieve Nashold - Madison West

2. Brooke Edwardson - Kimberly

3. Lauren Pansegrau - Middleton

4. McKenna Revord - Hinsdale Central [IL]

5. Kate Kopotic - Sun Prairie

6. Reagan Hoopes - Waunakee

7. Maddie Thompson - Sun Prairie

8. Leane Willemse - Homestead

9. Autumn Dushack - Sun Prairie

10. Sophie Scopp - DSHA

11. Kayla Bryne - Hinsdale Central [IL]

12. Andi Bowman - Madison West

13. Bonnie Beres - DSHA

14. Natalie Vogt - Arrowhead

15. Hannah Ray - Sun Prairie

16. Raina Rice - Warren Township [IL]

17. Margaret Rosse - Stoughton

18. Melanie Chafin - Hinsdale Central [IL]

19. Madelyn Arrowood - Janesville Craig

20 Ilse Mendez - Darlington [Top D3 runner]

21. Clare Pitcher - Franklin

22. Bella Pisani - Hillsdale Central [IL]

23. Ashley Kachurik - Warren Township [IL]

24. Emma Bertz - Waunakee

25. Carson Drury - Madison West

26. Caitlin Chval - Hinsdale Central [IL]

27. Cecily Greblo - Madison West

28. Rachel Bottum - East Troy [Top D2 runner]

29. Jane Straka - Arrowhead

30. Caroline Noskowiak - Oconomowoc

31. Maddie Ruszkiewicz - Middleton

32. Alyssa Nielsen - Arrowhead

33. Peighton Nelson - Monona Grove

34. Clare Hulick - Janesville Craig

35. Greta Trapp - La Crosse Logan

36. Krista Baumgartner - Neenah