Washington Cross Country Weekend Recap 10/9

Some strong performances took place this weekend around the state! 

The 52nd Max Jensen Richland Invitational 2021 in Richland, WA.

For the three mile race on the boy's side, Jamar Distel (Riverside High School) scorched the rest of the field by more than 45 seconds, finishing in 14:12.54. Finishing behind him, still under the 15:00 mark was Brycen Gardner (Mead Senior High School) in 14:59.75. The third place spot was claimed by Brian Bowers (Lewis And Clark High School) with a time of 15:12.89. Bowers worked together with his teammate Evan Bruce as Bruce finished right behind him with a time of 15:14.89.

As for the team score, Mead Senior High School, with 92 points, narrowly edged out Seattle Preparatory School by 7 points for the win. Gardner's placing second overall was a strong factor in Mead's win. 

On the girl's side, Macy Marquardt (Kennewick High School) also displayed a dominant performance over the rest of the field as she clocked a time of 16:23.70. Marquardt finished over a minute ahead of second place! Not to overlook her performance, Logan Hofstee (East Valley High School) came away with a strong second place time, holding about a twenty second gap between her and third place. Hofstee finished in 17:42.20. Kendall Carter (North Central High School) came out ahead of the pack to take third place overall with a time of 18:01.38.

For the team score, Mead Senior High School ran away with this one with a score of 43 points. Kennewick High School finished as the runner up with a team score of 109.


Bill Kehoe Invitational 2021 in Lacey, WA.

In the Elite Boys race Ethan Coleman (Olympia High School) ran away from the field, clocking a time of 14:52.70. Cian Monaghan (Puyallup Senior High School) was runner up, beating the first pack of boys with a time of 16:03.10. John Hoffer (Tumwater High School) was third with a time of 16:07.10.

The team scores were very close with Puyallup Senior High School walking away with the win, posting a score of 92 points. Strong performances from Puyallup's #4 and #5 runners placed them ahead of Olympia High School, which finished with 98 points. 

In the Elite Girls race Alexis Leone (Seton Catholic) took the top spot over the rest of the field with a time of 18:10.10. Hannah Lee (Peninsula High School) finished a few strides behind Leone, taking second with a time of 18:17.30. Lara Carrion (Seton Catholic) finished in third place with a time of 18:37.40.

Central Kitsap High School (68) emerged victorious over Seton Catholic (89) as strong performances from their #4 and #5 runners helped them distance themselves from Seton Catholic. Central Kitsap had a 1-5 split of 0:53, a strong team display all around. 

CAN-AM Invitational in Colville, WA

For the varsity boys, in a close race for first, Zeke Crockett (Chewelah) triumphed over Kellen Souza (IC Academy) with a time of 16:58.00. Souza finished with a time of 17:02.00. Barrett Poulsen (Freeman High School) finished third overall with a time of 17:13.00.

Rogers High School, with 37 points, took the team win for the varsity boys. Rogers' team success was due to placing five runners in the top fifteen. Chewelah was the runner up, trailing Rogers High School with a score of 58 points.

For the varsity girls, Eliza Fazzari (Colville Senior High School) placed first with a time of 21:25.00. Lily Jones (Freeman High School) was the runner up to Fazzari, only seconds behind her, clocking 21:31.00. Syreni Sandoval (Omak Senior High School) came through the line third overall with a time of 21:42.00.

The Colville Senior High School girls, with 45 points, beat out Rogers High School girls for the team win by narrowly beating them by five points.

Liberty Bell Invitational in Winthrop, WA 

The winner of the boys three mile race was Will Halpin (Liberty Bell Junior Senior High School) with a time of 16:38.20. Halpin finished with a comfortable lead over second place, Juan David Martinez (Brewster Junior Senior High School) who finished with a time of 17:01.70. Kaden Miller (Cashmere High School) was just seconds behind Martinez, with a time of 17:08.40.

Led by Halpin, Liberty Bell Junior Senior High School ran away with the boy's race with a score of 24 points. Cashmere High School finished as the team runner up with a score of 54 points.

Leki Albright (Liberty Bell Junior Senior High School) took the individual win with a time of 19:42.7. Albright was followed by her teammate Jori Grialou with a time of 20:13.09. Third place, Dashe McCabe, was also from Liberty Bell Junior Senior High School with a time of 20:38.70.

Liberty Bell Junior Senior High School girls won as a team with a perfect score of 15! Although they were the only school with enough runners to qualify as a team, there were other schools competing in the race.


 Mountain Loop Invitational in Granite Falls, WA

Cooper Billiter (Oak Harbor High School) was the individual winner for the varsity boys with a time of 17:02.1. Trailing Billiter was Jakob Broadbent (Lake Stevens High School) with 17:13.50. Broadbent was closely followed by his teammate Ammon Wagner with a time of 17:16.90.

The second and third place finishes by Broadbent and Wagner propelled Lake Stevens High School to the team win with a score of 28 points. Oak Harbor High School was the team runner up with a score of 40 points.

On the varsity girls side, Ashley Reeck (Lake Stevens High School) emerged victorious over the field with a time of 19:59.10. Trailing Reeck was her teammate Alexis Buhman with a time of 20:09.40. Finishing third overall was Naomi Atwood (South Whidbey High School) with a time of 20:16.70.

The winning girls team was Lake Stevens High School with a strong 24 points. Lake Stevens claimed the win for both the boys and the girls race. South Whidbey High School was the runner up with 68 points.