Prescott's Hauenstein and Rieken earn all-conference honors
Prescott's Cody Hauenstein and Dylan Rieken received first- and second-team all-conference honors at the Middle Border Conference cross country meet in Prescott on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Hauenstein finished fourth overall with a time of 17:46, which earned him first-team all-conference honors. Hauenstein's time was a minute-and-a-half faster than his time at the Amery Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Rieken came in at 17:59 for a ninth-place finish and second-team all-conference honors. This was a dramatic drop from his 19:09 time at Amery.
Hauenstein and Rieken's performances helped lead the Prescott boys to a fourth-place finish with a score of 135 team points. Osceola won the meet with a team score of 48 points.
Tristan Winkler was the third Prescott runner to cross the finish line. Winkler came in at 19:11 for a 37th-place finish. Blaise Schnorr (42nd) and Josh Dickey (43rd) were the fourth and fifth varsity runners for the Cardinals.
Mari Sommer led the Cardinal girls' team with a time of 22:21, over a minute-and-a-half faster than her time at Amery on Oct. 3. Sommer finished 22nd overall in the conference meet.
Kira Penk finished five seconds after Sommer for a 23rd-place finish, and Hayley Hillman followed Penk's lead for a 28th-place finish with a time of 22:51.
Kjerstin Carlson came in 32nd with a time of 23:14, and Megan Gilles was the fifth Cardinals varsity runner. Gilles finished with a time of 23:36 and a 38th-place finish.
The Prescott girls finished in sixth place with a team score of 143 points. New Richmond was the top Middle Border Conference team, and they scored 32 team points.
The Panther runners also saw some major drops in their times at the Middle Border Conference meet.
The Ellsworth boys' team concluded the meet with a fifth-place finish, scoring 137 points.
Charlie Stuhl was the head Ellsworth runner at Thursday's meet. Stuhl ran an impressive time of 18:47 and placed 22nd overall. Coming in 10 seconds behind Stuhl was Nick Erickson who finished 25th overall.
Kyle Perkins ran a 19:04 for a 27th-place finish, which was over a minute faster than his time at the Black River Falls Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Roy Roberts (30th) and Addison Peters (33) also came in considerably faster at Prescott than they did at the Black River Falls Invitational.
Julia VanWatermeulen ran a time of 22:02, which was 59 seconds faster than her time at Black River Falls. VanWatermeulen's finishing time landed her a 17th-place finish overall.
Freshman CeCe Groh was the second-place finisher for Ellsworth, and she came in with a time of 22:41, a minute faster than her previous time at Black River Falls. This improvement earned her a 27th-place finish overall.
Sophie Vogel came in after Groh with a time of 22:55 (29th). Rachel Mancuso was the fourth Ellsworth varsity runner (31st), and Freya Nelson completed Ellsworth's scoring with a 35th-place finish.
The Ellsworth girls team finished with 139 team points for a fifth-place team finish among the eight teams that competed in the conference race.
The Prescott and Ellsworth teams will continue their seasons on Friday, Oct. 20 at their sectional meet held at Hatchery Creek County Park in Hayward.