- High school runners will take on sectionals this weekend.
Every school from the Great Northern Conference, except Medford, will compete in Tomahawk.
You might want to watch out for Rhinelander Freshman Alayna Franson.
She finished second at this past weekend's Great Northern Conference Cross Country Meet, and Franson doesn't want the season to end soon.
Franson doesn't consider her freshman title negative. Instead she looks at her class as a challenge.
"I wanted to push myself and see what I could do as a freshman and see how far I could go," said Franson.
Franson thinks she can run up front, but that wasn't always the case this year.
"I thought I'd be pretty much in the middle of the pack and when I came out there in the first race," said Franson
But she wasn't and ended up towards the front.
"It was really a reality check," said Franson.
Her coach says she has continued to build on her talent after the first race.
"Alayna has been great this season," said Rhinelander's Assistant Coach, Brittany Haakenson. "She has been working so hard especially the past couple weeks. I've seen her work those hills in practices and improving with her time all season. It's great to see her hard work pay off."
The hard work could mean success at sectionals. Regardless, Franson is happy with the relationships she's made during her first year.
"With a small team you bond better and I talk to them like one of my family," said Franson.
Franson hopes she can make that family proud this weekend.
The Tomahawk Sectional will start with the boys running at 11 A.M.
The meet is at the Edgewater Country Club.