LaCrossFremont (Wis.) senior Chris Rombough completed his New London High School athletic career with an impressive performance at the recent Wisconsin State Division I Track & Field Championships in LaCrosse, Wis., in early June. Rombough, who signed a National Letter of Intent last fall to compete for the Minnesota men’s cross country and track teams, captured state titles in both the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meters run.
Rombough set a new state record in winning the 3,200m race, posting a time of 8 minutes, 57.73 seconds, breaking the mark of current Wisconsin All-American Chris Solinsky. Rombough added the title in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:11.61. The 20 points Rombough scored single-handedly propelled the Bulldogs into a tie for ninth place in the final team standings.
On Friday (June 17), Rombough will face several of the nation’s top distance runners at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. Rombough will compete in the 2-mile run.
Rombough is also a two-time state cross country champion and finished his cross country season last fall by placing fifth at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships.