Excellent Weekend of Racing

The team was split between 2 meets this weekend. The Varsity and top JV runners (10 in all) travelled to the University of Minnesota to compete in the national class Roy Griak Invite. The boys competed well, finishing 9’TH out of 108 teams. On an extremely challenging course, Zach Temple (22), Truman White (62), Liam Culp (78), Eli Pettit (82), and Jonah Simonson (136) lead the scoring.

The remainder of the team competed in large and highly competitive Midwest Invite in Janesville. The Varsity finished 25’TH in a 48 team field. They were lead by Luke O’Neil (108), Basil Keck (122), Hank Hegeman (144), Clay Elmore (157) and Walt Strange (167). The JV Blue finished 6’TH and was lead by Isaac Mozena (15), Owen Cooney (47), Danny Hegeman (51), Grant Shadman (65) and Joe Hegeman (67). The JV White finished 13’TH and was lead by Charlie Merrill Van Sickle (4), Max Keller (42), Kol Goldman (73), Timon Cantley (93), and Sean Howell (110). Times at the Midwest Invite were outstanding with many personal bests on the fast, flat course. Full results are linked in on our results page.

Athletes and Race Times for Midwest Invite

Varsity 10:45am JV Blue 9:35am JV White 12:00 noon

Luke O’Neil Wyatt Elmore Julien Dalby
Hank Hegeman Arya Kethireddy Joey Sheskey
Walt Strange Tim Li Auden Berggren
Hunter Shadman John Anderson Ari Blehert
Basil Keck Felix Berkelman Dragos Chiruta
Clay Elmore Caleb Ellenberg Sean Howell
Zach Nilsson Chris Evans Max Keller
Nick Henderson Christian Stuart
Elliott Mattison Beni Lara
Joe Hegeman Charlie MVS
Ben Kuenzi Jack Rogge
Grant Halverson Marc Ross
Leo Lee Thanu Stephens
Isaac Mozena Nadim Alatout
Grant Shadman Joey Beal
Aharon Shelef Timon Cantley
Owen Cooney Sam Carlsson
Danny Hegeman Axl Drinkwater
August Peters Toby Friedman
Zach Dufrense Isaac Hessman
Sebastien Pietz
Charlie Tracy
Kol Goldman
Tavish Kennedy

Solid Racing Across the Board at Marquette

Both the Varsity and JV raced superbly in Tendick Park at the Marquette Invite. Racing on a challenging course in increasingly warm and humid weather, Varsity and JV runners won their repspective team races in convincing fashion. The Varsity was lead by Zach Temple (1’ST), Liam Culp (5’TH), Truman White (7’TH), Jonah Simonson (10’TH), and Eli Pettit (11’TH). Alex Ivey (14’TH) and Harrison Glazer (22’ND) rounded out the Varsity.

The JV placed 7 runners in the first 9 lead by Luke O’Neil (2’ND), Hank Hegeman (4’TH), Peter Negrut (5’TH), Henry Johnson (6’TH), Sam Stanton (7’TH), Walt Strange (8’TH), and Hunter Shadman (9’TH). Congrats to all!

Great Job at Grade Level Meet

The team had another solid day at the Big 8 Grade Level Meet at Lake Farm Park. The scoring format for this meet varies from most meets. Each runner is ranked against others in their grade only. Our top 7 places make up our score. This frequently gives some of the younger team members the direct opportunity to contribute to team scoring. Full results are linked on our result page. The boys finished 2’ND just 1 point behind LaFollette. Scoring for the team were: Hunter Shadman (#2 Freshman), Jonah Simonson (#3 Junior), Walt Strange (#4 Freshman), Owne Cooney (#6 Freshman), Peter Negrut (#6 Junior), Henry Johnson (#6 Senior), and Danny Hegeman (#7 Freshman). Well done all!!

Excellent Day at River Valley

Congrats to everyone on some great racing at the River Valley Invite. The Varsity won w/37 points, lead by Zach Temple (2), Truman White (6), Eli Pettit (7),
Liam Culp (9), Jonah Simonson (13), Harrsion Glazer (19). The JV scored 18 points with 15 of the first 17 finishers. Alex Ivey lead the JV with a race win. Other JV scores were Henry Johnson (2), Sam Stanton (4), Luke O’Neil (5), Hank Hegeman (6).
Many team members ran season or lifetime bests. Well done!! Full results on result page.

Volunteers Wanted for Great Cause

Kristi Stanton, Sam’s Mom forwarded the following to me. Please consider volunteering if you can.


Safe Harbor needs volunteers for our annual Labor Day Dash in Vilas Park. It’s a super fun way to start off your Labor Day and volunteer for a great cause – and you get a great shirt!!!   It’s fun and easy. Details on our sign-up genius and our website.  

Thank you!!!

Volunteer link:

Mikel DomnitzDevelopment DirectorDirect: (608) 251-9233Mobile: (608) 335-4332mikeld@safeharborhelpskids.org
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Inc.2445 Darwin Rd. Suite 20Madison, WI 53704Main: (608) 661-9787Fax: (

608) 665-0025www.safeharborhelpskids.org

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