Marysville-Pilchuck boys first at Hole in the Wall race

Herald staff

LAKEWOOD – Teams and runners participating in the Hole in the Wall Invitational cross country race Saturday afternoon faced one obstacle most might not have expected – warm weather.

But unseasonably high temperatures did not discourage the Marysville-Pilchuck boys as the Tomahawks ran to first place in a major invitational for the second consecutive weekend.

Led by Brandon Whitaker’s seventh-place finish, the Tomahawks compiled 98 points to outdistance South Whidbey, with 108 and Lakes of Tacoma with 115.

South Whidbey’s second-place finish was fueled by two runners in the top ten – Breydon Giswald, who was fourth, and Brett Perkins, who was 10th.

Lakewood coach Mike Evans, whose team finished sixth in the meet, felt the that the heat did not impact the runners all that much.

“It was a good day and a hot day,” he said, “and the times were actually pretty good. We had 30 teams out and nearly 1,000 runners participating, and I think all the kids had a great experience.”

Among local schools, Shorecrest finished fifth behind Spencer Walsh’s ninth-place finish, while Stanwood, Everett and Cascade all finished in the top 10.

In the girls’ race, Mount Baker took first behind Bobeya Krishnek’s fourth-place finish. Mount Baker had 67 points, 14 ahead of second-place Sehome.

Mount Baker is currently ranked No. 1 in the state 2A poll, and coach Dominic Urbano was looking for a good performance in the major invitational.

“We went down there hoping to win,” he said, “and this was certainly a big victory for us. I don’t believe we ran our best race, but still pulling out the win is something special.”

  • Thunder Invite: The Edmonds-Woodway boys cross country team finished second at the Thunder Invite in Vancouver, Wash., just four points behind first-place David Douglas of Oregon. Andrew Robinson had the best finish for Edmonds-Woodway, taking fifth with a time of 16:11. Pat Searing also finished in the top 10, taking 10th with a time of 16:25.

    Edmonds-Woodway’s girls team also had a strong race, finishing fifth overall. Kelsey McCallum had the best finish for the Warriors, taking fifth with a time of 19:10. Alana Schutt was next highest for Edmonds-Woodway, taking 14th with a time of 20:40.

    At Vancouver

    3.0 miles


    Team scores

    1. David Douglas 68, 2. Edmonds-Woodway 72, 3. Sprague 95, 4. Oregon City 95, 5. Curtis 134, 6. Heritage 159, 7. LaCenter 229.

    Individual finishes

    1. Joey Hambrick (David Douglas) 15:25, 2. Abbott (Oregon City), 3. Hollingshead (David Douglas), 4. Freiss (Sprague), 5. Robinson (Edmonds-Woodway), 6. Faulkner (Oregon City), 7. McLean (Sprague), 8. McClennen (Curtis), 9. Savate (Heritage), 10. Searing (Edmonds Woodway).


    Team scores

    1. Kelso 80, 2. Oregon City 89, 3. LaCenter 99, 4. Heritage 116, 5. Edmonds-Woodway 132, 6. Sprague 194, 7. Prairie 202.

    Individual finishes

    1. Danae Cook (Kelso) 18:52, 2. Vories (Oregon City), 3. Coy (Oregon City), 4. Sitton (Prairie), 5. McCallum (Edmonds-Woodway), 6. Crawford (LaCenter), 7. Coughlin (Shelton), 8. Holmes (LaCenter), 9. Douglas (Oregon City), 10. Morgan (Kelso).

  • Mukilteo Invitational: Snohomish won the team title, led by Erica Chandler, who won the junior division, and Ashley Boxman, who won the senior division. The meet, which was separated into class in school, had Snohomish winning the sophomore and senior divisions. Mariner won the junior division and Kamiak won the freshman division.

    Individually, Ashley Best won the freshman division for Kamiak, and Shala Van Gerpen won the sophomore division for Mariner.

  • Hoquiam Invite: The Jackson boys cross country team, currently ranked second in the state 3A poll, remained undefeated on the season with a solid victory at the Hoquiam Invite on Saturday.

