Arthur Wellenstein ended his sophomore cross country season in strong fashion at the 2019 WIAA Boys Division 1 State Cross Country Meet.
In the brisk 36 degree weather on the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids, Arthur covered the challenging 5000 meter course in 16:51 which was good for 60th place. He crossed the 1 mile mark in 68th place at 5 minutes and 11 seconds, then moved up 2 places by the 2 mile mark at 10:47. It was cold and windy conditions on the most challenging course we run on all season and Arthur finished strong over the final 400 meters to pass another 6 runners.
This was Arthur’s first time competing at the state meet and he gained a lot of experience with racing in such a large pack and gained valuable knowledge of the demands of the course. He also had a sizable support crew with his family and over 20 current and former Red Raider Harriers in attendance to cheer him on.
Congrats to Arthur and the entire team on a great season!