Cross Country


The Boys’ and Girls’ High School Cross Country teams are a family of athletes who are dedicated to each other and who work hard each day to achieve their goals. We pride ourselves on not only developing runners but developing people into confident, goal-oriented, and supportive teammates who carry their lessons and experiences from our sport into all aspects of their life.

We have a Varsity and JV boys’ and girls’ team. Varsity consists of the 7 fastest runners each week (typically based off the prior week’s race). JV has unlimited entries which means everyone has the opportunity to race each week. Teams and individuals, both, can qualify for the WIAA State Championship Meet at the end of the season.

The high school race course is 5000 meters (just over three miles). Athletes are trained by the coaches based off where each person is individually at. Whether you have never run a mile or you have run 100’s of miles you will be given the same attention from the coaching staff to help you be able to confidently run in a race and work towards your goals and the team goals.

The high school season runs from the middle of August through the end of October. We have a signup meeting in May each year, and individualized off-season training programs are provided to each athlete to follow leading up to the season. We meet to start practice at the JFK fieldhouse and run at numerous locations for practice each day.

Parents and athletes should contact Head Coach Michael Bubolz at [email protected] if interested in learning more.

Join the Manty Cross Country Facebook Page to cheer on the runners!


school  record holderThe 2022-2023 season included Senior Mason Gates breaking the 5,000-meter school record with a time of 15:28 at the Shawano Hawk Invitational.  The record was set by Bill Knier with a time of 15:45 in 1981. Gates also earned 10th Place at the State Meet in October.   

The 2021-22 season finished with Junior Mason Gates earning 19th place out of 187 runners with a time of 16:26 at the State Competition in Wisconsin Rapids.  

State 2021-22
(Coach Bubolz, Dawson Disch, Elena Zavila, Gwen Stryzewski, Landon Stanislowski, Zach Bergner, Mason Gates, Cale Luer.  Back row:  CC Alumi Sam Jacobson, Caleb Jatczak, Ethan Frisch, Sawyer Krall, Tyson Rupp, Isaac Merten, Carson Goetz, Dillon Meisnest, Coach Simonar and Coach Ziolkowski.)

State tent 2021-22

(Elena Zavila, Gwen Stryzewski, Matt Abler, Ethan Frisch, Cale Luer, Caleb Jatczak, Dillon Meisnest, Mason Gates, Tyson Rupp, Carson Zutz, Dawson Disch, Tessa Campbell, Devin Talley, Kaitlyn Stanislowski, Addison Jalbert and Cabrena Stockinger.)

The 2020-21 season was postponed to Spring due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, but the Boys Team took 5th in the Alternate State Cross Country Meet with Sophomore Mason Gates placing 9th overall with a PR time of 16:00.80.  Sophomore Elena Zavala competed at State and beat her PR with a 21:02.5, placing 48th.   

Ships 5th at State 2021
(Coach Bubolz, Mason Gates, Matthew Abler, Carson Goetz, Carson Zutz, Zach Bergner, Sam Jacobson, Max Bailey, Isaac Merten, Elena Zavala, Gwen Stryzewski and Coach Ziolkowski.)

The 2019-2020 season wrapped up with LHS Junior Max Bailey competing at the State Cross Country Meet. 
Bailey and Coaches


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