Runners’ season on hold
Bulldogs to skip Bay Conference meet
By Greg Seubert
Now that the New London School District has switched to virtual learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of its most successful cross country seasons has been put on hold.
New London freshman Macy Reybrock won the girls’ race Oct. 1 at a Bay Conference meet in Shawano after crossing the finish line in 20:24.4 and has won each of her races so far this season.
“Macy kept her winning streak alive and has now beaten every girl in the conference at least once,” coach Nick Schaefer said.
Reybrock and her cross country teammates switched to at-home learning Oct. 5.
The change means Reybrock will not have an opportunity to run for a conference championship, but could be back on a cross country course later this season, according to Schaefer.
“We will not be competing at the Bay Conference meet because it will be held on Oct. 10,” he said. “The school district is allowing us to practice twice a week while the students are at home learning. This will allow us to be eligible for subsectionals on Oct. 20 and the rest of the WIAA tournament.
“I have not heard of a sure answer if the WIAA plans to have the postseason tournament or the location of our subsectional,” he said. “All I know is that if we are able to compete, subsectionals would fall on the 20th and the top two teams and top five individuals would move on to sectionals.”
Shawano swept both races against the Bulldogs. The New London boys fell 19-43, while the girls were outscored 21-34.
The Bulldogs’ runners in the boys’ race were Mac Voight (second, 18:11); Evan Kedinger (eighth, 19:20.7; Nick Tews (10th, 19:35.2); Logan Horn (12th, 20:13.7); Luke Heideman (14th, 20:36.5); Matthew Lutz (15th, 20:42.4); Gavin Hutchison (19th, 21:23.80: and Jed Guerin (20th, 21:28.5).
New London’s runners in the girls’ race besides Reybrock were Anna Dreas (sixth, 21:53.4); Jane Johnston (eighth, 23:09.2); Lindsey Spoehr (ninth, 23:14.5); Halia Sternhagen (10th, 23:47.6); Elsie Abba (11th, 23:55.2); Edyn Horn (12th, 24:18.4); and Rianna Schulz (13th, 24:52.5).