Mount Si’s Joe Waskom stands in second place at the 4A KingCo meet. Courtesy photo

Mount Si’s Joe Waskom stands in second place at the 4A KingCo meet. Courtesy photo

Wildcats qualify for state cross country meet

  • Friday, October 19, 2018 4:38pm
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It came down to the wire, and Woodinville’s Luke Houser beat Mount Si’s Joe Waskom by a thousandth of a second to win the 4A KingCo cross country title on Oct. 18 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

According to, both boys notched times of 15:17.32 and Redmond coach Denis Villeneuve noted that Houser won by a thousandth in the camera-timed 5K race.

Mount Si’s boys took second behind Redmond (37-85) and the Wildcats qualify for state on Nov. 3 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Other Wildcat runners were Paul Talens (10th, 16:17.52), Austin Gappa (15th, 16:33.22), Tychon Preston (24th, 16:48.65), Spencer Sprague (34th, 17:05.18), Luke Harper (35th, 17:05.49) and Jack Pratapas (39th, 17:12.42).

Wildcat Addie Kaess, who finished 17th in 19:52.04 in the girls race, also makes state.

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