Brooke Strege First at Bremser Invite

Brooke Strege had the fastest time Thursday among girls from small schools in the Bremser Invite at Mishicot.

The Southern Door senior finished the 5,000-meter course in 20 minutes, 23.09 seconds, 16.84 seconds ahead of the small-school runner-up, Kewaunee freshman Hannah Miller.

Emma Bousley added a top-10 finish for the Eagles by placing seventh in 21:25.07.

Sevastopol and Gibraltar, which like Southern Door are in Division 3 for cross country, also competed in the small-school division. The top finishers for their respective teams were Pioneers junior Bea Dramm placing 11th in 21:36.13 and Vikings senior Betsy Lecy coming in 21st in 22:08.31.

Sevastopol (156) and Southern Door (178) placed fifth and seventh, respectively, in the girls small-school team standings, with Cedar Grove-Belgium (42), Reedsville (75) and Ozaukee (88) finishing in the top three.

Among boys in the small-school division, Southern Door sophomore Ben Grota placed 10th in 17:56.76, nearly a minute and a half behind the top finisher, Ozaukee senior Owen Klaus.

Gibraltar’s top runner was senior Logan Mittermann, who placed 19th in 18:37.35.

Sevastopol’s only boy to complete, sophomore Jairus Dadam, finished 36th in 19:30.45.

Southern Door (235) placed 11th in the small-school boys team standings, with Ozaukee (59), Sheboygan Area Lutheran (67) and Manitowoc Lutheran (87) finishing in the top three.

Sturgeon Bay, the only Door County school in Division 2 for cross country, competed in the Bremser Invite’s large-school division.

In the girls competition, Clippers junior Julia Kurek placed 59th with the team’s top time of 22:46.72, more than 4 minutes off the winning pace of West De Pere sophomore Kate Schmoll.

Sturgeon Bay (386) placed 13th in the girls large-school standings, with Kiel (73), Fox Valley Lutheran (85) and De Pere (85) in the top three.