Katzung, Reichmann at State Cross Country Meet

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Meg Katzung (15) races in her third consecutive State Cross Country Meet. (Photos submitted)

A boy watches as Meg Katzung runs on a flat portion of the course.

Meg Katzung goes up an incline at The Ridge's Golf Course.

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben begins a downhill portion at the State Cross Country Meet in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday. (Photos by Kirsten Reichmann)

Jacob Reichmann was 32nd out of 149 runners in Division 3.


Two area cross country runners competed in the State Cross Country Meet held at The Ridge’s Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. 

Meg Katzung, a junior from Prairie du Chien, ran in her third consecutive trip to the state meet and finished 53rd out of 151 runners in the Division 2 girls meet in a time of 20:34.2.

It was 34 degrees with winds up to 15 mph when Meg Katzung stepped up to the start line with the rest of the field of girls D2 runners. It was noon and the first race of the day. Your future is created by what you do today...not tomorrow as Meg waited for the gun to sound off for her third appearance at state. After the mile 1 marker, she was at 6:20. After the mile 2 marker, she was at 13:11. Meg then finished in 53rd place with a 20:34.2 on this cold day in Wisconsin Rapids.

In 2017, Meg ran to a 64th place with a 20:58. In 2018, Meg ran to a 35th place with a 20:17. In 2019, Meg ran to 53rd place with a 20:34.

2019 Meet Finishes for Meg Katzung:

Dodgepoint Dual - 1st place

Darlington Invite - 12th place

River Valley Dual - 3rd place

Mt. Horeb Invite - 3rd place

River Valley Invite - 8th place

Westby Invite - 4th place

Reedsburg Invite - 3rd place

Platteville Invite - 7th place

Prairie du Chien Invite - 2nd place

Albany Invite - 3rd place

Conference - 5th place (1st Team All-Conference)

Sectionals - 5th place (State Qualifier)

State - 53rd place D2 Girls Division

Jacob Reichmann, a senior from Wauzeka-Steuben, took 32nd out of 149 runners in the Division 3 boys meet in a time of 17:20.5. It was Reichmann’s third straight trip to the state meet. "Though the weather was less than favorable, Jake still had a great end to his exceptional high school cross country career," said Wauzeka-Steuben Coach Ben Dums. "The entire school and community are so proud of his accomplishments over the past four seasons."

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