Prep cross country: Edmonds School District teams compete in Wesco League meet

Runners from Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Meadowdale took part in the Wesco League Cross Country Championship Meet held at Lakewood High School in Marysville on Saturday.

The Edmonds-Woodway girls squad brought home the top team placement among the local squads, finishing fifth in their 21-team competition. The Warriors boys earned sixth while the Terrace boys placed seventh in the boys’ team race that featured 22 squads.

Among the top individual finishes at the event, the Hawks’ Alex Williams placed fourth in the boys’ race; Lynnwood’s Micah Murphy grabbed seventh place while the Warriors’ Josiah Ponton finished 14th among the 209 runners.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Hawks sat out the varsity race at the meet, choosing instead to compete in the junior varsity race. In the varsity race, E-W teammates Ellie Gard and Jemma Willcox placed sixth and seventh respectively; the Royal’s Christina Savenkova ran to a 21st place finish among the 164 competitors.

To view all the results at the Wesco League / North Sound Conference Cross Country Championships, click

Next up for the runners is the WIAA Northwest District Championship Meet, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at South Whidbey High School. The event will feature nine championship races: the 3A girls’ race (which will include Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood and Meadowdale runners) is scheduled for 10:35 a.m., the 3A boys (Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale) at 11:40 a.m., the 2A girls (Mountlake Terrace) at 12:40 p.m. and the 2A boys (Mountlake Terrace) at 2:00 p.m. Top finishers at the meet will qualify for the state championships to be held on Nov. 9 in Pasco.

Prep Cross Country: Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Meadowdale at the 2A/3A/4A Wesco League Championship Meet; Oct. 26 (5,000 meters at Lakewood High School in Marysville)

Boys’ team scores:

  1. Jackson 61
  2. Arlington 77
  3. Kamiak 138
  4. Lake Stevens 183
  5. Snohomish 198
  6. Edmonds-Woodway 201
  7. Mountlake Terrace 213
  8. Glacier Peak 262
  9. Cedarcrest 278
  10. Mount Vernon 295
  11. Shorewood 299
  12. Monroe 326
  13. Oak Harbor 332
  14. Lynnwood 340
  15. Mariner 348
  16. Meadowdale 387
  17. Stanwood 425
  18. Marysville-Getchell 505
  19. Shorecrest 513
  20. Everett 557
  21. Cascade 625
  22. Marysville-Pilchuck 717

Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Meadowdale boys’ top individual finishers:

— Alex Williams (Mountlake Terrace), 4th place (16:12.1)

— Micah Murphy (Lynnwood), 7th place (16:16.5)

— Josiah Ponton (Edmonds-Woodway), 14th place (16:25.3)

— Joshua Beam (Mountlake Terrace), 19th place (16:37.2)

— Deklund DeBell (Meadowdale), 35th place (17:01.2)

Girls’ team scores:

  1. Glacier Peak 111
  2. Arlington 118
  3. Lake Stevens 129
  4. Marysville-Getchell 157
  5. Edmonds-Woodway 171
  6. Jackson 192
  7. Cedarcrest 194
  8. Snohomish 231
  9. Everett 276
  10. Lynnwood 279
  11. Shorewood 317
  12. Monroe 323
  13. Kamiak 335
  14. Stanwood 374
  15. Oak Harbor 382
  16. Mount Vernon 406
  17. Meadowdale 419
  18. Mariner 448
  19. Cascade 496
  20. Marysville-Pilchuck 536
  21. Shorecrest 544

Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale girls’ top individual finishers:

— Ellie Gard (Edmonds-Woodway), 6th place (18:54.5)

— Jemma Willcox (Edmonds-Woodway), 7th place (19:02.4)

— Christina Savenkova (Lynnwood), 21st place (20:01.1)

— Stella Smith (Edmonds-Woodway), 33rd place (20:41.1)

— Anne Iliff (Meadowdale), 47th place (21:06.0)

Next meet: the WIAA Northwest District Championship Meet; Saturday, Nov. 2; South Whidbey High School in Langley.

— By Doug Petrowski


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