At sectionals on Saturday, the Lodi girls finished 9th and the boys 10th out of 17 teams. Anna Cramer was the top Lodi finisher placing 33rd in 16:59. Eva and Alissa had great races finishing in 17:26 and 17:40 which was good enough for 41st and 50th. Chelsea finished in 18:11 and was followed by Jolee in 18:24 and Rachel who finished despite having an injured ankle in 19:30.
Dominique Wilson broke 18:00 for the first time ever and finished 29th in 17:57.7. He was followed by Tyler Pedracine 37th 18:12, Levi Kearney 60th 18:45, Sam Taylor 67th 19:02. Cade Clark 84th 19:44, John Joutras 86th 19:47 and Grant Robertson 118th in 22:41.
Instead of runnning a conservative race, Anna and Tyler both went out and challenged for an individual spot for as long as they could. Lodi should be very proud of them. "It is far better to try something great and fail: than to try to do nothing and succeed."
Conference Meet - Belleville It was a blusterly day at Belleville which slowed the times but not the excitement at the 2011 Capitol North Conference meet. The varsity girls started things off and Anna Cramer was ready. She bounced back from a 20th place finish in the first meet to turn in a stellar race and finished 3rd. The top seven make up the 1st team all conference team. It was her third time making the team. She was second team her other year. Eva Riedesel finished 16th just missing second team. She was followed by Alissa Scales in 20th, Sydney Endres in 22nd, Chelsea Buchanan 24th, Jolee Wilson 30th and Rachel Porter 39th. Chelsea moved up 13 places from the first meet. The girls ran very well and finished ahead of state ranked Columbus and were just eight points behind state ranked Lake Mills. Their point total was 31 points better than the first race. Team scores - Poynette 64 Lakeside 69 Luther Prep 76 Lake Mills 77 Lodi 85 Columbus 113. Lakeside was the conference champs based on the two races.
The Lodi boys maintained their third place standing with a solid performance. Senior Tyler Pedracine made the first team all conference team by placing 5th. Dominique Wilson and Levi Kearney made the 2nd team by placing 10th and 12th. They were followed by Sam Taylor in 21st, Cade Clark 23rd, John Joutras 28th and Grant Robertson 36th. Team standings Lakeside 40 Poynette 42 Lodi 71 Lake Mills 91 Columbus 106 Luther Prep 139.
In the girls JV race Anna Wipperfurth moved up 17 places from the first meet to finish 22nd today. She was followed by Sarah Lins who moved up 13 places from the previous meet to finish 34th. They were followed by Shelbi Buettner 45th, Leisel Klopp 55th, Ali Gorton 57th, Molly Statz 66th and Paige Karls 68th. The girls finished 6th in the combined race with the South. They finished ahead of Lake mills and Waterloo.
NGM dominated the boys JV but Lodi managed third place edging out Poynette via a tie breaker. Garrett Jones ran a valiant race finishing 12th which was 13 places better than the first conference meet earlier this year. He was followed by Clayton Schubert in 20th, Jacob Wilson 30th, Brandon Steiner 35th, Sam Porter 36th, Cody Iverson 38th, Peter Gundeck 45th, Mitchell Endres 52nd and Keegan Thompson 55th.
Columbus Invitational - Boys - Waupun 27 Portage 58 Lodi 72 Lake Mills 100 Columbus 115 Horicon 190 Portage B 260 Waupun B 260 Lodi B 301.
6. Tyler Pedracine 14:31 10. Dominique Wilson 14:38 16. Levi Kearney 14:59 19. Sam Taylor 15:08 21. Cade Clark 15:16 28. Grant Robertson 15:36 39. John Joutras 16:09 40. Garrett Jones 16:16 47. Sam Porter 16:32 51. Clay Schubert 16:50 53. Jacob Wilson 17:26 57. Brandon Steiner 17:56 62. Peter Gundeck 19:04 66. Kameron Scott 21:35 68. Mitchell Endres 21:52 69. Keegan Thompson 21:54.
