After winning 10 Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association (WISAA) State Titles from 1981 through 1991, the PacelliHigh School girls cross country team is going to the WIAA State Meet for the first time.
The Cardinals finished second at the Athens Sectional Friday, Oct. 25, as they scored 88 points to finish behind Phillips (80) and ahead of Rosholt (103) to earn a trip to the WIAA Division 3 State Meet, which will be held at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
“We’re really excited,” said senior Caroline Gilchrist. “I’m glad I get to be a part of the team, and it’s a good way to end my senior year.”
“It was fun to watch,” said Pacelli cross country head coach Eugene Trzebiatowski of Sectionals. “I know how hard the kids work and I know how much they wanted it, and I’m glad they were rewarded by going to state.”