All-time fastest 5ks list


#1

Interpret this list knowing that courses vary in difficulty but the right names indeed made it. Hover your mouse pointer over the pictures to reveal their captions.

All-time fastest 5ks by Wisconsin HS Boys (1980 - present):


Tier 1: Sub-15:00

14:39  Tim Hacker         1980    Legge Park                      Kinney Midwest - Hinsdale, IL
14:39  Finn Gessner       2016    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
14:40  Chris Solinsky     2002    Balboa State Park               Footlocker Nationals - San Diego, CA
14:49  Chris Solinsky     2002    UW-Parkside                     Footlocker Midwest
14:51  John Easker        1980    Legge Park                      Kinney Midwest - Hinsdale, IL
14:51  Drew Bosley        2018    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Invitational-new course
14:52  Chris Solinsky     2001    Oak Trails Golf Course          Footlocker Nationals - Lake Buena Vista, FL
14:53  Drew Bosley        2017    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
14:54  Chris Solinsky     2002    The Ridges Golf Course          D1 State Meet
14:54c David Vannucchi    2018    Silver Lakes Sports Complex     Woodbridge Classic - Irvine, CA
14:55  Olin Hacker        2014    Leeson Park                     Big 8 Conference Meet
14:56  Phil Downs         1991    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Inv-old course
14:56  Phil Downs         1989    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Inv-old course
14:59  Olin Hacker        2014    The Ridges Golf Course          D1 State Meet
14:59  Wesley Schiek      2017    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD

Tier 2: 15:00 to 15:09

15:00  Drew Bosley        2016    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:00  Matt Meinke        2017    Memorial Park                   Fond du Lac Relays
15:01  Sam Pinkowski      2016    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:01  Drew Bosley        2017    Arrowhead HS                    Arrowhead Invitational
15:01  Matt Meinke        2017    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:02  Rowen Ellenberg    2018    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Invitational-new course
15:03  Tim Hacker         1980    Balboa State Park               Kinney Nationals - San Diego, CA
15:03  Finn Gessner       2016    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Inv-new course
15:03  Matt Meinke        2017    Countryside GC                  FVA Conference Meet
15:04  Scott Jenkins      1980    Legge Park                      Kinney Midwest - Hinsdale, IL
15:04  Curt Anschuetz     1982    Kletzsch Park                   Whitefish Bay Invitational
15:04  Finn Gessner       2016    Randy Marks CC Course           Big 8 Conference Meet
15:05  Olin Hacker        2014    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:05  Tannor Wagner      2016    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:06  Keith Hanson       1981    Balboa State Park               Kinney Nationals - San Diego, CA
15:06  Matt Meinke        2018    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Invitational-new course
15:07  Chris Solinsky     2001    The Ridges Golf Course          D1 State Meet
15:07  Tyler Morey        2006    Crystal Springs GC              Seymour Invitational
15:08  Ryan Kromer        2012    UW-Parkside                     Footlocker Midwest
15:09  Keith Hanson       1981    Legge Park                      Kinney Midwest - Hinsdale, IL

Tier 3: 15:10 to 15:19

15:10  Chris Wilson       1983    Estabrook Park                  ???
15:11  Chris Solinsky     2001    Rolling Meadows GC              Fond du Lac Relays
15:11  Chris Solinsky     2002    Nine Mile Forest                Panther Invitational
15:11  Joe Stintzi        1980    Wirth Park                      Brookfield Invitational
15:11  Russ Sandvold      2011    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Inv-new course
15:11  Drew Bosley        2017    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Inv-new course
15:11  Drew Bosley        2018    Arrowhead HS                    Arrowhead Invitational
15:12  Tim Hacker         1980    Wirth Park                      Brookfield Invitational
15:12  Olin Hacker        2014    Balboa State Park               Footlocker Nationals - San Diego, CA
15:12  Matt Meinke        2017    Carl Pick Field                 Jamie Block Invitational
15:13  Chandler Diffee    2011    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Inv-new course
15:13  Chris Solinsky     2002    The Ridges Golf Course          Wisconsin Rapids Invitational
15:13  Kurt Kenas         1990    Skyline Golf Coruse             Black River Falls Invitational
15:13  Tyson Miehe        2013    Marshall HS                     Dana Waddell Invitational
15:13  Olin Hacker        2014    Glendoveer Golf Course          NIKE Cross Nationals - Portland, OR
15:13  Tannor Wagner      2016    Pulaski Community Park          Red Raider Invitational
15:13  Finn Gessner       2016    UW-Parkside                     Footlocker Midwest
15:13  Wesley Schiek      2017    Countryside GC                  FVA Conference Meet
15:13  Rowen Ellenberg    2017    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:14  Elliot Krause      2006    Crystal Springs GC              Seymour Invitational
15:14  Ryan Nameth        2014    Leeson Park                     Big 8 Conference Meet
15:14  Finn Gessner       2015    Blackhawk GC                    Big 8 Conference Meet
15:14  Rowen Ellenberg    2017    Countryside GC                  FVA Conference Meet

