Jackson, Snohomish finish in top-seven

PASCO — Wesco was well represented by the Class 4A girls at Saturday’s state meet with the Jackson Timberwolves placing sixth and the Snohomish Panthers placing seventh respectively.

Jackson finished behind Snohomish at the league meet and the Kingco/Wesco bi-district meet, but finally surpassed the Panthers at state. The Timberwolves finished with 183 points and Snohomish had 199.

“That was a big moral victory,” Jackson’s girls head coach Alan Briggs said. “We respect Snohomish. We know they have a talented group and they have had our number all year and we were hoping that we could run with them and beat them today.”

Briggs said he was also pleased with where the team placed.

“I thought we ran really well,” Briggs said. The teams that were ahead of us are incredibly fast teams.

“To say we are the sixth best team in the state is pretty special,” Briggs added.

Much of the Timberwolves team success this season has been due to freshman Brooke Kingma. Once again on Saturday she led the way for Jackson finishing 14th in 18 minutes, 50 seconds.

“For a freshman, Brooke has been our leader and our strongest runner all year,” Briggs said. “She has come in and been our number one runner all year and today was no exception. She had an excellent race.

Freshman Bri Gibson was Snohomish’s highest finisher in 37th place with a time of 19:25.

“She is such a savvy racer,” Snohomish head coach David LeWarne said. “Bri kind of got in the pack today and moved up like she does.

“It’s always fun to watch her race because she is just so gritty.

LeWarne said his team was consistent with where they have been.

“They went OK,” LeWarne said. “I think we were consistent with where we have been for a lot of the season. To come over here after last year not qualifying as team and performing like they did is really consistent with the way they have been running, which is good because this is quite a stage to perform well on.”

Stanwood’s Jordin Stephenson was the highest local finisher in 10th place with a time of 18:44. Stephenson helped Stanwood finish 12th as a team with 287 points.

2A girls

Lakewood’s Rachel Cundy placed 15th in 19:17. Cundy was the only local runner to place in the top 38 finishers. Archbishop Murphy’s Michaela Bartz finished 39th in 19:56.

Despite not having a runner in the top 40, Cedarcrest finished fifth as a team.

1A girls

Kacey Kemper of King’s finished fourth with a time of 18:41, helping the Knights earn a fourth-place finish as a team.

At Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco

Class 3A Girls

Team scores—Camas 58, Glacier Peak 60, Peninsula 116, Kamiakin 155, Prairie 158, Lakeside 186, Mercer Island 199, Liberty-Issaquah 225, Mt. Spokane 231, Oak Harbor 249, Shadle Park 263, Capital 269, Enumclaw 333, Seattle Prep 336, Holy Names Academy 366, Bonney Lake 367.

Local Finishers—2. Amy-Eloise Neale (Glacier Peak) 17:28.8, 5. Katie Bianchini (Glacier Peak) 18:16.1, 15. Haley Suarez (Meadowdale) 19:02.1, 19. Marlee Rothschild (Glacier Peak) 19:14.8, 21. Rachael Lefstad (Marysville Getchell) 19:18.2, 23. Gigi Vujovich (Shorecrest) 19:23.3, 29. Megan Davis (Glacier Peak) 19:30.3, 30. Marren Haneberg (Glacier Peak) 19:30.6, 35. Hannah Bressler (Oak Harbor) 19:37.6, 42. Katherine Dittmann (Glacier Peak) 19:48.4, 45. Samantha Northrop (Glacier Peak) 19:50.6, 46. Heather Dale (Oak Harbor) 19:51.4, 59. Christina Wicker (Oak Harbor) 20:05.3, 96. Alexandra Laiblin (Oak Harbor) 20:40.2, 100. Taylor Von Grey (Oak Harbor) 20:46.1, 119. Ashley Everett (Oak Harbor) 21:17.5, 134. Carlie Kenny (Oak Harbor) 22:22.3.

