Panthers’ Bolich fourth at GB Southwest Invite

GREEN BAY – Senior Sophie Bolich finished fourth to lead the Plymouth Panthers to a sixth-place showing in Thursday’s Green Bay Southwest Cross Country Invitational.

Bolich was clocked in 19 minutes, 14.48 seconds on the 3.1-mile course. The winner was freshman Sydney Squiers of Appleton North in 18:50.48.

The Panthers scored 157 points in the 13-team meet. Appleton North was the champion with 60.

In the boys meet, PHS took seventh in the 12-team field with 194 points. Kimberly ran away with the title, outscoring runner-up Neenah, 68-27.

The Panthers were paced by se- nior Ian McConnaha who placed 15th with a 17:24.38 effort over 3.1 miles. Senior Alec Bastem of Green Bay Southwest won the race in 15:48.03.

“This is always a very competitive meet for us, with some of the best boys and girls Division 1 teams in the state. However, we are proud of how our kids competed,” said PHS head coach Jay Grosshuesch.


IAN MCCONNAHA (left, 729) leads the Plymouth boys team in Thursday’s Green Bay Southwest Cross Country Invitational. GABRIELLA MELLA of Plymouth (above) competes in Thursday’s Green Bay Southwest Cross Country Invitational. – Submitted photos IAN MCCONNAHA (left, 729) leads the Plymouth boys team in Thursday’s Green Bay Southwest Cross Country Invitational. GABRIELLA MELLA of Plymouth (above) competes in Thursday’s Green Bay Southwest Cross Country Invitational. – Submitted photos “We had great races from both teams – varsity and junior varsity.

“After Sophie leading us we had our Nos. 2-6 runners finish within 30 seconds of each other. That is fantastic depth and as they [Nos. 2-6 runners] improve and move up in the whole group of runners we will have something going.

“Our guys also ran well. Our top three did a great job. Ian led us with a strong race,” said Grosshuesch.

In JV competition, Plymouth’s top finisher in the girls race was Grace Huibregtse who earned fifth in 22:22.36 in a field of 284 runners. Gavin Binversie paced the PHS JV boys with 58th place at 20:24.62, with 287 runners competing.



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