Girls - Lake Mills 43 Columbus 46 Lodi 80 Horicon 96 Waupun 122 Portage 137 Lodi B 233
3. Anna Cramer 13:13 12. Sydney Endres 14:02 16. Alissa Scales 14:31 23. chelsea Buchanan 26. Jolee Wilson 15:01 32. Rachel Porter 15:18 40. Sarah Lins 16:20 41. Shelbi Buettner 16:22 44. Leisel Klopp 16:40 48. Ali Gorton 17:56 50. Molly Statz 18:26 51. Paige Karls 19:02.
The Lodi cross country teams had a very nice meet Tuesday at the Portage Invitational. The girls, despite running without their number 2 runner, finished 4th and the boys 3rd in the 11 school meet.
In the girls race many girls stepped up to help make up for the loss of Eva (illness) but none more than Sydney Endres. After struggling at Fennimore, Sydney responded with her best race ever! She was 20th in a blistering time of 17:21. Anna Cramer was again Lodi's top finisher in 13th in a time of 16:49. Alissa Scales PR'd for the second meet in a row finishing 27th in 17:53. Chelsea Buchanan had her fastest time of the year in 18:22. Jolee Wilson also PR'd for the second meet in a row running a 18:24 for 39th place. Rachel Porter was 51st in 19:25 and Anna Wipperfurth PR'd by nearly a minute by finishing the race in 20:05.
Edgewood 21 Deforest 50 Columbus 99 Lodi 126 Berlin 135 Southern Door 149 Pardeeville 150 Tomah 176 Portage 219
JV girls Liesel Klopp 28th 20:41, Sarah LIns 36th 21:13, Ali Gorton 43rd 21:57, Shelbi Buettner 44th 21:58, Jennifer Williams 45th 22:03, Molly Statz 55th 23:18 and Paige Karls 64th in 25:49.
In the boys race, Levi Kearney put on a furious finish to crack the top ten. He was 10th in 18:03. He was followed by Tyler Pedracine 16th in 18:07, Dominique Wilson 18th in 18:17, Sam Taylor 27th in 18:55, Cade Clark 34th in 19:12, Grant Robertson 41st in 19:19 and John Joutras 46th in 19:55.
Deforest 85 Portage 93 Lodi 105 Columbus 109 Berlin 119 Wisconsin Heights 120 Wautoma 175 Edgewood 186 Tomah 193 Southern Door 252 Pardeeville 254.
The JV boys ran well but results are not yet available. Hopefully they will be added later today.
Girls JV Anna W. 20:55, Liesel 21:26, Sarah 21:46, Shelbi 22:18, Jennifer 22:43, Ali 23:06 and Paige 25:33
JV Garrett 20:34, Sam P. 21:14, John W. 21:22, Brandon 21:30, Jacob 21:32, Clay 22:23, Peter 25:03, Mitchell 26:38, Kameron 26:57 & Keegan 29:07.
Girls 7th runner Jolee 18:40 PR
Boys 7th - Grant 20:37
Girls 6th - Rachel 18:54 PR
Boys 6th - John 19:46
Girls 5th - Chelsea 18:35
Boys 5th - Cade DNR
Girls 4th - Alissa 18:13 PR
Boys 4th - Sam T. 19:25
Girls 3rd - Sydney 18:51
Boys 3rd - Levi 18:16
Girls 2nd - Eva 17:41
Boys 2nd - Dominique 18:38
Girls 1st - Anna 17:20
Boys 1st Tyler 19:31
Poynette Conference meet
Tyler Pedracine had an outstanding race in leading the boys to a third place finish Tuesday night. He finished 4th in 17:54. He was followed by Dominique 11th 18:54, Levi 14th 19:03, Sam T. 16th 19:16, Cade 24th 20:03, John 25th 20:05 and Grant 20:06. The girls placed 6th. Eva Riedesel was the 1st Lodi girl in 17:48. She was followed by Sydney in 18th 18:03, Anna Cramer (who ran despite being ill) 20th 18:09, Alissa 28th 19:03, Jolee 36th 19:50, Chelsea 37th 19:52 and Rachel 40th in 20:17.
