Tomah’s Wilcox-Borg first at Reedsburg
Hannah Wilcox-Borg has been pushing hard to the tape all season long for the Tomah girls cross country season.
On Saturday, the freshman broke the tape to finish first in the Reedsburg Invitational at the Hartje Outdoor Learning Center.
"She was finally able to break the tape after consistently being in the top-10 in her the previous four races this season," said Timberwolves’ head coach Jon Heesch.
Wilcox-Borg won the race in a time of 21:13, more than 20 seconds faster than the runner-up finisher.
"She started conservatively and really took over the race about halfway through," Heesch said. "It was a great sight to see a Tomah jersey coming through first".
The girls also had the 24th, 27th, 36th, and 38th-place finishers, respectively, in Brooke Bakken (24:24), Brielle Harmel (24:59), Brooke Lucka (26:06) and Kyrie Ambrosia-Brown (35:00).
The varsity girl's team finished sixth in the six-team field.
The Tomah boys had four of the top 20 finishers.
Trevin Nelson came through in 12th at 18:11, Eugene Peterson came through in 15th at 18:33, Shandii Begay came through in 16th at 18:51 and Coy Nelson came through in 18th at 19:02.
Other runners for the Tomah boys included Matthew Holt in 35th and Weston Boettcher in 36th, with both posting identical times of 20:26, and Eric Tollefeson in 36th at 20:39.
The varsity boy's team finished fifth out of six and the JV boys team finished seventh out of eight teams.
"Overall, the times were slower due to the unseasonably hot temperatures," Heesch said. "The athletes really gutted out strong performances despite the temperatures reaching the 90s. Rough race conditions, but I was proud of how the athletes responded to the conditions and adjusted their race plans to accommodate the conditions.
The Timberwolf harriers are back in action Friday night, when they travel to Wisconsin Dells to compete in a 7:30 p.m. invitational at Spring Brook Golf Course.