Aquinas cross country set for 5-meet season

Aquinas Catholic Schools has a green light for fall sports, so Blugold cross country can begin the chase for another state title, if a state meet is allowed.

The boys are coming off back-to-back Division 3 state titles and return several of their top five placers from last season.

COVID-19 didn’t really affect the team’ traditional summer running program. Head coach Wilhelmy says the seniors really took charge to organize everything and keep the team in good shape.
Aquinas has five meets penciled in, and coach says the team understands what’s at stake each time they come to practice.

“Literally, the season is going to depend on how obedient you are to following these regulations, because all we need is one COVID virus infection, and will at the very least be delayed two weeks,” head coach Geoff Wilhelmy said. “It’s a real risk. We think it’s worth it. It really means a lot to the kids to be able to have some sense of normalcy.”

Their first meet is set for next Tuesday at Westby. It’ll have a staggered start, with freshman and sophomores starting, and then upperclassmen beginning five minutes later.