With season-best times, the Wauwatosa West boys cross-country team took sixth place and the girls team took seventh at the Woodland Conference Championships held Oct. 13 at Hales Corners Park.
Sophomore Chloe Beaudoin broke the 5,000-meter school record, as she earned first team all-conference for the second straight season with a third-place finish in 19:21.39.
"Chloe is really starting to come into her own as a runner," Wauwatosa West coach Jack LoPresti said. "It's great to see her confidence grow. It should be an exciting sectional meet next week."
Rounding out the scoring lineup for the girls were sophomore Emma Gabriel (33rd in 21:37.32), junior Eliza Soczka (40th in 21:49.20), freshman Isabel Strand (43rd in 22:01.82) and junior Sophia Ruggeri (48th in 22:19.72).
Also running for the girls varsity team were junior Toriah Haanstad (49th in 22:27.18), senior Lauren Casper (57th in 22:59.93) and senior Delaney Reed (67th in 23:28.26).
Gabriel, Toriah Haanstad, Soczka and Ruggeri all posted season-best times at the Woodland Conference meet.
"We wanted to really run well (at conference), and we did that," Reed said. "We are looking forward to running next week at sectionals."
Leading the West boys team was freshman Collin Jacobi, who took 30th in 17:49.20. Sophomore Mike Detlaff came in 34th in 17:56, while the scoring lineup was completed by freshman Adam Justin (40th in 18:08.69), junior Ngaru Nen (42nd in 18:10.98) and junior Sterling Heit (44th in 18:11.95).
Junior Logan Steinike (55th in 18:53.55) and sophomore Ethan Krouse (61st in 19:07.85) also ran for the Trojans.
"We've got a young squad, but everyone is really starting to see the potential," Detlaff said. "I'm looking forward to this group maturing and training together."
The Trojans will next compete at the Milwaukee King sectional at Lincoln Park Golf Course on Oct. 22. The top two teams at each sectional will advance to the WIAA state meet, as will the top five individuals from nonqualifying teams.
West boys soccer
Wauwatosa West's boys soccer team went 2-1 last week to close the regular season with a 13-7-3 record.
The Trojans won their final two Woodland Conference matches, taking down Brown Deer, 4-0, on Oct. 10 and beating Whitnall, 3-1, on Oct. 12. With Pewaukee finishing unbeaten in league play, Wauwatosa West tied for second with New Berlin Eisenhower at 8-1-2.
Monroe Phillips put Wauwatosa West up, 1-0, in the 14th minute against Brown Deer. Elmir Karabegovic scored two minutes later to make it 2-0, while the Trojans added on with goals from Phil Fobair in the 74th minute and Connor Hipke in the 84th minute.
Will Jushka assisted on three of the Trojans' four goals.
Whitnall scored in the third minute to take the lead on Wauwatosa West, but Fobair equalized in the eighth minute off an assist from Noah Katula. Jushka put the Trojans in front in the 43rd minute and added another goal in the 67th. Parker Summers and Jorge Davila assisted on Jushka's goals.
Wauwatosa West fell, 2-1, to St. Thomas More in its regular-season finale on Oct. 15. Kamrin Mills-Pegues scored the Trojans' lone goal on an assist from Phillips.
The fifth seed in their sectional, the Trojans will host 12th-seeded Greenfield in the first round of the WIAA Division 2 playoffs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Whitman Field. If Wauwatosa West advances, it will face the winner of fourth-seeded Brookfield East and 13th-seeded South Milwaukee in a regional final Oct. 22.
West girls swimming and diving
The Trojans' girls swimming and diving team fell, 108-68, to New Berlin Eisenhower in a Woodland Conference dual meet Oct. 11.
Julia Larson won two events for Wauwatosa West, swimming the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.66 and the 100 freestyle in 57.06. Also winning for the Trojans was Megan Krummel with a time of 1:21.13 in the 100 breaststroke.
Wauwatosa West earned 176 team points to take fifth place at the Fort Atkinson Invitational on Oct. 15.
Larson was a multiple-event winner again for the Trojans, as she took first place in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle.