Job Roloff and Nolan Rudd both placed in the top four for the Greendale boys in the Mukwonago Invitational cross-country meet on Sept. 29.
Roloff finished second with 16 minutes, 27 seconds, and Rudd came in fourth at 16:38 for Greendale, which tallied 104 points for fourth place in the 11-team field.
"Job continued his torrid pace of improvement from 2015," coach Corey Binnebose said. "He came in second after being about 15th at the 1,000-meter mark. His race plan is to let others burn out of the gates and get oxygen debt, then pass them not giving them a chance to stay with him. Nolan had his best race ever to give us one of the best 1-2 punches in the area."
Ryan Unruh captured 20th (17:28), Logan Lutz 29th (17:46), Travis Bradford 49th (18:28) and Justin Baerwald 53rd (18:41).
"Ryan, Logan, Travis and Justin continue to improve, with Unruh and Lutz doing excellently as first-year high school runners," Binnebose said. "An important piece to our team, Logan Groh, was ill and did not run."
Binnebose said the top eight runners overall (six on varsity and the first two on junior varsity) posted personal bests.
"We were 15 points out of second without a complete varsity group; I am satisfied in our direction," he said, adding that freshmen Theo Barzynski and Matthew Stilling are making bids for varsity spots.
The Greendale girls tallied 250 points for 10th place, led by Emma Polenske's sixth (personal-best 19:39).
"Emma keeps gaining confidence in her 5-K abilities," Binnebose said. "Most of the girls that have been beating her this season are not in our conference or sectional, so they are not of our concern heading to the postseason."
Alyssa Dobbs took 56th (22:52), Cassidy Sanchez 59th (personal-best 23:08), Ellen Abad Santos 63rd (23:28), Madison Ryback 66th (personal-best 23:40), Bella Thiel 67th (personal-best 23:45) and Emma Zei 68th (23:46).
"Alyssa, Cassidy, Ellen, Madison, Bella and Emma all finished within 55 seconds of each other but need to all pick up 20 seconds each to improve our team finish," Binnebose said, adding that Kelsey Sodemann will factor into the varsity this week.