Andrea Mabie has paced the Wauwatosa East girls cross-country team throughout the season. Now she has cemented her spot in program history.
The senior set a new 5,000-meter school record by running the Waterford Invitational on Oct. 7 in 19:40.6, three seconds faster than the previous mark set by Lindsey Govan in 2014.
Led by Mabie's seventh-place finish, Wauwatosa East took second place behind Germantown at the invite held at Waterford High School.
"I'm really proud of both varsity and JV's performance at the last meet," Wauwatosa East coach Glen Gardiner said. "Varsity is really on the cusp of something great, and JV has just impressed all year long. I'm looking forward to the championship part of the season."
Three other runners in the Red Raiders' scoring lineup set personal records, as Abby Wood took ninth in 20:02.3, senior Jordyn Summerfield was 11th in 20:06.1 and sophomore Elsa Klein was 16th in 20:20.0. Senior Janet Fee rounded out scoring with a 21st-place finish in a season-best 20:57.3.
Freshman Molly McCaffery (31st in 21:40.6), junior Sydney Evans (35th in 21:54.9) and junior Kyra Meach (42nd in 22:04.6) also ran for the varsity team.
Wauwatosa East's junior varsity girls cross-country team continued its perfect season by winning its sixth meet in as many tries, as the Red Raiders placed first through fifth among individuals.
Senior Kacy Fisher won the JV race in a season-best 20:47.4. Junior Yvette Danisewicz (second in a personal-record 21:47), freshman Melis Kaplan (third in a personal-record 21:49.6), freshman Madelyn Mills (fourth in a personal-record 21:51.0) and sophomore Eden GIssibl (fifth in a personal-record 21:54.0 PR) also ran for the JV team.
The Red Raiders will next compete at the Greater Metro Conference championships at Washington Park on Oct. 15.