It was a busy weekend for Mountlake Terrace High School athletes as the cross country and swim teams competed in big late-season meets while a pair of Hawk tennis team members qualified for the 3A District 1 Tournament scheduled to begin on Oct. 28.
At the Wesco Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School on Saturday and the anticipated showdown between the cross country powerhouse girls teams of Mountlake Terrace and Glacier Peak didn’t disappoint – the two squads placed eight runners among the top nine finishers in the 5,000 meter 3A South varsity girls race. With runners finishing first, fourth, seventh, eleventh and thirteenth, the Grizzlies edged out the Hawks for the team title by just six points.
Sophomore Katherine Gustafson was the top runner in the event for Terrace, finishing third overall with at time of 19:29.43. Teammate Ella Schroth placed fifth, Katherine Walter grabbed eighth, Jessica Ong finished ninth, Marika Jamtaas placed 17th and Sophia Nelson followed at 18th.
On the boys side, the Hawks finished fourth place in the 3A South team competition. Senior Daniel Medhane led Terrace with a tenth place finish in a time of 17:20.3.; teammates Braeden Sims and Nick Leidig placed 21st and 22nd respectively, Taron Castleton grabbed 26th and Conrad Bratz finished 30th.
At Lynnwood pool, Mountlake Terrace sophomore Annika Matthews continued to be a standout performer in an otherwise down season for the Hawk girls swim team. Matthews captured two events at the Edmonds District meet on Saturday, winning the 50- meter freestyle and the 100 backstroke. The Terrace team scored 115 points in the four-team competition; Edmonds-Woodway won the team title with 405 points.
After two days of rain delays, the Wesco 3A South Boys Tennis Tournament concluded on Oct. 24. The Terrace doubles team of Jeremy Ansdell and Henry Brener earned a third place finish with a two sets to one defeat of Scott Park and Kyle Berquist of Shorewood. Ansdell and Brener will move on to District play, scheduled for Oct. 28-29 at Jackson High School in Mill Creek.
– By Doug Petrowski
MTHS Cross Country at Wesco/Cascade XC Championships
Girls team results (3A Wesco South)
1. Glacier Peak 36
2. Mountlake Terrace 42
3. Shorewood 105
4. Lynnwood 106
5. Shorecrest 109
6. Edmonds-Woodway 124
7. Meadowdale 183
Boys team results (3A Wesco South)
1. Glacier Peak 32
2. Shorewood 45
3. Edmonds-Woodway 68
4. Mountlake Terrace 106
6. Lynnwood 164
7. Meadowdale 165
MTHS next meet: at the 2A/3A/4A District 1 Championships, Friday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. at South Whidbey High School
MTHS Girls Swim at Edmonds District Meet
Mountlake Terrace 115
MTHS event winners: Annika Matthews in the 50 meter freestyle, 26.77; Matthews in the 100 meter backstroke, 1:07.15
MTHS next meet: at the Wesco South Last Chance Meet, Thursday, Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Aquatic Center
MTHS Boys Tennis at the 3A Wesco South Tournament, Oct. 24
Doubles: Jeremy Ansdell/Henry Brener (MTHS) defeated Scott Park/Kyle Berquist (Shorewood) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 (third place match)
MTHS next match: doubles team of Jeremy Ansdell/Henry Brener at the 3A District 1 Tournament, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 28 and 29, Jackson High School