The Koshkonong Klassic in Fort Atkinson was a record-breaking invite for both the boys and girls MHS cross country teams. On the girls side, senior Lauren Talabac destroyed her existing personal record and school record by almost 30 seconds with a time of 19 minutes and 25 seconds, and finishing the meet in first place.
Coming in soon after Talabac were freshman Sam Henry in ninth (21:17), and sophomore Lexie Slagle in tenth (21:20). Henry also placed third in the field of freshman, and Slagle placed third in the field of sophomores. Sophomore Allie Miller finished 22nd with a time of 22:31, and senior Grace Rodenburg came in at 25th (22:56). In 31st the Red Hawks had freshman Tessa Lambert (24:08), and 33rd place was junior Bailey Brookhiser (24:21). The MHS girls finished in fourth place with 67 points.
For the boys, sophomore Devin Woodcock also broke his personal record with a finish of 17:18, which gave him an eighth-place finish and also makes him the third fastest boy in Milton cross country history. Sophomore Miles Stuckey was another Red Hawk who broke their personal record, finishing right behind Woodcock in 10th place with a time of 17:37. Woodcock was second place among all sophomores, and Stuckey was fourth. Immediately behind Stuckey was junior Davis Turk in 11th place (17:47), and sophomore Travis Smith finished in 17th place (18:05). Junior Matt Messer finished in 24th place (18:59), along with fellow junior Brendan Harbrecht in 26th (19:05). Ryan Cox took 29th with a time of 19:25. The Redhawks finished in 4th place with 68 points. Andrew Pahnke of McFarland was first individually in the boys race with a time of 15:58.
The Red Hawks continued their successful season by bearing harsh weather conditions Saturday in Albany.
On the girls side, Talabac lead the Redhawks with a fifth place finish and a time of 21:04. Henry finished in 22nd place (22:17), Slagle took 35th (22:47), Miller was 64th (24:03), Rodenburg was 70th (24:17), Brookhiser finished 78th (24:39), and Lambert finished 82nd (24:43). The Redhawks finished 5th out of 21 teams with 190 points.
For the boys, Woodcock lead Milton in 17th place with a time of 18:31. Turk finished in 35th (19:04), Stuckey was 48th (19:17), Travis Smith took 79th (19:56), Messer finished in 91st (20:08.6), Cox literally right behind him in 92nd (20:08.7), and Harbrecht in 98th (20:15). The Redhawks finished 8th out of 23 teams with 263 points.
Saturday MHS travels to Watertown High School for the Badger South Conference meet.