Another race, another win for Kate Jochims.
The Muskego sophomore claimed her fifth invitational title of the season in as many tries to lead the Warriors girls cross-country team to a second-place finish at the Eagle Invite at UW-Parkside on Oct. 1.
Muskego, ranked No. 3 in the state, finished with 83 team points to take second behind seventh-ranked Waukesha West, which had 69 points.
The Warriors' boys team also ran well at the Eagle Invite, coming in third behind the top two ranked teams in the state in Madison West and Arrowhead.
Jochims completed the course in 18 minutes, 25.7 seconds to win by nearly 34 seconds over Pewaukee sophomore Zoe Goodmanson and by 42 seconds over Brookfield Central junior Leah Neustedter.
Freshman Brittany Helm ran to a fifth-place finish in 19:30 and sophomore Jessica Michala took eighth in 19:39.3. Rounding out the scoring lineup for the Muskego girls were sophomore Elizabeth Missiaen (31st in 20:58.5) and senior Haley Maday (38th in 21:09.9).
Senior Callie Schulist (21:15.9), junior Justina Sviatoslavsky (21:28.3), freshman Sydney Bartz (21:55.0) and senior Brittany Jensen (22:06.8) also ran for the Warriors.
The Muskego boys were led for the third meet in a row by senior Kyle Neuroth, who took 15th in 16:53.7. Sophomore Adam Kierzek came in 17th in 17:01.6, senior Jake Petri placed 21st in 17:08.0, junior Gino Pierangeli was 29th in 17:22.3 and freshman Erik Kain completed the scoring lineup by taking 61st, breaking the 18-minute mark for the first time at 17:54.0.
"We took a solid step forward," Muskego boys cross-country coach C.J. Michaud said. "While the times won't prove all that useful in determining our progress - that was one of the muddiest cross-country meets in my 15 seasons of coaching - our third-place finish certainly left us in a good mood."
Other Warriors runners were junior Eric Jensen (18:00.5), senior Glenn Kaboskey (18:09.6), sophomore Tyler Termaat (18:10.9), senior Joseph Foye (18:14.7) and senior Nathan Literski (18:39.9).
"We are really looking forward to an end to all of this rain and mud so that we can see the times we know we are capable of running," Michaud said. "We also know that we are developing into a team that will hopefully have a shot to qualify for state for the fourth year in a row."