CHS cross country, in first Wesco race since 1990’s, sweeps boys and girls’ team titles in four-way meet, plus a note from the links

The Cedarcrest High School cross country program made a smashing return to Wesco competition yesterday, sweeping both varsity races in their first action in the league in over 20 years.

Cedarcrest’s boys and girls won handily beating Lake Stevens, Everett and Cascade, also from Everett, in the race held at Carelton Farms in Lake Stevens in Cedarcrest’s first Wesco race since 1996. The Red Wolve boys were led by Brennan LeBlanc and Ryan LaTurner, who finished first and second respectively. LeBlanc won the race clocking 14 minutes, 22.34 seconds and LaTurner was right behind, at 14:41.82 as the runner-up. Three other CHS boys finished in the top 10 – John Meier in fifth (15:02.92), Bryce Hefner in sixth (15:09.28) and Connor Eck in seventh (15:14.52). The Red Wolve boys scored 21 team points, lowest score wins, and finished ahead of the Vikings, Bruins and Seagulls in that order.

CHS’ girls scored 27 team points, and also finished ahead of Lake Stevens, Cascade and Everett in that order, with a similar one-two sweep in their race as was the case with the boys. Elsie Dombek was the winner, clocking 17:16.24, and freshman Sonja Blycker, racing in her first full varsity race, took second just 21 seconds behind her junior Red Wolve teammate. Cecilia Kiesow (seventh, 18:11.62), Aryia Farnworth (18:15.75, eighth), Lauren Krause (ninth, 18:27.55) and Katelyn Wells (18:34.65, tenth) all finished in the top 10 as well for Cedarcrest.

The JV boys’ race also had solid showings from sophomores Trail Sammarco, who took third clocking 16:28.01, and Sawyer Vonda, who finished fifth with a time of 16:44.49. Those efforts paced CHS’ JV boys to a second-place team finish. Lake Stevens won that race.

The Red Wolves are at South Whidbey High School Saturday for the South Whidbey Invitational. This course is a familiar one to Cedarcrest, as they raced on this course for many years in Cascade Conference competition, and it also doubles as the Northwest District postseason course, so this will be a good first look for all of the runners at what they can expect later this fall in postseason action.

Also this morning:

Mount Si boys’ golf competes today on the Ridge
Mount Si High School’s boys’ golf team is home today against Skyline in the first of their matches they’ll be hosting up at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Monday’s match was postponed by lightning up at Echo Falls Golf Course outside Woodinville with Woodinville’s Falcons.

The Wildcat JV’s though did play Monday and picked up a 230-250 win at Bellevue Municipal Golf Course over the Wolverines. Lower score wins, and the medalist for the match was Mount Si’s Noah Lange, who carded a two-over par 38.

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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