October 2, 2008 · Updated 10:05 PM
Conrick, Ramirez going to state championship
Cedarcrest's two running aces, James Conrick and Kelly
Ramirez, successfully qualified for the Washington State cross country
championship in Thursday's 3A Sea-King competition.
The event, held on a 3.1 mile course around Seattle's Lower
Woodland Park, saw runners from every 3A-level program in the King County
area compete. Conrick placed seventh in the men's event with a time of
16:22, while Ramirez took 20th in the women's race, with a 20:37. The
individual event winners were Bellevue's Ricky Brackett (16:00) and
Seattle Prep's Megan Johnson (18:19). The top 30 winners in each category
proceed to state.
In the men's team competition, the Red Wolves finished ninth with
244 points. The top six teams _ Seattle Prep, Lakeside, Bellevue,
Interlake and O'Dea _ will now move on to the state championship.
Newport, Mercer Island, Lakeside, Blanchet, Seattle Prep and
Mount Rainier qualified in the women's race. The state championship is
scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.