With four individual finishers in the top 22, the Mountlake Terrace girls cross country team grabbed a podium spot at the 2014 3A State Girls Cross Country Championships Satruday in Pasco. The Hawks finished second overall.
Holy Names Academy won the 3A team title as sophomores Jordan Oaks and Erin Ripple lead the Cougars with third and fourth place individual finishes, respectively.
The Hawks’ second place at state improves upon their finish at the 2013 championship when they placed fifth.
Sophomore Katherine Gustafson led the Hawks with a ninth place individual finish, completing the 5,000 meter course at Sun Willows Golf Course in 18:46.48. Ella Schroth finished 11th overall in a time of 18.47.60; Katherine Walter earned 22nd in a time of 19:18.82; Jessica Ong ran to 27th place in 19:31.69; and Marika Jamtaas finished 84th in a time of 20:25.63.
Other Hawks who competed in the state championships were sophomore Sophia Nelson and senior Maddie Dellinger.
Lakeside teammates finished 1-2 in the individual competition; Andrea Masterson won the event with a time of 17:40.90, while Sophie Cantine was the runner-up with a time of 17:55.73.
Glacier Peak finished third in the 3A girls team competition; Lynnwood junior Mikayla Pivac was the top finisher of Wesco League individual runners, placing eighth in a time of 18:41.33.
To view the entire 3A Girls State Meet results, click http://www.wiaa.com/results/crosscountry/2014/girls3a14.html.
WIAA 3A State Cross Country Championships, Nov. 8
Girls Team Results
1. Holy Names Academy 83
2. Mountlake Terrace 109
3. Glacier Peak 143
4. Ballard 155
5. Mt. Spokane 175
6. Lakeside ` 175
7. Garfield 184
8. Mercer Island 196
9. Kamiakin 203
10. Capital 210
11. Prairie 262
12. Enumclaw 266
13. Central Kitsap 271
14. Lake Washington 285
15. Arlington 318
16. Columbia 374