PUYALLUP - Two of the top 4A girls programs in the state came away with victories yesterday, September 10, as Rogers of Puyallup and Emerald Ridge defeated Sumner in an independent South Puget Sound League meet at Emerald Ridge High School.
Led by Isabel and Olivia DeBoer's third and fourth place finishes running 13:22.6 and 13:22.9, the Rams had four other finishers in the top 10 helping them to a five point victory over the Spartans.
Emerald Ridge's Roz Slichko, a top seven 4A runner to watch for this season, won the 2-mile race in a time of 12:28.8. Slichko's teammate, Hannah Scheerer, was second running a time of 13:02.5. The Jaguars won 21-34.
Placing in sixth and ninth were Sumner's Claire LeGallo and Evamarie Penney running times of 13:32.8 and 14:27.9 to lead the Spartans.
On the boy's side, Sumner defeated both Rogers and Emerald Ridge by scores of 22-34 and 22-37.
Four Spartans were in the top 10 with Matthew Holme and Hayden Fisher placing in the top 3 running 10:48.7 and 11:01.5.
Rogers' Logan Miller won the boy's race by a close second over Sumner's Holme running 10:47.4.
Jessie Foster of Emerald Ridge was the Jaguars top performer placing fourth overall in a time of 11:03.4.
Emerald Ridge and Rogers will race in the 26th Annual Capital Invite this Saturday. Sumner returns to racing the following Saturday on the 21st at the Brooks Fort Steilacoom Invite.
Boys: Sumner 22-Rogers 34, Sumner 22-Emerald Ridge 37