Prep cross country: Tomahawk Twilight
Joe Dyer / The Herald
Varsity boys (left to right) Elijah Hawkins of the Foster Bulldogs, Tyler Church of the Olympic Trojans, and Gunnar Swenson of the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats compete in a 5k race at the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday. Hundreds of high school runners weaved through the scenic course traveling over many small hills and valleys along the way.
Stellin ran the 5,000 meter course in 19:12, one second behind Kacey Kemper of King's, but South Whidbey edged the Knights by seven points in the team standings.
The King's boys team also put in a strong performance, placing second behind Lindbergh. Andrew Ayers (16:18) finished third to pace the Knights.
Jack Griffing of Edmonds-Woodway recorded a time of 15:44.1 to end up fourth in the boys 3A-4A race. Mason Nichol's eighth place time of 15:58 led Lake Stevens to second place.
At Cedarcrest G.C.
Boys team scores (top 3 only)--Varsity 1B-2A: Lindbergh 69, King's 100, Franklin Pierce 120. Varsity 3A-4A: 1. Bothell 117, Lake Stevens 119, Eastlake 131.
Varsity 1B-2A--1. Stephen Bottoms (Onalaska) 15:44, 2. Nehemiah Barrett (Franklin Pierce) 15:58, 3. Andrew Ayers (King's) 16:18, 4. Kyle Cole (Cedar Park Christian-Bothell) 16:22, 5. Mohammud Abdi (Lindbergh) 16:48. Varsity 3A-4A--1. Keegan Symmes (Skyline) 15:23, 2. Michael Mendenhall (Inglemoor) 15:34, 3. Sam Griner (Interlake) 15:41, 4. Jack Griffing (Edmonds-Woodway) 15:44.1, 5. Charlie Barringer (Bothell) 15:44.7.
Girls team scores (top 3 only)--Varsity 1B-2A: South Whidbey 79, King's 86, Cedar Park Christian-Bothell 90
Varsity 1B-2A--1. Sally Larson (CPC-B) 18:08, 2. Audrey Western (University Prep) 19:10, 3. Kacey Kemper (King's) 19:11, 4. Lilliana Stellin (SW) 19:12, 5. Camille Moore (Bush) 19:15. Varsity 3A-4A--1. Kyra Burke (Inglemoor) 18:13, 2. Andrea Masterson (Lakeside) 18:15, 3. Rebecca Delacruz-Gund (Lakeside) 18:37, 4. Jessica Spray (Newport) 18:43, 5. Moira O'Connor Lent (Holy Names) 18:51.