Tier 4: 15:15 to 15:20

15:15  Gabe Jennings      1996    Nagawaukee Park                 Laser Relays
15:15  Elliot Krause      2007    Countryside GC                  FVA Conference Meet
15:15  Tim Hacker         1980    American Legion GC              Class A State Meet
15:15  Scott Jenkins      1980    Balboa State Park               Kinney Nationals - San Diego, CA
15:15  Tannor Wagner      2016    Neenah HS                       Neenah Invitational
15:16  Ryan Nameth        2014    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:16  Clark Otte         2016    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:16  Matt Meinke        2017    Blackhawk GC                    Midwest Inv-new course
15:16  David Vannucchi    2017    Yankton Trails Park             NXN Heartland Regional - Sioux Falls, SD
15:17  Chris Solinsky     2000    Green Bay Preble Course         Class A Sectional
15:17  Finn Gessner       2016    Randy Marks CC Course           Verona Invitational
15:17  Nate Farrell       2016    Burlington HS                   Chocolate City Invitational
15:17  Finn Gessner       2016    Leeson Park                     D1 Beloit Memorial Sectional
15:18  Curt Anschuetz     1982    UW-Parkside                     Class A State Meet
15:18  Rob Aubey          1980    Legge Park                      Kinney Midwest - Hinsdale, IL
15:18  Matt Esche         2000    UW-Parkside                     Footlocker Midwest
15:18  Chris Solinsky     2001    Ballantyne Resort               Great American XC - Charlotte, NC
15:18  Phil Downs         1991    Blackhawk                       Big 8 Conference Meet
15:18  Olin Hacker        2014    UW-Parkside                     Footlocker Midwest
15:18  Finn Gessner       2015    Glendoveer Golf Course          NIKE Cross Nationals - Portland, OR
15:18  Finn Gessner       2015    UW-Parkside                     Footlocker Midwest
15:18  Gus Newcomb        2016    Randy Marks CC Course           Verona Invitational
15:19  John Easker        1980    Balboa State Park               Kinney Nationals - San Diego, CA
15:19  Tim Hacker         1980    Dretzka Park                    Braveland Conference Meet
15:19  Curt Anschuetz     1982    Nagawaukee Park                 Laser Relays
15:20  Scott Jenkins      1980    American Legion GC              Class A State Meet
15:20  Keith Hanson       1981    American Legion GC              Class A State Meet
15:20  Keith Hanson       1981    The Ridges Golf Course          Wisconsin Rapids Invitational
15:20  Nick Schaefer      2005    Crystal Springs GC              Bay Conference Meet
15:20  Chris Solinsky     2002    Nine Mile Forest                D.C. Everest Invitational
15:20  Matt Meinke        2017    Memorial Park                   Neenah Invitational


Fastest 5ks from WI HS Boys
#2

Great photo of Tim Hacker & Chris Peske from '79! Must have been taken close to the finish line (they had the same finishing time)


#3

You guys are getting all wound up over Chocolate City, what about some of the other sub-15:20s?

  • @westharrier suggested the 1991 Midwest course was short. 1989 Must have been short too.
  • Chris Wilson became a 4:08y 1600m runner in the spring of 1984 but his time at Estabrook Park is iffy
  • Kurt Kenas was a sub-9:40 freshman and was involved with Jr Olympics and stuff, but 15:13 seems a little quick for him
  • Tyler Morey deserved more than his state finishes but his 15:07 at Seymour makes me scratch my head.
  • Dana Waddell in Marshall is notoriously fast

Some really great performances that aren’t from state, regional or nationals:

  • Gabe Jennings 15:15 at Nagawaukee Park, same with Anschuetz’s 15:19. These have been out of reach for most studs.
  • Verona this year; those are big times.
  • Keith Hanson 15:20 at the Ridges in-season
  • Anschuetz 15:04 at Kletzsch Park
  • Hacker’s 15:19 at Dretzka meant he really got after it

#4

@zen I believe that Marshall has been measured to be 200 meters short.


