Kevan state bound

Girls team places fourth

Frances Kevan is shown with the medal she earned at the cross-country sectional meet held in Drummond. Kevan will compete in the state cross-country meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, Oct. 28. — Photo submitted

DRUMMOND – Sunshine in Drummond brought a climax to the season as the Shell Lake High School girls cross-country team started the night on Friday, Oct. 20, in sectional competition. It was a fun race and Frances Kevan competed for her chance at the state meet.

Kevan, Shell Lake High School freshman, had a look of determination and confidence as she raced in third position and finished in the top five, earning a trip to next weekend’s state cross-country meet in Wisconsin Rapids. Kevan placed fourth overall with a time of 21:32.3, followed by Brittany Clark in 11th place with a time of 22:34.4, Emmery Nielsen in 20th place with a time of 23:36.0, Julia Pokorny in 24th place with a 24:00.2, Ali DeLadi in 35th place with a time of 25:11.2, Meredith Kevan in 37th place with a time of 25:15.7, and Ashlea Meister in 43rd place with a time of 25:54.8.  As a team, the girls placed fourth with 84 points behind Ladysmith, 69 points, Chequamegon, 61 points, and Phillips, 57 points.

For the high school boys race, Daniel Nielsen led Shell Lake, placing 76th with a time of 22:32.44. He was followed by Nathan Scott in 82nd with a time of 22:57.0, Luke Savas in 83rd with a time of 23:00.5, Cody Swan in 85th with a time of 23:13.4 and Tyler Schunck in 96th with a time of 27:07.6.