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To kick off the season, the Cows gathered on the Lakeshore path and broke into teams for an inter-squad 5k. On the women’s side, we had Madi Pape coming in first with a time of 19:32, followed by Allie Levin and Hannah Moulton (19:43,19:57). For the men, Evan Routhier came in first with a speedy time of 15:45 and was followed by Matt Kuik and Kevin Dado (16:01, 16:10). Team Buechel, consisting of Megan Buechel, Hannah Sorensen, Molly Baus, Kevin Dado, Matt Ammel, Thomas Miller, Izak Oltman, Sam Brey, and Noah Fetherston, took home the win with a score of 35 points.
Big thank you to Patrick Stiles for getting some great photos of the meet!!
The second meet of the season was the traditional Border Battle, where the Cows faced the University of Minnesota Gophers. It was a very hot day, but we still had some great showings on both the men’s and women’s teams. The male cows were lead by Matt Kuik coming in 3rd place with a time of 33:47, and right behind him in 4th and 5th was Thomas Miller and Kevin Dado (33:59, 34:08). Rounding off the score was Kevin Boyle (35:07) and Gabriel Gozum (35:49), who finished 9th and 12th respectively. The male cows came in 2nd, but it was still a great performance by all.
On the women’s side, the cows swept the gophers continuing their winning streak of the Border Battle by taking places 1-7. They were lead by Madi Pape (40:45), and not too far behind was Rissa Lane (41:15), Megan Buechel (42:42), Allie Levin (42:47), Hanna Doctor (43:36), Hannah Moulton (45:13), and Hannah Mitchell (45:14). The lady cows have a younger squad but with showings like this it should be an exciting season.
Thank you to Luke Kubasta and Cameron Lane-Flehinger for all of the awesome pictures from the meet!!
The Cows hit the road last weekend for the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Mn. Big thank you to all the families who housed the team over the weekend, and a very big thank you to Rachel Anderson’s family, who hosted the team for a scrumptious pasta feed! It was a very hot day outside and Griak is the toughest course on the schedule, but despite these challenges, the cows still laid down some good performances. The lady cows won in the Club Team division, taking down Minnesota once again. Leading them was Hannah Mitchell coming in 101st (24:43), and she was followed by Rissa Lane (25:17), Hannah Moulton (25:57), Megan Buechel (26:50), and Stephanie Rink (26:53).
On the men’s side Matt Kuik lead the squad coming in 45th with a time of 27:05. Following him was Kevin Dado (27:49), Evan Routhier (28:50), Jack Prazich (28:56), and Andre Hessini (29:00). Great job to everyone who braved the heat and hills, looks like the cows will be having a great season!
ACT Running Program
ACT running program is back again fro the semester and we need your help! ACT (Achieving Collaborative Treatment) is a program that helps children with autism and other spectrum disorders and WTC helps them by going for runs with the kids! They meet every Saturday morning by the entrance to Picnic Point from 9:30-10:30 am. It is a ton of fun and a great way to help out kids in our community. If you have any questions contact Jordyn Riemer firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up to Volunteer here!
The Cow Calendar
The month of October has lots of fun events planned including the most highly anticipated event of the year: Brinner. Brinner is planned for Thursday October 26th. I am not exaggerating when I say it is the best event ever, so if you have not cleared your calendar for it yet please do so now. To view the complete calendar click here.
Calling all cows to come out and Frun with us! A frun, by definition, is a Friday fun food run and they are a great opportunity to get to know more members of the club while also checking out local businesses and events. The next Frun will be on October 6th at 5:30 from Park and Langdon, we will first do a nice easy pre-race shake out then check out the new Alumni Park and try out the NEW flavor of Babcock ice cream.
Thank you to Nick Feyen for taking such inspiring photos!
Get to know some of the newest members of WTC!
Where are you from: Sun Prairie, Wi
Major: Athletic Training
What Attracted you to WTC? The opportunity to continue to compete, and Matt Kuik
Favorite Dairy Product: Eggs
Season Goals: Hopefully sub 28 8k and move down to sub 27
Favorite Place to run: Sun Prairie, Wi
Favorite Culver's Flavor of the Day: Oreo Eruption
Where are you from: DeForest, WI
What attracted you to WTC: I wanted to continue to compete, be a part of a team, and make new runner friends
Favorite Dairy Product: Cheese
Goals for the season: To improve my race time and increase my overall mileage
Favorite Place to run: Pleasant Branch in Middleton, WI
Favorite Flavor of the Day: Cookies and Cream
Where are you from: Minneapolis, MN
Major: Biomedical Engineering
What attracted you to WTC: I heard about the club from an old teamate (Mark Lind) and wanted to continue running in college
Favorite Dairy Product: Chocolate Milk
Goals for the season: Run fast
Favorite Place to run: Edina MN
Favorite Flavor of the Day: Flavor Flav (I don’t go to Culver’s too often but this rhymes with it)
Where are you from: Mequon, WI
Major: Possibly Biomedical Engineering
What attracted you to WTC: I love to run and meet new people!
Favorite Dairy Product: ICE CREAM
Goals for the season: Nothing specific, just to run fast
Favorite Flavor of the Day: Cookies and Cream