By PATRICK SLACK
Eighth-grader Emma Hoheisel was the first Pierz girls runner across the finish line in 17:23.9 to lead the Pioneers to 13th place at Friday’s Section 5A meet in Pierz.
Sophomore Arre Langer (17:42.3) and senior Megan Hoheisel (17:42.5) came in shortly after, followed by sophomores Dana Hennen (17:52.6) and Maggie Gruber (18:05.0), eighth-grader Lily Guck (18:30.8) and senior Beth Broschofsky (22:31.3).
Sophomore Kyle Becker placed 44th overall in 18:08.0 and senior Will Corbett took 62nd in 18:44.8 to pace the Pierz boys to 18th place.
Freshman Matt Janson (20:10.1), senior Elias Schomer (21:00.0), sophomore Daniel Tautges (21:02.9) and junior Mitchell Czech (22:26.4) rounded out the Pioneers’ lineup.
Seniors for Pierz included Corbett and Schomer on the boys team and Broschofsky and Megan Hoheisel on the girls team.