There will be plenty of local representation at the state cross country meets in Pasco on Nov. 3 with the completion of the Westside Classic at American Lake Golf Course on Oct. 27. The Bellarmine Prep girls placed third at the 4A district meet to advance to state, led by senior Daryl Phill’s sixth-place finish in 18 minutes and 46.7 seconds. The Lions’ boys placed eighth to also advance, as senior Tom Bolt finished in just over 17 minutes and Jack Yearian, Will Sherman and Quentin Purtzer were five seconds behind. Curtis’ boys will also advance after placing seventh, led by senior Jackson Hogan’s finish in 16 minutes and 36.2 seconds. Lakes’ boys took third at the 3A meet to advance, as junior Stephen Nelson led the way by finishing in 16 minutes and 48.7 seconds. Wilson’s Shelby Alongi placed 20th at the 3A girls meet, finishing in a personal best 20 minutes and 49.6 seconds to earn a state bid.
Missing their top runner, Charles Wright’s boys still won the 1A meet, with seniors Ruben Riordan and David Goldstone placing third and fourth, respectively. The Tarriers’ Bryn Mayo and Sarah Dimakis will also advance after placing 17th and 18th respectively at the 1A girls meet. Annie Wright’s Juli Jugan qualified for state after placing 19th in 20 minutes and 35.5 seconds. In the 2B boys meet, Tacoma Baptist’s Tucker Boettcher finished in 20 minutes and 18.8 seconds to place 20th and earn a state berth.
By Jeremy Helling