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Runner's Week

Wolves, `Cats place in KingCo Championship

A massive field of runners took to the course on an unseasonably

warm, sunny day at Lake Sammamish State Park Thursday, Oct. 21, for

the KingCo 3A cross-country championships. In and around crowds of

supporters and dive bombing flocks of Canadian geese, the Cedarcrest

men's team and a total of nine Wildcat and Red Wolves runners qualified for

the district meet.

Cedarcrest placed third in the boys varsity championship race,

recording 95 points behind Bellevue's 57 and Interlake's 78. Mount Si finished

in eighth with 183 points.

The highest individual qualifier from the Valley was

Cedarcrest's James Conrick, who finished fourth with a time of 16.21 for the 3.1

mile course. Bellevue's Ricky Brackett won the race with a 16:06.

Coming in behind Conrick were teammate Eric Pedeferri, 17:12,

13th place; Mount Si's Payton Thompson, 17:14,

14th; Cedarcrest's Danny Abell, 17:25,

17th; Chris Lee, 17:26, 18th;

and Wildcat Mike Macrae, 17:51 for 25th place.

As expected, Newport High School dominated in the

women's race, placing four runners in the top five and taking the team

championship by 41 points over runner-up Mercer Island. Newport's Jodee

Adams-Moore finished first with a time of 18:35.

Cedarcrest placed eighth in the team competition with a score of

218, while Mount Si did not qualify. Individual runners to place in the top

30 were the Red Wolves' Kelly Ramierez, 20:55 for

14th place; Yingxuan Law, 22:03,

25th; and Mount Si's Ashley Weigardt, 22:16 for

28th place.

The top six teams and top 30 individuals in each category now move

on to the district championships, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27, at

Lower Woodland in Seattle.

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