Some fast times took place this weekend across the state!
4th Annual Battle for the 509 at the Fairways Golf Course in Cheney, WA.
Beginning with the Battle for the 509: The victor of the varsity boys race was Brody Hartley of (Walla Walla Senior High School) with a time of 15:35.42. Trailing him was a photo finish race for second between Brycen Gardner (Mead Senior High School) and Evan Bruce (Lewis And Clark High School)! Gardner secured second with a time of 15:43.38, with Bruce breathing down his neck at 15:43.88, claiming third. The second pack of the field poured in seconds past the 16-minute mark.
This year the Mead Senior High School boys emerged as victors over the 509 schools! Some strong performances by the Mead Senior High School (74 pts) boys gave them a sizable lead over second place, Lewis And Clark High School (119 pts).
On the varsity girl's side the crowd saw a captivating performance by Macy Marquardt (Kennewick High School) clocking 17:06.85! Runner up was Samantha Wood (Post Falls High School) finishing with a time of 17:32.97. Wood was closely followed by her teammate Anna Peters at 17:41.29. With a gap of about thirty seconds, the rest of the field trickled in with times well under the 19-minute mark.
Even though Wood and Peters from Post Falls High School had phenomenal races, it was not enough to beat Lewis And Clark High School (54 pts) for the win. Lewis and Clark had all five of their runners in the top 20, giving them the team win over Post Falls High School (95 pts).
The Harvest Classic at Life Works in Longview, WA.
The boy's 5000 run saw a sprint out for first place as the first three spots were separated by a total of three seconds! Timothy Bradshaw (Cedar Tree Classical Christian High School) claimed the win with a time of 16:48.9 Adam Nixon (Mark Morris High School) finished less than a second behind with a time of 16:49.40. Levi Jennings (Rochester High School) finished right behind Bradshaw and Nixon with a time of 16:51.40. The second pack of runners trickled in between the 17 and 18-minute mark.
The girl's race saw a dominating performance by Makena Houston (Columbia Christian) annihilating the rest of the field, clocking a time of 17:31.30. Almost two minutes ahead of second-place! Second and third place were claimed by Delaney Draeger and Sadie Gump of Vernonia, finishing in 19:29.00 and 19:48.50.
Focusing on the boy's elite three-mile race, Isaac Teeples (Kamiakin High School) claimed another victory with a time of 15:03.25. Teeples finished ahead of Cruize Corvin (Lakes High School) who finished with 15:28.06. These two separated from the rest of the field as Teeples and Corvin were a full minute ahead of third place.
As for the girl's elite three-mile race, Kate Laurent (Ellensburg High School) claimed the win over Alanna Parker (Mead Senior High School) with a time of 18:51.13. Parker finished on her heels with a time of 18:58.95. Laurent and Parker were the only two in the field that finished under 19:00.