SPOKANE - After a great team performance last Saturday at the Highlander Invite, the Rogers' boy's knocked off three top ranked 4A schools in No. 4 Mead, No. 5 Lewis & Clark, and No. 6 University in a Greater Spokane League quad-meet at Mead High School yesterday, September 18.
Between all four schools, the Pirates put up 40 points for the team victory. Mead was second with 47, Lewis & Clark was third with 51, and University was fourth with 89.
Rogers' top runners were Daniel Lee and Issak Chol were third and fourth running times of 16:20.86 and 16:28.18. Lee finished second in the junior race and Chol was eighth in the senior race at the Highlander Invite.
Multiple top individual 4A runners were racing featuring University's Jacob Easton, Lewis & Clark's Wil Smith, and Mead's Caleb Llyod.
Easton won his second race of the year, with his first coming at the Highlander Invite, in a time of 16:08.19. Smith and Lloyd were second and fifth running times of 16:16.29 and 16:31.23.
Other top performers were Lewis & Clark's Patrick North (6th, 16:32.45) and Danny Maxwell (10th, 16:41.17), Mead's AJ Paulson (7th, 16:33.94) and Eli Gilbert (9th, 16:35.85), and Rogers Jakob Trantum (8th, 16:35.16).
On the girl's side, No. 2 Lewis & Clark won with 21 points and was led by Alice Groza's and Naomi Butler's first and second place finishes in times of 19:47.66 and 19:55.37.
Five other top finishers to go along with Groza and Butler for the Tigers were Ila Davis (4th, 20:00.49), Audrey Thronson (6th, 20:10.64), Lindsay Butler (8th, 20:27.08), Tate Nelson (9th, 20:40.05), and Bailey Vanderwilde (10th, 20:41.7).
Mead's Ashley Rose (19:58.05) and Alanna Parker (20:09.32) took third and fifth and University's Aayiana Fuller (20:25.25) was seventh.
Outside the top 10, Rogers' top girl was Justice Walton who finished 16th in 21:41.93.
Mead, Rogers, and University will stay home for the Battle for the 509 and Lewis & Clark will travel to the Bob Firman Invite in Idaho this Saturday.
Rogers - 40
Mead - 47
Lewis & Clark - 51
University - 89
Lewis & Clark - 21
Mead - 48
University - 77
Rogers - 100