Sports Tri Cities Wrap Up

Roundup: Royal's Jimenez runs off with Connell Invite, course record

CONNELL -- Royal's Rigoberto Jimenez followed up last week's win at the Mid-Columbia Basin Invite with another victory and a course record.

Notebook: Hermiston boys show depth

The Hermiston boys and girls posted matching third-place finishes in last weekend's sweepstakes races at the New Balance Festival of Champions at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Roundup: Richland girls remain No. 8 in state poll

The Richland girls held steady at No. 8 in the 4A poll while the Kamiakin boys fell to No. 8 in the 3A poll this week, voted upon by the state coaches.

Roundup: Moses Lake wins invite

MOSES LAKE -- Royal's Rigoberto Jimenez won the Mid-Columbia Basin Invite by more than a minute over teammate Ethan Tonnemaker, but it was Moses Lake's pack that lifted the Chiefs to the boys team title.

Fisher leads St. John-Endicott to win in Pasco

David Fischer of St. John-Endictot completed the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 14 seconds Wednesday to win six-team meet staged in Pasco by Tri-Cities Prep.

Roundup: Richland's Schweiger edges Fiske

Richland's Nathan Schweiger held off Kamiakin's Evan Fiske by 3 seconds to win a CBL meet at Wenatchee's Walla Walla Point Park.

Rankings have Kamiakin boys No. 3 in Class 3A

The Kamiakin boys are No. 3 in the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association rankings as of Sept. 11, 2007.

Sun rising in stature: Southridge's Andrew Gonzales setting the pace this season

As a rookie in the Columbia Basin 3A last season, Andrew Gonzales was perfectly content to glide along with the pack and let others set the pace.

League-by-league preview

The following is a quick look at the top four classifications in the Mid-Columbia.

Roundup: Kamiakin's Fiske earns top-10 finish in Spokane

SPOKANE -- Evan Fiske of Kamiakin finished ninth with a time of 16:18.0 at the Tracy Walters Meet on Saturday.

Hermiston Invitational

HERMISTON - The Richland boys and girls teams each took first place at the Hermiston Invitational, with Benn Fussner, Nathan Schweiger and Katie Mahoney leading the pack for the Bombers.

Washington Coaches Poll

The latest Washington Coaches' Poll as of Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007:

Ephrata dominates Connell jamboree

Eddie Pineda and Quinton Hendrickson of Ephrata led the pack at the Connell jamboree, finishing the 1.5-mile run in 8:19.