Storylines


#1

What is your top storyline for this weekend? Examples for all divisions could be:

D1 Boys:
Team - Will this team race be as tight as expected?
Individual - Will the Finn/Tannor race materialize?

D1 Girls
Team - Will Sun Prairie dominate? Who’s #2?
Individual - Scott?, Davre?, Jochims?

D2 Boys
Team - Is WI Lutheran really the #1 team in D2?
Individual - Bailey?, Hatfield?, Otte?

D2 Girls
Team - Lux-Casco vs Freedom round 5, been ranked 1&2 nearly all year? Who steps up to challenge them?
Individual - Is this Feyen’s race? (Beghin, Sorg, Janik, Pyatskowit)

D3 Boys
Team - Darlington goes for 6 straight
Individual - Vannucchi vs Schiek?

D3 Girls
Team - Lourdes going for 4 straight
Individual - Ellenbecker?, Maire, Kisting?, Greene-Gretzinger?, Benzing?

Being more of a D2 guy, I am really looking forward to the D2 boys individual race. I think it is going to be a dogfight between Bailey, Hatfield and Otte. The team races on both sides should be tight in my opinion as well.


#2

Definitely the D1 boys team race. Madison West, Middleton, and Arrowhead are so close, there aren’t going to be many points separating them at the end. I think the 6th and 7th guys for each of them will wind up determining who wins.

D1 individual is Finn’s to lose. I can’t realistically see anyone actually challenging him. Staying close for 2 miles, yes, but actually coming close to winning, no.


#3

D1 Boys:

Individual I simply think Finn is a national contender and even though the other guys are really really good Finn has another gear.
Team This will be a tight race both literally and figuratively. Not going to be much room for mishaps to win this thing. If a team does there’s a secondary group of teams that won’t let you forget. The Big Eight will show it’s power.

D2 Boys:

Individual I have been an Otte fan since he ran 4:23 as a freshman and I’m sticking with this kid. Nevermind in-season losses to Bailey. By the end of his career he will be a D2 great. Bailey and Hatfield are also great runners. One will be under 16 the other just at 16.

Team Wisconsin Lutheran fans will have a long trip home and it serves them right. When you cheat the system(s) you’re bound to get burned. Usual suspects - DMP, Lakeland Union and Monroe - will be up top. Watchout for Omro and Shorewood.

D3 Boys:
Individual I think Vannucchi is the real deal and Schiek won’t let him just have the state title. Expect a dog fight between underclassmen. Schiek brings it when it counts.
Team Hard not to pick Darlington. Looked tough at Fennimore the past two weeks. But Chequamegon packs a mean punch. Classic North vs South battle. I am going with a North win. Vannucchi wins and a new star is born.

D1 Girls:
Team - Sun Prairie has the turnout and Waukesha West has been a top team all season long. Watch out for a late hitting ECM.
Individual Cami Davre all the way.

D2 Girls:
Team Freedom’s 5th is too far back. According to the Deerfield Sectional Results East Troy should be the team to beat. Can’t wait for transparency on this. I am going with Lux-Casco.
Individual Dana Feyen wins. Dells girl second. Pyatskowit third.

D3 Girls:
Team Lourdes. Lourdes. Lourdes.
Individual Ellenbacker wins.


#4

Is there a live stream on the state meet this year??


#6

The best actual race/storyline will probably be D1 girls or D3 boys.


#7

I could certainly see it playing out that way. With the way I have seen Davre race, she seems unlikely to set the pace and risk blowing up but will likely match scott or jochims and use her superior speed at the end. I see the girls race being close heading into the final stretch.
I think D3 boys is very interesting, schiek seemed to me the early favorite after state track, started the season strong, seemed to struggle a bit in the middle and appears to be back in form now. Vannucchi has always been a big talent and has really emerged as of late. We could be watching the start of some great battles between these 2. Should be a great race.