Shawano struggled from the beginning of the Seymour Invitational on Thursday, falling off the pace from the start of the 22-team meet.
The boys team, which finished in 15th place, was paced by Chase Lhotka, who finished in 22nd place in a time of 18 minutes, 6 seconds.
“He is doing a fantastic job,” Shawano head coach Steve Stomberg said. “The way the course was, he had to get out there right away.”
Appleton North (55) ran away with the boys title. Second-place Appleton West was 113 points behind.
After Lhotka, Griffin Bohm (19:18) finished 76th, Brandon Pagel (19:19) 77th and Karsten Anderson (19:25) 81st for the Hawks.
Shawano’s girls team, which only ran two seniors, Sophia Holstrum and Hannah Williams, showed promise despite finishing 21st with a score of 567. Alice Hoffman (23:48) finished in 96th and freshman Haley Williams( 24:31) was 112th.
“We’ve got a very young, talented girls team,” Stomberg said.