Tyler Pedracine, Dominique Wilson and Levi Kearney all placed in the top 10 to help lead the Lodi boys team to the team title at the Rio Invitational Friday night. Their places and time were 3rd 17:57, 5th 18:09 and 8th 18:21. They were followed by Cade Clark 12th 18:56, Sam Taylor 13th 18:57, John Joutras 19th 19:40 and Grant Robertson 21st 19:47.
Lodi 41 Marshall 48 Columbus 63 Deerfield 102 Pardeeville 147 Rio/Fall River 174 Markesan 175
Jacob Wilson was Lodi's top JV finisher edging out teammate Sam Porter by a second. They finished 4th and 5th in 20:41 and 20:42. They were followed by Garrett Jones 6th 20:54, John Wells 12th 21:20, Brandon Steiner 13th 21:58, Clayton Schubert 14th 22:13, Peter Gundeck 24:48 and Mitchell Endres 27:09.
In girls action Lodi fought hard but ended up fourth in a very tightly contested race. They were only three points out of 2nd. Anna Cramer led the way finishing fourth in 17:08. She was followed by Eva 13th in 18:00, Sydney 17th 18:09, Alissa 19th 18:22, Chelsea 24th 19:04, Rachel 30th 19:35 and Jolee 31st in 19:35.
Columbus 59 Marshall 74 Pardeeville 75 Lodi 77 Deerfield 105 Rio/Fall River 131
Leisel Klopp led the way for the Lodi JV team by placing 5th in 20:43. She was followed by Anna Wipperfurth 6th 20:56, Shelbi Buettner 12th 21 :54, Sarah Lins 14th 21:55, Ali Gorton 15th 22:50, Molly Statz 17th 23:40 and Paige Karls 21st 27:05.
Half Conference meet at Poynette Girls 4:45, Boys 5:30
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River Valley Invitational
The boys finished an impressive 8th and the girls placed 13th in the large school division at River Valley Invitational on Saturday. 19 schools competed.
Girls 17. Anna Cramer 16:25 72. Eva 18:14 73. Sydney 18:15 82. Alissa 18:29 91. Chelsea 18:41 108. Rachel 19:26 109. Jolee 19:26.
JV Leisel 20:56 Sarah 21:04 Shelbi 22:02 Molly 24:08 Paige 25:16 They still have not posted times for Anna, Jennifer or Ali.
Boys 28. Tyler 18:01 39. Dominique 18:23 49. Levi 18:41 59. Sam Taylor 18:59 77. Cade 19:32 91. John 19:51 98. Grant 20:05.
JV Sam Porter 21:23 Garrett 21:27 Brandon 21:43 Clayton 21:47 Jacob 22:13 John 22:14 Cody 23:17 Mitchell 26:27 Keegan 32:32.
Boys Varsity Lakeside Lutheran 48 Portage 51 Lodi 73 Lake Mills 101 Wautoma 111 Wisconsin Dells 130 Deerfield/Cambridge 133
6. Pedracine 18:55 9. Kearney 19:03 14. D. Wilson 19:24 20. Taylor 20:07 24. Clark 20:37 26. Joutras 21:09 38. Robertson 21:46.
JV Portage 21 Lodi 36 Wisconsin Dells 75
5. Porter 22:12 6. Jones 22:36 7. Wells 22:57 8. Schubert 23:12 11. Steiner 24:05 15. Wilson 25:04 17. Iverson 25:26 18. Gundeck 25:39 25. Endres 29:59 26. Thompson 32:32
Girls Lakeside Lutheran 26 Lake Mills 59 Deerfield/Cambridge 80 Lodi 88 Wisconsin Dells 111 Portage 180
5. Cramer 17:30 17. Endres 18:58 18. Riedesel 19:03 22. Scales 20:02 26. Porter 20:38 31. Wilson 20:55 38.Buettner 23:11
JV 4th 16. Williams 22:37 17. Klopp 22:39 21. Lins 22:58 26. Gorton 24:18 31. Statz 26:05 35. Karls 29.00
Cramer Wins Incredible Race!
