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KAUKAUNA — The Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts girls cross country team has had a solid four-year run at the WIAA state cross country championships, pun intended.

The team finished second in the Stevens Point Sectional to return to state, while Andrew Milhans qualified for a trip to state from the boys team.

The girls team is hoping for another state title in the past four years after they won the title in 2020, finished 6th in 2022 and third a year ago.

WIAA PREVIEW

Muskego, the defending team champion in Division 1, returns a squad with three runners that participated at state last year.

Kaukauna is one of four other teams that have qualified that finished in the top 10 a year ago, including Slinger (2nd), De Pere (9th) and Holmen (10th).

Of these, Slinger and Kaukauna have the most returning runners with six, followed by De Pere with four and Neenah with three.

The Ghosts are sending these seven runners for the girls team:

959Sydney Fauske12
960Reese Fauske10
961McKenna Lowe11
962Jenna Kinas10
963Kyla Laabs11
964Lauren Pruno11
965Rohan Flanagan12

The 2023 State Boys & Girls Cross Country Championships are Saturday, Oct. 28 at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.Wis.

RACE INFORMATION:  The boys and girls will both run a 5,000-meter course. The following is a listing of the scheduled start times for each race:

Boys
Noon               Division 3       
12:35 p.m.      Division 2       
1:10 p.m.        Division 1       

Girls
1:45 p.m.        Division 3
2:25 p.m.        Division 2
3:05 p.m.        Division 1

NEED RESULTS?: The most efficient way to get results will be to access the WIAA website at: www.wiaawi.org and choose the cross country home page. In addition, PT Timing will be providing live updates from the course during the races. To access the updates, go to:  https://www.pttiming.com/results-current.php.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.