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NG-M takes second place
New Glarus-Monticello sophomore Madeline Brunner finished 25th at the Capitol Conference meet Saturday at the Edelweiss Country Club and the Knights took second as a team.
NEW GLARUS - The New Glarus-Monticello girls cross country team may not have been at full strength, but the Knights ran to a second-place finish in the Capitol Conference meet Saturday at the Edelweiss Country Club.

New Glarus-Monticello junior LouAnn Judd, who has battled a shin injury, finished 23rd with a time of 17 minutes, 12 seconds to lead the Knights. Judd said her goal was winning a conference championship as a team. Waterloo outdistanced New Glarus-Monticello 35-47 for the conference title.

"I was hoping for first team all-conference," Judd said of her individual goal.

Judd wasn't satisfied with her race.

"I had a crappy race compared to most," she said. "I'm a little worn out and my shin has been hurting. It doesn't help when you are injured."

Sophomore Madeline Brunner took 25th (17:18) and junior Amanda Kaiser was 32nd (17:31). Freshman Natalie Kolasa finished 33rd (17:32) and junior Jessie Pratt took 43rd (17:55).

New Glarus-Monticello coach Steve Wehrley said the Knights had the lead at the mile mark.

"Waterloo did what they do best," Wehrley said. "They pushed up and passed us the last half of the race. Waterloo is a very competitive team. This is their year."

New Glarus-Monticello now prepares for the WIAA Division 2 Platteville sectional Saturday, Oct. 24.

Wehrley isn't concerned that Judd will be limited by a shin injury at the sectional.

"LouAnn Judd can run on one leg," he said. "Nothing stops her."