Cedarcrest’s cross country squad competed Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Cascade Conference championships at South Whidbey High School.
The girls squad won their sixth consecutive title in a close battle over Lakewood. Olivia Waterman finished second, with Amelia Anderson at third and Diana Carr fourth. All three girls were named to the Cascade Conference First Team due to their place on the day. Megan Brimley, at 15th, and Courtney Tobin, at 16th, rounded out the scoring five.
The boys finished second to the Lakewood squad. Logan Orndorf won his second consecutive individual conference title. Orndorf, Quinn Radbourne at sixth and Jonathan Gunderson at seventh, were named to the Cascade Conference First Team. Ian Fay finished 13th and was named to the conference Second Team. Colton Green finished 20th to round out the top five.
Athletes of the meet were Justin Mendoza, Daniel Gutmann, Peyton Lantis and Kiana Ward. All four of them ran their best races of the season.
The team’s next meet is the Bi-District Championships which will be held at Lakewood High School on Saturday, Nov. 2. The 2A schools from the league will race against the 2A schools from the Northwest Conference and the 2A schools from the Kingco Conference. In the girls’ race, the top three teams and the top 15 individuals will qualify for the state meet. In the boys’ race, the top four teams and the top 20 individuals will qualify for the state meet. In both races, it will be one heck of a battle for the state meets.