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High School Cross Country - 2012


Varsity boys (left to right) Blake Hallauer of the Skyline Spartans, Jacob Mendez of the Kelso Highlanders, and Cole Havener of the Everett Seagulls 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.

Varsity boys (left to right) Blake Hallauer of the Skyline Spartans, Jacob Mendez of the Kelso Highlanders, and Cole Havener of the Everett Seagulls 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. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)

Emma Wilsie of the Franklin Pierce Cardinals competes 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.

Emma Wilsie of the Franklin Pierce Cardinals competes 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. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Anna Hood of the South Whidbey Falcons (second from left) is supported by her teammates after running a 5k race at the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday.

Anna Hood of the South Whidbey Falcons (second from left) is supported by her teammates after running a 5k race at the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Varsity boys 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.

Varsity boys 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. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Justin Sundbury watches the varsity boys compete in a 5k race at the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday.

Justin Sundbury watches the varsity boys compete in a 5k race at the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Varsity Girls 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.

Varsity Girls 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. (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.

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. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Tony Raventos-Vasquez, 16, (left) and Caleb Moreau, 14, (right) of the Olympic Trojans try on costumes for the fun run which is scheduled after the main events at the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday.

Tony Raventos-Vasquez, 16, (left) and Caleb Moreau, 14, (right) of the Olympic Trojans try on costumes for the fun run which is scheduled after the main events at the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


School buses from many schools throughout Washington line Grove St. in Marysville waiting to take students home from the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday.

School buses from many schools throughout Washington line Grove St. in Marysville waiting to take students home from the Twilight Cross Country meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Varsity girls 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.

Varsity girls 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. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)

Sally Larson of the Cedar Park Christian School Eagles competes 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.

Sally Larson of the Cedar Park Christian School Eagles competes 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. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Patryce McWilliams (left) and Julia Johnson of the Franklin Pierce Cardinals 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.

Patryce McWilliams (left) and Julia Johnson of the Franklin Pierce Cardinals 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. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)

Glacier Peak's Amy-Eloise Neale leads from the gun in the division one girls varsity race.  Neale set a new course record.

Glacier Peak's Amy-Eloise Neale leads from the gun in the division one girls varsity race. Neale set a new course record. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Varsity boys round the track on their final lap of the course.

Varsity boys round the track on their final lap of the course. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Boys varsity division two racers walk through the finishers chute at the end of their race.

Boys varsity division two racers walk through the finishers chute at the end of their race. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Boys varsity division two racers run into one another as they funnel through the 'hole in the wall' Saturday afternoon.

Boys varsity division two racers run into one another as they funnel through the "hole in the wall" Saturday afternoon. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Division one varsity boys get squeezed together as they make their way through the 'hole in the wall'.

Division one varsity boys get squeezed together as they make their way through the "hole in the wall". (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Varsity girls make their way through the woods during their race Saturday afternoon.

Varsity girls make their way through the woods during their race Saturday afternoon. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Varsity girls walk through the chute at the end of their race.

Varsity girls walk through the chute at the end of their race. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Girls varsity racers thunder down the course.

Girls varsity racers thunder down the course. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

The girls varsity division two race sets off in front of the Cascade Mountains.

The girls varsity division two race sets off in front of the Cascade Mountains. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)


(Left to right) runners Connor Jungkuntz of Ferndale, Jack Pearce of Mountlake Terrace and Carter Osborne of Shorecrest compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Jungkuntz placed first, Osborne placed second, and Pearce placed third in the 3a boys race.

(Left to right) runners Connor Jungkuntz of Ferndale, Jack Pearce of Mountlake Terrace and Carter Osborne of Shorecrest compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Jungkuntz placed first, Osborne placed second, and Pearce placed third in the 3a boys race. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Amy-Eloise Neale of Glacier Peak competes in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Neale got first place in her race with nearly 45 seconds between her and the second place runner.

Amy-Eloise Neale of Glacier Peak competes in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Neale got first place in her race with nearly 45 seconds between her and the second place runner. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


High school boys compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday.

High school boys compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


(Left to right) runners Connor Jungkuntz of Ferndale, Jack Pearce of Mountlake Terrace and Carter Osborne of Shorecrest compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Jungkuntz placed first, Osborne placed second, and Pearce placed third in the 3a boys race.

(Left to right) runners Connor Jungkuntz of Ferndale, Jack Pearce of Mountlake Terrace and Carter Osborne of Shorecrest compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Jungkuntz placed first, Osborne placed second, and Pearce placed third in the 3a boys race. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Woodinville runner Chandler Olson competes in the 4a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Olson placed first in her race.

Woodinville runner Chandler Olson competes in the 4a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Olson placed first in her race. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


(Left to right) runners Jack Griffing of Edmonds-Woodway, Aaron Roe of Henry Jackson, Keegan Symmes of Skyline, and Mason Nicol of Lakes Stevens compete in the 4a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Roe placed second and Symmes placed third in the race.

(Left to right) runners Jack Griffing of Edmonds-Woodway, Aaron Roe of Henry Jackson, Keegan Symmes of Skyline, and Mason Nicol of Lakes Stevens compete in the 4a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Roe placed second and Symmes placed third in the race. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Emily Pittis of Sehome competes in the 2a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Pittis got first place in her race.

Emily Pittis of Sehome competes in the 2a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Pittis got first place in her race. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


(Left to right) runners John Rodeheffer of Oak Harbor (506), Cameron Wagstaff of Marysville Getchell, Jack Pearce of Mountlake Terrace, and Connor Jungkuntz of Ferndale compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Jungkuntz placed first and Pearce placed third in the 3a boys race.

(Left to right) runners John Rodeheffer of Oak Harbor (506), Cameron Wagstaff of Marysville Getchell, Jack Pearce of Mountlake Terrace, and Connor Jungkuntz of Ferndale compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Jungkuntz placed first and Pearce placed third in the 3a boys race. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


(Left to right) Snohomish High School runners Brandon Fairhurst, Mitchell Gibbs, Travis Phelps, Ryan Fairhurst, and Ryan Gillings stay warm before their race at the Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Runners had to brave slippery and wet terrain along with rain during their races.

(Left to right) Snohomish High School runners Brandon Fairhurst, Mitchell Gibbs, Travis Phelps, Ryan Fairhurst, and Ryan Gillings stay warm before their race at the Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. Runners had to brave slippery and wet terrain along with rain during their races. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Elijah Varner of Lynden High School cheers other runners on during the Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday.

Elijah Varner of Lynden High School cheers other runners on during the Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Lakewood teammates comfort each other after competing in the Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday.

Lakewood teammates comfort each other after competing in the Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


3a high school girls compete in the Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday.

3a high school girls compete in the Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Glacier Peak runners Samantha Northrop (left) and Katie Bianchini do cool down exercises after competing in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday.

Glacier Peak runners Samantha Northrop (left) and Katie Bianchini do cool down exercises after competing in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Omar Abdulla (left) and Andrew Christianson of Shorewood compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday.

Omar Abdulla (left) and Andrew Christianson of Shorewood compete in the 3a Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)