    Evan Wirkkala led the way for Jackson, taking fifth with a time of 16:08. Devin Paschke was next for the Timberwolves, taking 10th with a time of 16:29.

    For the race, Jackson had five runners in the top 25 to finish with 65 points, 49 ahead of second-place Elma.

    Jackson took fourth place in the girls’ race, paced by Brittany Duke’s second-place finish in a time of 19:14. Becky Barclay was next highest for Jackson, finishing 25th.

    At Hoquiam

    3.1 miles


    Team scores

    1. Jackson 65, 2. Elma 114, 3. Capital 149, 4. Roosevelt 157, 5. Federal Way 165, 6. Hazen 171, 7. Bainbridge 176, 8. Mercer Island 206, 9. Yelm 287, 10. Iolani 297.

    Individual finishes

    1. Bjorn Fredrickson (Roosevelt) 15:49, 2. Hinckley (Hazen), 3. Axtman (Elma), 4. Sayenko (Sammamish), 5. Wirkkala (Jackson), 6. Judd (Elma), 7. Chapman (Ilwaco), 8. Bensen (Seattle Christian), 9. Galloway (Bainbridge), 10. Paschke (Jackson).


    Team scores

    Girls team scores: 1. Mercer Island 86, 2. Federal Way 96, 3. Capital 121, 4. Jackson 138, 5. Ilwaco 208, 6. Bethel 221, 7. Yelm 237, 8. Camas 243, 9. Elma 270, 10. Roosevelt 276.

    Individual finishes

    1. Amy Lia (Bothell) 19:13, 2. Duke (Jackson), 3. Bannon (Ilwaco), 4. Dalton (Yelm), 5. Fehrenbach (John F. Kennedy), 6. Govier (Mercer Island), 7. Grant (Mercer Island), 8. Harganen (Mercer Island), 9. Jerome (Capital), 10. Wood (Yelm).

  • Oak Harbor sophs 25, Archbishop Murphy 18: Archbishop Murphy’s Ben Weiss had eight carries for 100 yards in the team’s non-league loss.

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    Archbishop Murphy






    Archbishop-VanderWel 6 run (run failed)

    OH-Lacerna 4 run (kick failed)

    OH-Parker 5 run (pass failed)

    Archbishop-Weiss 32 run (run failed)

    OH-Bull 34 pass from Serfling (kick failed)

    Archbishop-Duell 10 run (run failed)

    OH-Bull 24 run (Asmus kick)

    Records-Archbishop Murphy 1-4 overall.

  • King’s 13, Cascade Christian 6: Masaki Matsamoto carried the ball 28 times for 199 yards and a touchdown for King’s in the Knights’ Chinook League victory.

    Cascade Christian0060-6







    King’s-Matsamoto 20 run (Jones kick)

    King’s-Mum 25 pass from Tillman (kick failed)

    Cascade-Daniels 48 run (kick failed)

    Records-King’s 1-0 in league, 4-0 overall. Cascade Christian 0-1, 1-4.

  • Cascade-(Leavenworth) 34, Sultan 28 OT: .Despite piling up 335 yards in total offense, Sultan dropped Friday night’s game in overtime. Sultan trailed at halftime and going into the fourth quarter, but forced overtime with a 10-yard run by Erik Solberg. Solberg finished the game with 122 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 28 carries. Tim Benjamin added 92 yards for Sultan on 20 carries.


    Cascade (Leavenworth)







    Sultan -Brown 16 pass from Nelson (kick failed)

    Cascade- Hollingsworth 3 run (Garner kick)

    Cascade-Hollingsworth 54 run (Garner kick)

    Sultan-Solberg 1 run (Brown run)

    Cascade-Garner 9 run (Garner kick)

    Cascade-Garner 9 pass ((Garner kick)

    Sultan-Solberg 1 run (run failed)

    Sultan-Solberg 10 run (Nelson run)

    Cascade-Garner 1 run (no conversion)

    Records-Cascade (Leavensworth) 4-1 overall. Sultan 1-4.

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