#5

As to Verona yes the times were big and the course is about 65 meters short as it has been for at least 20 years. The top two times were huge but the rest of the field was not that spectacular just very good. At first I thought the first two must have cut the course somewhere but the marshalls said no. It was the most perfect conditions in many years at Verona this year. If the majority of the field runs huge PR’s then you have say it’s the course. When just two guns go for it and won’t crack it’s the guns not the course. Cool, dry, ground was firm but not dusty. Really after Verona every meet has been soggy or even sloppy that we have been to. Lake Farm twice wet and wetter, Minooka spongey, Lake Breeze wet to sloppy in spots, Stoughton wet, Badger Prairie park wet Rambo run. What’s next a meet in the rain at Sun Prairie.


#6

The person who measured the Seymour course must be the same guy that measured Pruitt’s 215 foot discus throw. Kenas was a multiple state champ I believe but never broke 15:50 at Ridges. I think all those bottom performances are legit in my mind at least. Like I said Ridges is the big equalizer I can’t wait to see what that bad boy will tell us October 29th. I can safely say there will NOT be a bunch of sub 15:20’s and not more than a couple if any sub 18’s . Just a hunch.


#7

@westharrier

What is your definition of a “bunch” and “couple” so we can have fun with this in a month? :joy: I just want to be specific so there is no confusion.

When in your history, have you had 2 runners in the same year break the course record, on your course? And have an athlete in the green bay area running sub 15:20 (must be short courses), and have a super sophomore running 15:30s and have a recent history of peaking at the end?

I realize that Hacker and Nameth where awesome, but this group is better. Can you just say it please?

And why would you even ask the Marshall if those guys cut the course? Really?

Did we land on the moon or not?


#8

Do you mean the mysterious girl from the Valders lunch hour / study hall? I wonder if she moved to Seymour. Wouldnt that be something.


#9

In my opinion Tannor’s 15:15 at Neenah belongs on your list. Tannor became the first four time winner in the event and surpassed a course record set and reset by Solinsky, Rombough, Krause.


#10

Last time I checked it was on there! Be sure to scroll down! There’s a little more than 60 performances in total.


#11

I 100% agree it should be on the list(which it is) but was it at the same course? I believe the Neenah Invite was moved to the Winnegamie golf course. It should be an event record as opposed to a course record. For the record I am hoping he has a great showing at state.


#12

Terror Invite was moved to Winnegamie golf course this year. To the best of my knowledge the Neenah invite is still at Neenah Memorial Park.

The Seymour course when it was at crystal springs golf course always seemed to produce very fast times. Can’t speak on it’s length but I do know it had a long but not steep incline that was run twice, otherwise the course was pancake flat. This course was moved to the high school last year due to water on the course and I believe will be at the high school going forward.


#13

You are correct. Sorry, I was confused.


#14

Sorry I wasn’t clear…I was referring to the comment below:
“Some really great performances that aren’t from state, regional or nationals.”


#15

Na just kidding. If you could have seen how fast the lead went from nothing to almost a minute and that was after the 1.5 mile mark. It just seemed almost incredible that two guys could put that much of a lead on some very accomplished runners. It was pretty magical. Hope to see it again at conference and state.


#16

I can confirm that the Neenah meet was still at the usual Memorial Park this year.


#17

Bump for updated lists in the first post. Beating a dead horse but the state course was indeed long.


#18

Do you have girls 4k and 5k lists?


#19

Here’s a top individuals (not performances) girls 5K list that I’ve been trying to put together. I imagine that some individuals are missing but it’s a start. Maybe someone could help fill in some holes or make some corrections.

  1. Suzy Favor 17:07 1985
  2. Molly Seidl 17:08 2011
  3. Aubrey Robert 17:17 2015
  4. Allison Woodward 17:18 2010
  5. Mary Hartzheim 17:21 1985
  6. Amy Davis 17:24 2014
  7. Sue Keeny 17:29 1982
  8. Meghan Scott 17:31 2016
  9. Morgan Florsheim 17:35 2014
  10. Annie Frisbie 17:35 2014
  11. Alicia Monson 17:37 2015
  12. Alexandria Fons 17:43 2011
  13. Lori Wolter 17:54 1984
  14. Jocelyn Burke 17:55 2005
  15. McKensey Van Wie 17:56 2015
  16. Kate Jochims 18:00 2016
  17. Andrea Ostenso 18:01 2012
  18. Samantha Valentine 18:03 2015
  19. Cathy Branta 18:04 1980
  20. Rachel Werking 18:05 2015
  21. Annika Linzmeier 18:07 2015
  22. Jackie Mulrooney 18:08 2001
  23. Jacie Legois 18:09 2015
  24. Kailyn Jessel 18:12 2014
  • Continuing to work on this. Anyone have any idea how I could find 5K times from the old TAC junior olympic meets. There would have to be some girls from those races whose 5K’s make this list.

#20

Bump for updated lists in the first post. Finn Gessner 15:13 at UW-Parkside.