Whitewater Middle School runner, Gio Anello, capped off an already impressive cross country season with a strong performance at the Footlocker Cross Country Midwest Region Championship held at UW-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Gio finished the 2017 cross country season undefeated and was the Rock Valley Conference middle school champion. He wanted to keep his momentum going and challenge himself by training to run at a national caliber meet. On Saturday, November 25th, Gio accomplished that goal by competing against middle school athletes from across the Midwest. Despite windy conditions, Gio finished 6th place overall with a time of 10:44 and was the top Wisconsin finisher in the race! Congratulations, Gio, on a race and season well run!