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Senior Jacob Ball, left, is all alone at the end of the boys' race at last Tuesday's Hudson Cross Country Invitational. Raider sophomore Katie Wetzstein closes in on the finish line to take first place in the girls' race at the Hudson Cross Country Invitational last Tuesday with a time of 15 minutes, 31.5 seconds, 11 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Photos by Bob Burrows

Ball, Wetzstein run to Hudson Invite titles

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Hudson's cross country teams tuned up for Saturday's huge Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul by turning in strong performances on their home course Tuesday at the Hudson Invitational.


Jacob Ball, Matt Rudquist and Ryan Kromer finished first, second, and fourth, respectively, in the boys race to lead the Raiders to a first-place team finish while Katie Wetzstein and Rachel Zachar took first and third in the girls' race as the Raider girls place third in the 10-team standings.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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