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Weekend Roundup: Wenatchee girls, WV boys defeat Mead squads at Richland

Full roundup of highlights from weekend invites on Oct. 8.

Wenatchee's Haley Loewen competes at Nike Portland XC on Sept. 24, 2022, at Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview, Ore. (Keenan Gray/The Runner WA)

Max Jensen Richland Invite

The Wenatchee girls and West Valley (Yakima) boys came away with wins against both Mead teams in their respective Division 1 races on Saturday at Carmichael Middle School in Richland.

Haley Loewen of Wenatchee took seventh overall in the girls race in a time of 19 minutes, 55.73 seconds for the three-mile race to lead the Panthers over the defending 3A state champions 87-88.

Despite Mead having three girls finish within the top 10, Wenatchee's No. 7 Addie Loewen finished ahead of Mead's No. 5 Samantha Pierce to help put Wenatchee ahead of Mead in the end.

Charlotte Cullen earned a runner-up finish in a time of 18:57.89 to lead all Mead girls. Raegan Borg (19:24.03) and Olivia Ferraro (19:56.61) were fifth and eighth for the Panthers.

Selena Bangerter of Jackson won the individual title in a time of 18:40.06. The Timberwolves were third as a team with 124 points.

North Central's Kendall Carter took third overall in 19:04.31 and Lakeside's (Nine Mile Falls) placed fourth in 19:21.53.

Central Valley's Nicole Bissell ran to a sixth-place finish in a time of 19:32.49.

Chiawana's Emma Gis finished ninth in 19:57.33, while Kennewick's Morgan Thompson rounded out the top 10, running 20:02.51.

West Valley's (Yakima) Caden Casteel went onto win the boys individual title as he led the Rams past Mead 48-62 in the team race.

Casteel edged out Weston-McEwen's (Oregon) Alex McIntyre by a margin of 16:13.28 to 16:14.98 in a tightly contested race.

Along with Casteel placing first, the Rams had three more runners finish in the top 15 as Max Hutton (16:20.20) placed third, Emil Miller (16:58.16) was 14th and Charlie Naught (17:04.33) took 15th.

Mead's Noah Holden was the Panthers' top runner, finishing third overall in a time of 16:17.94. Other top finishers from Mead included Jacob Marchesseault (16:34.86) in seventh and Jonathan Lieb (16:35.86) in eighth.

North Central, led by Zak Drew's 21st place run of 17:15.28, finished third in the team standings with 135 points.

Tri-Cities Prep's Ciaran St. Hilaire earned a fifth-place finish, running 16:25.02.

Hanford's Eduardo Tobon (16:31.35) and Troy Russo (16:37.71) finished sixth and ninth for the Falcons.

Bellarmine's Roman Thomas took 10th in 16:42.56.

Hayden Roberts of Ephrata went onto win the Division 2 boys race in a time of 16:29.70 to lead the Tigers to a third-place finish in the team standings with 119 points. Teammate Hayden Malone captured fourth place in a time of 17:33.60.

Lakeside, led by Drew Darnold's fifth place run of 17:42.55 and Chris Miller's 10th place run of 17:58.82, won the team title with 57 points.

Cole Foster (16:50.93) and Ty Crockett (17:16.07) finished second and third for the Chewelah boys and the Cougars finished second in the team race with 68 points.

Ephrata's Alex Laughlin and Camdyn Cox finished first and second in the girls race as Laughlin won the race in 20:35.08, followed by Cox coming in at 21:30.47. The Tigers finished second with 69 points.

Lakeside had four girls finish in the top 10 to help led them to a first-place team finish with 31 points. Mikayla Buckley and Tea Simson both ran 21:56.85 to place third and fourth, respectively, with Jillian Owen finishing fifth in 22:03.19 and Olivia Divine placing seventh in 22:22.06.

Nova Hinojosa of Hermiston finished eighth overall in a time of 22:25.47 to lead the Bulldogs to a third-place team finish with 80 points.


Fall Classic Invite

Enumclaw's McCoy Brooks won his third race of his junior season on Saturday at PLU Meadows Disc Golf Course in Tacoma as Brooks defeated Steilacoom's Caleb Wilcox by a margin of 15:56.7 to 16:07.3 to win the boys 5,000 meter race.

Olympia scored 76 points to win the team title with three runners finishing in the top 10 to help in scoring. Leading the way was Danny Pree (16:35.2) finishing sixth, with Owen Windrope (16:39.8) and Caden Durocher (16:40) placing eighth and ninth for the Bears.

Emerald Ridge finished second with 102 points as Spencer Hensley (16:52.4) and Ben Sauer (16:52.5) worked together to finish 15th and 16th to lead the Jaguars.

Juanita took home third place with 109 points, with Carson Stockwell being the first Raven to cross the finish line in 10th, running 16:42.

Shelton's Jacob Miller took third in a time of 16:13.9.

Lincoln's (Tacoma) Jonathan Najera placed fourth in 16:32.6 and NW Christian's (Lacey) Asher Ingram was fifth in 16:35.

Steilacoom's Aidan Koshinsky earned seventh, running 16:39.4.

The Bellarmine girls held off Emerald Ridge in the team standings to come away with a 57-60 victory. The Lions had three girls finish in the top 10 with Alison Whalen crossing first in second in 18:44.6, followed by Josephine Stevenson finishing third in 19:10.8 and Lexi Conley placing ninth in 20:07.3.

ER's Emme Bates won the individual title for the second-place Jaguars, running a time of 18:39. Maren Nealon provided another solid outing for Emerald Ridge, finished seventh in 20:02.2.

Samantha Christy of Olympia earned fourth place, running a time of 19:33.7 to lead the Bears to finish third with 67 points. Amy Broek added to scoring for Olympia, placing 10th in 20:12.1.

White River's Emma Tomlinson and Vivian Kingston finished fifth and sixth, respectively, running times of 19:39 and 19:40.5.

Puyallup's Lola Woodburn took eighth in a time of 20:02.2.

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