Mya Hartjes ’23, Drew Stephens ’22, and Thomas Stephens ’22 represented the University School of Milwaukee cross country team by running as individuals in the 2019 WIAA Division 2 State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2 at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Hartjes took 11th place in the girls’ race, with a time of 19:26.0. Drew Stephens took 17th place in the boys’ race with a time of 16:55.7, while his twin brother Thomas took 73rd place at 17:29.1.
“We are so proud of Mya, Thomas, and Drew, not only for their race performances but for how they conducted themselves in such a high-stakes meet,” said Eric Pilling, USM’s head coach. “The state meet can be intimidating but Mya, Drew, and Thomas kept their composure and focused on what got them there: smart racing with a strong second half.”
The doubles teams of Stephanie Guy ’20 and Grace Gridley ’20, and Rebecca Daskal ’22 and Kala Siddalingaiah ’21, represented the USM’s girls’ tennis team at the WIAA Division 2 Individual State Tournament last October. Seeded second in the tournament, Guy and Gridley made it all the way to the semi-finals but lost to third-seeded pair Jensen Christensen and Grace Tostrud of Monroe, Wisconsin. The loss put Guy and Gridley into the match for third place in the state, where they defeated Rylee Teuteberg and Alex Strum, 6-2, 6-4 to place third.
Daskal and Siddalingaiah began the tournament with a victory, defeating Sophie Roundeau and Katie Metcalf of East Troy, Wisconsin, 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round on Thursday evening. They met their match against the tournament’s top-seeded team, Erika Curtin and Ellie Macksood of Xavier, who won the second round match by a score of 6-4, 6-4.