Boys Records: http://188.8.131.52/system/files/8972/original/Myrhum_Boys_Records_2012.pdf?1366829621
Girls Records: http://184.108.40.206/system/files/8973/original/Myrhum_Girls_2011_Records.pdf?1366829631
Overlooking the heat sheets and taking into account the gloomy weather I’ll set a brief premise for the meet.
On the girls side Dodgeville-Mineral Point comes in the heavy favorite and leads a group of predominantly emerging elites from powerhouse schools. Host Arrowhead has legacy names in their sixth seeded lineup and I wouldn’t be surprised if they finished as high as second. On the boys side Green Bay Preble has it loaded and should be the favorite but not without a challenge from the modestly seeded Middleton Cardinals who will definitely be in the 7:47-7:50 range by state. Fond du Lac might be a darkhorse in the sixth seed.
Predicted winning times: Due to cold rainfall 9:51 and 8:08
This girls race will be the highlight of the meet relative to state standings. Adding to the clash between Lake Country all stars Isabel Seidel and Arrowhead’s Lea Patek and Jackie Dubnicka you have Jessica Parker of Neenah who recently had the top split (2:17) for the lady Rockets out at the Penn Relays last Saturday. Despite the cold rain this race will be won in 5:01. Predicted winner: Jessica Parker.
On the boys side defending indoor TFA mile champ, senior Ben Bierman of the Arrowhead Warhawks will use this meet as a send off and tune up for things to come. Predicting a negative split 4:19 regardless of rain and cold. He’ll be challenged by Waukesha North senior Lane Geisness who is always a factor. Darkhorse is Taylor Floyd-Mews of Tosa West. This race will be a launchpad into the championships parts of the season for Arrowhead’s Will Simons and Trevor Wunnicke of Dodgeville-Mineral Point.
Jennifer Parker of Neenah leads the incoming seed times and will be the fresh favorite this race. Teammate Claire Knaus will complete a 4x8-8 double with this race and is seeded second. A trio of lady Warhawks led include Patek and Dubnicka – who will double back from the 1600 – and freshman Payton Wesley. Darkhorse is Mary Hanson of Dodgeville-Mineral Point.
On the boys side Madison La Follete standout Chandler Diffee will look to improve on his TFA indoor mark of 1:57. Fellow TFA place finishers Nick Freitag of Green Bay Preble and Steven Harris of Middleton (both doubling back from 4x8) will get their nose in there. Watch out for Bierman doubling back from the 1600.
Predicted winning times: 2:16.5 and 1:55.8
Predicted winners: Parker and Freitag
With relaxing precipitation and the stadium lights gleaming in the night this race will be ideal. On the girls side headlining individuals are Lauren Cunningham of Nicole, Morgan Florsheim of Shorewood and Alison Parker of Neenah. Darkhorses are Hannah Owens and Marin Cahill of Dodgeville Mineral Point.
On the boys side Patrick Campbell of Wauwatosa West holds the captain’s mantle. After his tactical 1000 and DNS in the 3200 at last weekend’s Marquette Invitational he’ll be looking to get after one in the chilled stadium atmosphere tonight and lead a pack of emerging state elites to season bests under the lights.
Predicted winners: Parker and Campbell
Predicted winning times: 11:03 and 9:24