In what could be described as one of the most exciting Lodi Invitational races ever, Anna Cramer fought off three competitors down the stretch to win the girl's division of the Lodi Invitational on Saturday. At the beginning of the race Sarah Hackbarth of Lakeside jumped to the lead with Anna right on her heels. Not to be out done, Natalie Bubolz of Lakeside and Rubi Rojas of Waterloo joined the battle as well. When all four of them came out of the woods within seconds of each other the crowd just went crazy! The lead changed hands several times but with about 300 meters Anna wrestled the lead away from the others by the slimmest of margins. Hackbarth then put on an furious kick down the stretch but the Lodi senior just would not be denied the championship in her last home meet! Thanks to all four girls for making the race so exciting.
As a team the girls took second place behind Lakeside. Eva was 15th, Sydney 18th, Chelsea 29th, Jolee 32nd, Alissa 37th and Rachel 45th. In the girls JV race Anna Wipperfuth was Lodi's top finisher placing 14th. She was followed by Sarah in 18th, Liesel 19th, Jennifer 20th, Ali 25th, Paige 32nd and Molly in 38th.
The Lodi boy's finished 3rd in the eight school meet. Despite falling down, Tyler Pedracine was Lodi's top finisher placing 8th. He was followed by Dominique in 18th, Sam T. in 21st, Levi 24th, John 28th, Grant 44th and Sam P. 46th.
In the JV race Brandon Steiner had an impressive performance placing 8th. He was followed by Clay in 10th, Garrett in 11th, John 17th, Jacob 19th, Peter 21st, Mitchell 31st, Keegan 34th and Kameron 35th. The next race will be in Poynette on Thursday.
The Lodi Cross Country team began their season with a meet at Westfield Thursday night. Eleven schools toed the line and when it was over the Lodi boys took 2nd and the girls took 3rd. Despite missing a couple of key runners the girls had a very fine showing. Anna Cramer was Lodi's top finisher placing fourth in 18:59. Eva Riedesel surprised almost everyone by finishing in 7th with a time of 19:10. Chelsea Buchanon was 26th in 21:19. Rachel Porter took over three minutes her time from last year finishing 29th in 21:40. They were followed by three freshmen girls running their first race ever. Sarah Lins was 52nd in 23:53, Shelbi Buettner 54th in 24:32 and Anna Wipperfurth 60th in 27:04. The girls had three JV runners. Ali Gorton was 12th, Liesel Klopp 13th and Molly Statz 29th.
In the boys race, Tyler Pedracine held off a furious challenge down the stretch from Zach Wheeler of Waupaca to hold on to 4th place. His time was 17:33. Levi Kearney was 12th in 18:09. Despite getting stung by a bee on the lip with a mile to go, Dominique Wilson finished 13th in 18:12. Sam Taylor finished 22nd in 18:56. Grant Robertson showed great determination in finishing 29th in 19:29. John Joutras was 39th in 20:08 and Sam Porter was 54th in 20:58 to round out the varsity squad.
The JV boys placed second as well. Jacob wilson led the way by finishing 6th in 21:05. He was followed by Clay Schubert 7th 22:00, John Wells 12th 22:34, Cody Iverson 25th 25:59, Peter Gundeck 27th, Mitchell Endres 29th, Kameron Scott 35th and Keegan Thompson 37th.
Team scores - Boys - Portage 40 Lodi 80 Green Lake 115 Tomah 120 Waupaca 126 Reedsburg 133 Wautoma 161 Westfield 164 Wisconsin Dells 191 Rio/Fall River 247 Markesan 291
Girls - Reedsburg 35 Tomah 68 Lodi 102 Wisconsin Dells 114 Rio/Fall River 134 Westfield 145 Princeton 145 Portage 154 Green Lake Inc. Waupaca Inc. Markesan Inc.
Boys JV - Portage 17 Lodi 57 Reedsburg 70 Tomah 86