Class 4A Girls

Team scores—Tahoma 88, Bellarmine Prep 99, Redmond 100, Lewis and Clark 140, Eisenhower 157, Jackson 183, Snohomish 199, Central Valley 217, Thomas Jefferson 249, Issaquah 274, Union 278, Stanwood 287, Central Kitsap 290, Puyallup 311, South Kitsap 319, Kent Meridian 366.

Local finishers—10. Jordin Stephenson (Stanwood) 18:43.3, 14. Brooke Kingma (Jackson) 18:49.3, 37. Bri Gibson (Snohomish) 19:24.4, 47. Jessica Rawlins (Jackson) 19:31.6, 53. Megan Bull (Monroe) 19:34.9, 61. Kelsey Fruland (Jackson) 19:42.0, 64. Shelby Mills (Snohomish) 19:46.6, 65. Hannah Berntson (Snohomish) 19:48.1, 66. Tiana Roe (Kamiak) 19:49.3, 74. Leiran Cornish (Snohomish) 19:56.9, 76. Mary Charleson (Jackson) 19:58.4, 77. Jenna Alleman (Snohomish) 19:59.0, 81. Hailey Nyquist (Snohomish) 20:02.1, 84. Megan Alfi (Edmonds-Woodway) 20:05.8, 89. Jade Borseth (Stanwood) 20:09.3, 90. Natalie Wyles (Stanwood) 20:09.7, 91. Lauren Briggs (Jackson) 20:13.1, 105. Maddie Ellis (Jackson) 20:23.6, 108. Madeline Miller (Jackson) 20:25.7, 109. Sofia Sobotta (Stanwood) 20:26.3, 110. Alexandra Dreher (Snohomish) 20:26.8, 120. Alexandra Yerigan (Stanwood) 20:40.9, 125. Corina Pierce (Stanwood) 20:44.2, 128. Natalie Bergstrom (Stanwood) 21:09.5.

Class 2A Girls

Team scores—Cheney 71, Sehome 78, Interlake 137, Bellingham 173, Cedarcrest 180, Lindbergh 185, Kingston 196, North Kitsap 204, Mark Morris 213, East Valley-Spokane 242, Hockinson 265, Sumner 280, Deer Park 317, Ephrata 340, Pullman 346, Centralia 431.

Local finishers—15. Rachel Cundy (Lakewood) 19:17, 39. Michaela Bartz (Archbishop Murphy) 19:56, 42. Olivia Waterman (Cedarcrest) 20:03, 46. Amelia Anderson (Cedarcrest) 20:07, 47. Tasha Hartwig (Cedarcrest) 20:10, 54. Diana Carr (Cedarcrest) 20:27, 70. Molly Hammontree (Cedarcrest) 20:48, 88. Miranda Vergillo (Cedarcrest) 21:17, 93. Megan Brimley (Cedarcrest) 21:21.

Class 1A Girls

Team scores—Lakeside 59, Riverside 86, Northwest 92, King’s 118, Cashmere 131, Cedar Park Christian 163, Nooksack Valley 218, Lynden Christian 235, Montesano 245, Meridian 247, Chelan 267, La Center 279, Castle Rock 310, Hoquiam 338, Zillah 419, Wahluke 447.

Local finishers—4. Kacey Kemper (King’s) 18:41.7, 5. Sally Larson (Cedar Park Christian) 18:49.5, 7. McKenna Smith (King’s) 19:05.1, 17. Erin Beezhold (Cedar Park Christian) 20:01.8, 18. Sophia Thomas (King’s) 20:02.0, 32. Cara Boesen (Cedar Park Christian) 20:36.7, 59. Emma Barr (King’s) 21:11.2, 80. Kristen Maggs (King’s) 21:58.1, 83. Sami McDevitt (King’s) 22:10.6, 86. Stephanie Lam (Cedar Park Christian) 22:20.2, 91. Emily Lovern (Cedar Park Christian) 22:29.2, 94. Heidi Collins (Cedar Park Christian) 22:34.1, 134. Carli Scheevel (King’s) 25:21.8.

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