The winning streak continued for the West Allis Hale boys cross country team last week, and this time, the girls team got in on the fun as well.
The Huskies captured both team championships at Friday's Waterford Invitational, with the boys scoring 49 points to top Germantown's 57 and the girls tallying 55 points to nip Waterford with 62.
The Hale boys ran their meet-winning string to three, adding the Waterford crown to those from the Burlington Invitational and the Kettle Moraine Relays.
The girls notched their first invitational victory since the Greater Metro Conference Meet in 2006.
"The girls ran awesome races on the same day to get the victory," head coach Terry Labinski said. "It was a great meet for us. The girls' hard work in practice is now showing up in the meet results."
The West Allis Central teams both ran in the meet as well, with the boys coming in sixth with 162 points and the girls 11th with 295 points.
Both Hale and Central now take part in the GMC Meet Saturday at Greenfield Park. The girls varsity runs at about 11 a.m. and the boys at about 11:30 a.m.
Hale is considered one of the favorites in the boys race, along with Marquette, while the girls event has Brookfield Central as the top choice.
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Ellie Probst paced the girls at Waterford by finishing second in 15 minutes, 33 seconds, which is a personal best as well as the second-best time for a Hale senior in school history.
Madison Mihaljevic came in ninth (16:26), followed by April Koshen 11th (16:38), Caroline Daniels 16th (personal best 16:48), Jenna Freund 17th (17:02), Grace Kusik 23rd (17:23), Dana Pomerenke 44th (18:06) and Cassie Whittier 55th (18:54).
Labinski said between varsity and junior varsity, the Huskies saw 13 girls out of 20 run season or personal bests.
For the boys, Dan Nelson posted second place (personal best 16:28) and he was joined in the top 10 runners by Tony Lozano in fifth (personal best 16:54) and Bailey Keune seventh (personal best 17:01).
Alec Krause was not far from the top 10 with 11th (personal best 17:19), while Kevin Reed ran 24th (17:51), Alex Elliott 27th (17:53) and Aaron Wojtysiak 34th (18:00).
The Huskies ran without senior co-captain Tim Ebben.
"Tim could have run, but we decided to rest his sore legs for the (Greater Metro) Conference meet and the (WIAA) sectional," head coach Ron Kurtz said. "He has been as high as our second man this season."
The Huskies also beat West Allis Central for the third time this season, clinching the city championship for the sixth straight season and the 38th time overall. That title goes to whichever team beats the other head-to-head in more meets.
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The boys were led by Ryan Twaroski in 23rd (17:50), and he was followed by Ruslan Steininger 26th (17:53), Collin Borazo 30th (17:57), Enrico Andrilli 35th (18:01), Jack Rindahl 49th (18:21), Joey Kleist 68th (19:15), Josh Boeder 70th (19:25) and Kevin Baier 71st (19:26).
For the Central girls, Amanda Cieslinski took 49th (18:27), Kirsten Donnerbauer 60th (19:16), Kristen Walter 63rd (19:35), Becky Schwindt 65th (19:39), Hannah Pfister 66th (19:39) and Dana Batchelor 72nd (21:09).
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