The Kaukauna girls with their sectional trophy before heading to the state meet. KHS photo

WISCONSIN RAPIDS — For the second year in a row, the Kaukauka Ghosts girls cross country team finished third at the WIAA Division 1 staye cross country meet held Saturday in Stevens Point.

Senior Sydney Fauske led the girls team with a 13th-place finish.

The Ghosts sent seven runners for the girls team:

13Sydney Fauske19:01.1
18Reese Fauske19:15.5
66Kyla Laabs20:01.2
67McKenna Lowe20:02.6
78Jenna Kinas20:09.6
105Lauren Pruno20:31.0
124Rohan Flanagan20:44.9

Andrew Milhans from the boys team finished 40th with a time of 16:37.4


The girls team won the title in 2020, finished 6th in 2022 and third a year ago.

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

Of these, Slinger and Kaukauna had 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:

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

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By Dan Plutchak

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