Adams still short of OFHS school record

The Oconto Falls High School cross country record is safe — for now.

J.R. Miller has held the mark of 16:01 since 1997. Miller’s older sister is current Oconto County Clerk Kim Pytleski, who brought up the subject at the Oct. 26 county board meeting.

That’s because Supervisor Al Schreiber’s grandson, Ben Adams, is currently just six seconds off the record, and he was preparing to represent OFHS at the state cross country tournament in Wisconsin Rapids two days later.

“I know my brother has spoken to Ben and said, ‘Run fast, because records are meant to be broken,’” Pytleski told Schreiber. “So congratulations to your grandson. That is a pretty awesome record he’s right on the verge of breaking; that’s a lot of years.”

Adams finished 38th at state with a time of 17:03, nearly a minute behind his current personal best, but he is a junior this year and so has another season to chase the record.

Two other runners represented Oconto Falls at state — Hailey Delzer finished 57th with 20:33, and Brooke Hodkiewicz finished 75th at 20:52.