The Newly reformed Kingco 4A league entered the 2008 XC season with a fast a furious jamboree debut. Lincoln Park in Seattle hosted the race which looked a lot like the Omack Stampede. The beautiful day bode well for fast times. The fast times looked more like November than a warm and sunny September afternoon.
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TODD MILLES PASCO – There was a bit of extracurricular pointing toward the sky by the Bellarmine Prep girls track and field team as it was presented its trophy for winning the Class 4A championship Saturday. The girls were tired. They were somewhat relieved. And they were still fuming. The Lions achieved their goal of winning the 4A team title for the second time, and first since 2005, but the way they went about it? That was something coach Matt Ellis never figured on. “As a coach ... you figure out how to script a run at a championship,” Ellis said. “And nothing went according to that plan.” With 761/2 points, Bellarmine Prep ended Gig Harbor’s reign as 4A champion. The Tides were runners-up with 65 points in what turned out to be a two-team battle.
Not even fierce gusts of wind and flying debris could stop the Redmond cross-country team Thursday. Mustangs junior Sarah Lord won her second straight KingCo 4A girls championship with a personal-best 18 minutes, 7 seconds, and senior Anthony Ellis took the boys' title in 16:08 on the 3.1-mile Lincoln Park course in West Seattle. Redmond's boys capped an undefeated league season with a team title and had the top three individual finishers Thursday. Aiden Irish (16:11) and Mack Young (16:12) finished seconds behind their teammate. "Going 1-2-3 is great," said Ellis, who had to avoid falling on slippery leaves and pine needles.
Andre Nelson, Sophomore , SHadle Park of Spokane won yet another invitasioal, this week at the high powered Richland Invitational, she took first place with a 30 second lead over the number 2 runner.Andrea has won every invitational she has entered in this year and has set the course record at Mt Baker. 17:22
The wave of green and gold singlets gliding through the finish chute on Sept. 26th was somewhat of a tidal wave as the Redmond girls and boys varsity and JV boys swept the six-team meet at Finn Hill Junior high. The girls went 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, led by the 1-2 punch of junior Sarah Lord and sophomore Devin McMahon. The Lady Stangs are currently sitting 4th in the state coaches poll and are currently undefeated in regular season league meets. On the boys side, senior Anthony Ellis led Redmond to victory. Junior Aiden Irish followed in 2nd with fellow sophomore teammates, Mack Young and Will Young (no relation) in 7th and 8th.
Gig Harbor Girls and Ferris Boys continue their March to the Sea. Taking third place, Kesslee Payne again leads the Gig Harbor girls to a 2nd place spot at the elite meeting of the nations best at the Nike Team Nationals this weekend in Portland. Oregon. Kenyans sweep first four spots to win the OPEN womans event,with 25 points; Gig WA girls are first American team in the same OPEN event. Ferris locks in a 3rd with an outstanding show in the Championship group, again pushing ahead of their ever rival Mead.
By Brandon Cossel Journal Reporter KIRKLAND
By Brandon Cossel Journal Reporter KIRKLAND
The Redmond boys and girls cross country teams galloped into the school
The Newly Formed GSHL-KINGCO $A BiDistrict Meet holds it s opening salvo at FINN HILL JR HIGH in Kirlkland WA. A perfect fall day steps everyone closer to Pasco.
On a cold, wet, Seattle day, 9 teams from the prestigious KINGCO 4A district duked it out for the season. In spite of all the mud and rain, two figures brightened the gloomy sky over Lincoln Park. Sarah Lord 18:15 Doug Holt 15:40
Oh Lord, she\'s fast! Sarah Lord led the 5th ranked 4A Redmond Mustangs to victory over league rivals Eastlake, Juanita and Lake Washington last Thursday at Grasslawn Park. The Mustangs capped an undefeated regular dual-meet season as they finished out at 10-0 heading into this week\'s showdown at the KingCo Championship meet.Lord cruised on the flat and fast course, setting a new course record in 18:08. But unlike some of her previous races, Lord was challenged from the start with a pack of Eastlake Wolves on her heels. The Wolves, ranked just a spot ahead of Redmond in a previous 4A poll, put Redmond to the test, packing their top 6 in the lead pack in the early parts of the race.
Photo Gallery of Tri Meet at Hatrman Park. Redmond, Woodinville, Ballard
Whether it\'s the high-level of intense competition or the carnival atmosphere that pervades Franklin Park, inspiration can be found in abundance at the Sunfair Invitational. So much so that anxiously waiting for your race can be the toughest part of the day. But as West Valley\'s Stephanie Shuel and Davis\' Sandra Martinez warmed up for the featured event Saturday afternoon