CHS cross country wraps up regular season, plus news from the pool and the pitch on this Thursday…..

Good Thursday morning. We’ll work to get you some Mount Si High School cross country results for you from yesterday soon. They were hosting their lone home meet of the season in Snoqualmie. In the meantime, we have Cedarcrest cross country for you, and they closed out the regular season in strong fashion, with another dominating performance.

The Red Wolves boys and girls won the team titles in the three-way Cascade Conference meet, with South Whidbey and King’s, at King’s Schools in Seattle. CHS’ boys won 21-58 (lower score wins) over both the Falcons and Knights, who tied for the runner-up spot. 11 of the top 13 boys individually were Red Wolves, led by senior Grant Van Valkenburg, who clocked 12 minutes, 33.31 seconds and won by eight seconds over King’s Cameron Chew. Ben Benson was third (12:47.58), followed by Emmett Klaiber in fourth, then in order from sixth to 13th were Ryan LaTurner, Austin Ward, Brennan LeBlanc, Brady Shaw, Lance Stupfel, Bryce Hefner, Justin Young and Patrick McCabe.

CHS’ girls had a much tighter finish, ekeing it out 33-36 over the runner-up Knights. King’s Naomi Smith won the race clocking 15:04.56, beating Cedarcrest’s Elsie Dombek by five seconds. Dombek finished with a time of 15:09.08 to take second, and fellow Red Wolves Kelly Hall (fourth, 15:38.46), Alicia Krivanek (seventh, 15:59.86) and Kate Vergillo (ninth, 16:21.46) also finished in the top 10 for the ladies.

Red Wolve coach Bruce McDowell was pleased with the overall performance of his squad. “From our veterans to our rookies, we probably had our best overall race in a couple weeks,” he said by email to the SVSJ.

And that could be a good sign for the postseason, which is right around the corner. The Red Wolves host their lone home meet of the season next week – the Cascade Conference Championships. The annual league postseason meet, to be held this year at Blue Heron Golf Course in Carnation, will decide entrants into the following week’s Northwest District meet, at South Whidbey High School. According to McDowell, the boys are looking to three-peat as conference champs, which would be their sixth in the past eight seasons. The girls are looking for their 10th Cascade crown in a row. McDowell told the Journal he is looking for both teams to win those crowns.

The meet is next Thursday and starts around 4:00 p.m.

Mount Si swimming falls just short against Woodinville
Boy, was it close. Mount Si High School’s girls’ swim team came within an eyelash of their second-ever meet win on Tuesday, but they fell just short, dropping an 89-88 result to the Falcons at Boehm Pool in Issaquah.

Individual winners included senior Julia Crumb in the 200 yard individual medley, clocking 2:28.54, and freshman Theodora McCabe, who clocked 26.20 seconds to take the 50 yard freestyle. McCabe also posted a win in the 100 yard breastroke, with a time of 1:17.93. Mount Si swept the top three spots in the 100 yard freestyle, with junior Emi Yoshikawa getting the win, clocking 59.71 seconds and beating Crumb by nearly a second.

The relay units also had success, with the 200 yard medley foursome of Crumb, McCabe, Yoshikawa and junior Tatum Dalgleish winning that race, with a time of 2:05.51. Dalgleish and McCabe then teamed with junior Caroline Smith and senior Elizabeth Bourgault to as a group win the 200 yard freestyle relay, clocking 1:54.27. Crumb, Smith, Yoshikawa and sophomore Amelia Moulton closed out the relay efforts with a win in the 400 yard freestyle relay for the Wildcats with a time of 4:16.67.

Mount Si meets Issaquah this afternoon at Boehm Pool.

College soccer scoreboard
We also have some college soccer this morning featuring a pair of Valley players.

Sterling (KS) men 4, Bethel (KS) 2: Sterling broke a six-game winless drought dating back almost a month with just their second win of the season yesterday, at home in Kansas over the visiting Bethel squad. Junior defender Colton Oord, from North Bend and a 2015 MSHS alum, started for Sterling and worked the full 90 with one shot – on goal – recorded with no goals scored for SC in the contest.

Biola 2, Hawaii Pacific women 0: In LaMirada, CA, the host Biola team blanked the visiting Sharks. Sophomore Camryn Buck, she of Ames Lake and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, started on defense for HPU, worked all 90 minutes and recorded no stats of note for the Sharks in the contest.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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