Whitewater boys take fourth behind Zahn, Anello

Trenten Zahn, left, and Gio Anello show off their medals from Tuesday after finishing third and sixth, respectively. (Submitted photo)

Trenten Zahn and Gio Anello led Whippets harriers at the Marshall Invitational on Tuesday, finishing third and sixth, respectively, with impressive times of 16:54 and 17:10.

Cooper Hammond was the team’s third runner and placed 30th by dropping nearly a full minute off his best time this year.

“Also grinding out some great performances on the varsity team were Peter Zimdars, Will Hofmann, CJ Tomomitsu and Jack Mayer,” coach Chad Carstens said after Whitewater finished in fourth place overall out of 12 teams.

Mason West placed 14th overall with a time of 20:34 to lead the junior varsity squad. Marcus DePorter and Evan Schepp were not far behind, earning 25th and 26th. Broderick Frye and Andrew Rollette also competed.

Olive Coburn and Gwen Truesdale led the girls.

“They are hitting their stride and push each other well in races and finished with the same time of 24:47, good enough for 48th and 49th,” Carstens said. “Also crushing their race and making huge drops in time were Sophie Walton, Sabrina Bomberg and Jenna Lee.

The varsity girls placed 11th with 279 points.

Nikole Pelot topped the JV team, placing 30th with a time of 28:12. Carstens also said Jeanette Falcon and Emma Weigel turned in standout races.

Next up for the Whippets is the Racine Saint Catherine’s Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday.

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