A pair of Mukilteo residents claimed a national championship Saturday.
Greg Beyerlein and Steve Bertrand were members of the five-person Club Northwest team that won the Men’s Masters 8-kilometer team title at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.
Competing in the age 60-69 division and running in sub-freezing conditions, Club Northwest finished with a combined time of 1 hour, 32 minutes, 55 seconds, which was more than four minutes faster than the Atlanta Track Club, which finished second.
Beyerlein finished sixth individually in a time of 32:54 and Bertrand finished 18th in a time of 35:09. The race featured 26 teams, with 74 individuals completing the course.
The other members of the Club Northwest team were Joe Sheeran of Ellensburg, who finished first in 29:29; Rick Becker of Selah, who finished second in 30:32; and Fred Motteler of Woodinville, who finished 19th in 35:09.
For a photo of the winning team, visit www.heraldnet.com.
StingRay swimmers place at Winter Juniors
Matt King, a 15-year-old from Snohomish and a member of the StingRay Swim Team, finished 18th out 118 competitors in the men’s 50-yard freestyle at the Winter Junior Championships-West last Thursday in Iowa City, Iowa.
King’s preliminary time of 20.69 qualified him for the bonus final, and he finished second in the bonus final in 20.61. Everyone who finished ahead of King in the 18-under competition was 16 or older. King also placed 28th in the 100 freestyle with a prelim time of 45.52 on Saturday.
Also at the meet from the StingRay Swim Team was 15-year old Ava Collinge of Everett, who finished tied for 79th in the women’s 100 butterfly (56.23), 148th in the 100 backstroke (58.41), and 152nd in the 50 freestyle (24.44).
Snohomish H.S. grads earn All-Region honors
Snohomish High School graduates Eric Jones and Cam Miller, members of the Whatcom Community College men’s soccer team, were named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division I Men’s All-West Region Teams. Jones, a sophomore defender who had four goals and nine assists for the Northwest Athletic Conference runners-up, was named to the first team, and Miller, a freshman defender who had four goals and two assists, was named to the second team. Jones and Miller were the only NWAC players named to either team.
Everett grad named Athlete of the Month
Everett High School graduate Sidney Rielly, a member of the Portland State University women’s basketball team, was named the school’s Female Athlete of the Month for November.
Rielly, a junior guard, averaged 20.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 2.0 3-pointers and shot 48.1 percent from the floor over seven games in November as the Vikings went 3-4.
Local youth soccer team takes second
The Rapids FC 11-under girls soccer team, made up of players from Edmonds and Lynnwood, finished as the runner-up at the 2017 Washington Youth Soccer Recreational Cup on Saturday in Tukwila.
The Rapids defeated a team from Camas in the semifinals, before falling to the Poulsbo Pip Squeaks in the final. The championship contest was decided by penalty kicks after a scoreless draw in regulation. The Rapids, who play in a division that doesn’t allow tryouts or recruiting, finished the season 18-1, outscoring their opponents 78-1.
Stanwood football team fundraising for nationals
The Stanwood Youth Football Bantams are raising funds to travel to the Pro Football Hall of Fame National Youth Championships this weekend in Canton, Ohio. The 12-year-olds qualified for nationals based on their performance at the Bay Area Regionals on Dec. 1-3 in Santa Rosa, California. For more information, visit the team’s GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/stanwoodyouthfootballbantamsnatlchamps.
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