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Darlington boys, girls finish 5th; Albany boys 7th
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WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Both Darlington's girls and boys cross country teams finished in fifth place at the WIAA Division 3 state meet Saturday at The Ridges Golf Course.

The Lady Redbirds scored 153 points, 51 behind champion Oshkosh Lourdes.

Junior Hannah Robiolio led the way for Darlington, finishing 38th overall with a time of 16 minutes, 29.99 seconds in the 4,000-meter race. Sophomore Christa Wamsley was 45th (16:34.94), junior Amy Jorgenson came in 65th (16:51.09) with sophomore Cheyenne Wolfe (16:52.72) finishing three spots later. Sophomore Harley Douglas (17:01.03) capped the Redbirds' top-five with a 75th-place finish.

Pecatonica-Argyle junior Kendra Sigg finished 27th with a time of 16:09.36 and Albany freshman Bailey Hlavachek was 41st, finishing in 16:30.88.

University Lake School's Molly Seidel dominated the field for her third state title, taking top honors with a time of 13:44.32, over a minute quicker than the second place finisher. Seidel had the fastest time amongst all three divisions.

On the boys side, freshman Tyson Miehe was the first Redbird to cross the line, finishing eighth overall with a time of 16:48.42 in the 5,000-meter race. Junior teammate Destin Komprood was 29th with a time of 17:20.01. Michael Sinclair, a junior, was 84th overall (18:08.79), sophomore Quinn Cullen 86th (18:11.24) and sophomore Garth Garrison 91st (18:17.69) to round out the top five for Darlington (181).

Albany (199) was seventh as a team, receiving exceptional runs from senior Drew Mather (18th, 17:15.26), sophomore Jose Ramirez (23rd, 17:17.40) and junior Reece Whitehead (40th, 17:32.94).

Sophomore Johnny Kallgren (112th, 18:46.15) and junior Gavin Ruef (116th, 18:48.98) rounded out the Comets' top five.

Belleville senior Dennis Haak finished second (16:30.04), just over four seconds behind champion Jack Taylor from Webster. Kenosha St. Joseph's won the team title with a score of 107.