Jackson and Mountlake Terrace both scored 50 points but the Timberwolves won the Western Conference South Division boys team championship because their No. 6 runner finished higher than the Hawks.
Jackson’s top runner was Michael Manning, who took sixth in 16:55. Tyler Hill (third, 16:43) and Michael Tran (fifth, 16:53) led Mountlake Terrace.
Jackson’s Manning said the team victory felt good, “but I still didn’t think anyone raced perfectly. … I feel like next week we’ll be even better than this week.”
Jackson’s Mitchell Briggs finished eighth (17:05) and teammate Jordan Lance was ninth (17:06).
In the girls race, Jackson’s Allison Ponce took eighth (20:54) and teammate Laice Valera was 10th (21:03).
The 4A District 1 race will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 28 at South Whidbey High School with the top 15 individuals and top three teams for both the boys and girls qualifying for state.
In the Cascade Conference championships, Archbishop Murphy’s Lauren Moran was third (20.17). Archbishop Murphy’s Kyle Ryan placed 14th in the boys race.