The James Williams Middle School girls’ cross country team leaves the starting line of the Northland Pines Invite in Eagle River Tuesday, Oct. 8. (Photos by Jeremy Mayo/River News)
Payton McCue runs along the wood line during the Northland Pines Invite middle school cross country race in Eagle River Tuesday, Oct. 8.
10/12/2019 7:30:00 AM JWMS runners compete in Eagle River
The James Williams Middle School cross country team took part in the Northland Pines Invitational in Eagle River on Tuesday. The Hodag girls placed second in the eight-school race while the Hodag boys were fifth.
Sophia Miljevich led the JWMS girls once again, placing second overall in the race, with a time of 12 minutes, 43.5 seconds over the course of 3.2 kilometers (2 miles). Luciana Grage was seventh overall (13:40.6) and Reese Gehrig finished ninth (13:45.8).
Leah Jamison placed 14th for the Hodags (14:31.8), Eva Hetland was 16th (14:46.0), Kayla Skubal finished 17th (14:53.8) and Lexi Bishop finished 21st (15:04.4) to round out the scorers and displacers. JWMS finished one point behind Crandon for the team title. Prairie River (Merrill), Antigo and Butternut rounded out the top five.
Sixth-grader Jackson Fuss was the top finisher for the JWMS boys' squad, placing 11th with a time of 13:45.2. Iain Rumney was 17th (14:00.8), Bobby Gibbs finished 22nd (14:27.3), Payton McCue was 30th (15:12.5), Zacha King finished 34th (15:24.3), Connor Terzinski was 38th (15:46.7) and Nahzeair Boykin finished 40th (15:58.0).
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