Ian Oswald

Junior Ian Oswald finished with a time of 19:23.3, winning his first cross-country meet.

The Chequamegon High School boys' cross-country team ran to victory on a cold, rainy afternoon in Ladysmith on Thursday, Oct. 3.

"The muddy, slippery course course conditions made for a challenging night as the runners had to watch their every step," Screaming Eagles' coach Mary Patterson said. "This was one of the worst course conditions I have seen in all my years coaching cross-country. With all the recent rain we have been getting and when you talk about 200-plus runners pounding the same terrain, it was bad. Kids were going down on corners and were at standstills on certain parts of the course. I don’t think we had a single kid that wasn’t covered in mud from head to toe. Times were obviously slow, but I was proud of how our kids competed and still went after it. We had our goals and met those goals on the night. Everything is starting to click for our teams and the next few weeks promise to be good.

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