Here are the top runners and teams from today’s 2009 Western Conference and Cascade Conference Divisional Cross Country Championships on the 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) course at Lakewood High School. (See video of the Cascade Conference girls race below.)
Cascade Conference boys
Individual winner: Taylor Guske (Lakewood) 16:26**
Individual runnerup: Conner Ballew (Archbishop Murphy) 16:31
Team champion: Lakewood, 44 points
Wesco North boys
Individual winner: Dylan Hopper (Cascade) 16:13
Individual runnerup: Tyler King (Oak Harbor) 16:18
Team champion: Everett, 58 points
Wesco South boys
Individual winner: Mitchell Briggs (Jackson) 15:55
Individual runnerup: Sean Roe (Jackson) 16:04
Team champion: Jackson, 15 points (perfect score!)
Cascade Conference girls
Individual winner: Rhiannon Alexander (Granite Falls) 19:16*
Individual runnerup: Rici Morrill (Sultan) 19:20
Team champion: Cedarcrest, 46 points
Wesco North girls
Individual winner: Minna Fields (Stanwood) 18:41*
Individual runnerup: Samantha Minor (Lake Stevens) 19:07
Team champion: Stanwood, 46 points
Wesco South girls
Individual winner: Amy-Eloise Neale (Glacier Peak), 18:15*
Individual runnerup: Erin Johnson (Shorewood), 19:13
Team champion: Glacier Peak, 19 points
*New meet records.
**Tied meet record.
For complete meet results, go to Athletic.net.
I’m at Lakewood High School today covering the 2009 Cascade Conference and Western Conference Divisional Cross Country Championships.
Basically, these are the league championship races for boys and girls in the Wesco North, Wesco South and Cascade Conference. I’m writing about all six varsity races.
The Jackson boys team and Glacier Peak girls team (running right now) are both nationally ranked.
Here is a video clip from the Cascade Conference girls race. Freshman Rhiannon Alexander of Granite Falls won it in meet-record time. Sultan’s Rici Morrill placed second.
2009 Cascade Conference Girls Cross Country Championships