Prep cross country: Mountlake Terrace girls finish second at Wesco meet

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MTHSHawks logoThe girls cross country teams from Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace High Schools showed why they are two of the top 3A squads in the state as the Warriors and the Hawks finished 1-2 in the Wesco Championships on Saturday.

Sophomore Yukino Parle led the Warriors to the girls league title, winning the race over the 5,000-meter course at Lakewood High School in a personal-best time of 18:41.33. Last year as a freshman, Parle completed the same course at the league championships in 21:25.41, only good enough for 16th place among the 3A runners – this year’s race threw all the 3A and 4A runners together in one event.

Lynnwood’s Mikayla Pivec earned a fourth place finish among the 154 runners in the girls race in a time of 18:55.91. Senior Katherine Walter was the top finisher for Mountlake Terrace, at eighth place, in a time of 19:11.89.

The Warriors’ team total of 82 points was 10 points better than second-place Mountlake Terrace and was the second time in 10 days that E-W finished ahead of the Hawks in a multi-team meet. Edmonds-Woodway slipped by Mountlake Terrace to win the Edmonds District Meet on Oct. 15.

Other top finishers Saturday from Edmonds District schools were Olivia Meader-Yetter (E-W) in seventh place, Katherine Gustafson (MTHS) in 12th place, Jessica Ong (MTHS) in 15th place, Ella Schroth (MTHS) in 17th place and Sydney Boland (E-W) in 18th place.

On the boys’ side, Warrior Matthew Park grabbed fourth among the 182 race competitors and led E-W to a fifth place team finish. Other top results among Edmonds District runners were Sam McCloughan (E-W) in ninth place, Cameron Sanders (Meadowdale) in 19th place, teammate Colin Knechtel (Meadowdale) in 20th place and Braeden Sims (MTHS) in 22nd place.

To view all the results from the Wesco League Championships, click http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=114692#483.

E-W, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Meadowdale will next head to South Whidbey High School on Saturday, Oct. 31, for the 3A District 1 Cross Country Championships looking to qualify for  state. The top three placing teams and top 15 individual runners at the district meet will punch their ticket for the state championship meet on November 7 in Pasco. The 3A girls race will kick off the district meet at 10 a.m.

— By Doug Petrowski

Prep Cross Country: Wesco League Championships, Oct. 24 (5,000 meter course at Lakewood High School)

Girls Team Scores
1. Edmonds Woodway 82
2. Mountlake Terrace 92
3. Glacier Peak 99
4. Snohomish 125
5. Kamiak 144
6. Monroe 167
7. Arlington 185
8. Lake Stevens 238
9. Shorewood 248
10. Jackson 268
11. Lynnwood 291
12. Stanwood 305
13. Oak Harbor 309
14. Shorecrest 400
15. Mount Vernon 422
16. Marysville-Getchell 450
17. Mariner 478
18. Everett 496
19. Meadowdale 517
20. Cascade 529

Boys Team Scores
1. Arlington 45
2. Glacier Peak 93
3. Lake Stevens 100
4. Jackson 124
5. Edmonds-Woodway 124
6. Snohomish 135
7. Marysville-Getchell 244
8. Kamiak 267
9. Oak Harbor 305
10. Everett 321
11. Cascade 325
12. Shorewood 355
13. Mountlake Terrace 360
14. Mount Vernon 368
15. Shorecrest 394
16. Meadowdale 430
17. Monroe 454
18. Stanwood 467
19. Lynnwood 529
20. Marysville-Pilchuck 607
21. Mariner 622

Next meet: District 1 Championships, Saturday, Oct. 31, 10a.m. at South Whidbey High School in Langley

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