News notes we missed from this week

Catching up on some things we neglected from this week involving cross country, girls’ swimming and boys’ golf from Mount Si High School.

Wildcat XC splits with Skyline in final regular season meet
Mount Si High School’s cross-country team took on Skyline in the final regular season meet for both teams on Wednesday.

The Wildcat boys beat the Spartans 24-31 (lower score wins) while Skyline did the same to Mount Si’s girls 18-38.

Mount Si’s boys were aided by a strong finish from Joe Waskom and Paul Talens, who finished one-two in the race. Waskom, a senior, clocked 15 minutes, 41 seconds to win the race at Klahanie Park in Sammamish, and was followed by Talens, a sophomore, 13 seconds behind. Junior Austin Gappa clocked 16:32 and took fourth.

A top-three sweep for Skyline headlined the girls’ race, with Spartan sophomore Lauren Holford clocking 19:15 to win it, followed by junior teammates Mia Crocker in second (19:39) and Delbar Darvish in third (19:51). Senior Addie Kaess led Mount Si, finishing fourth with a time of 20:07, followed by junior Mackenzie Saunders in sixth (21:00).

Postseason begins next week for Mount Si, with the Kingco 4A meet. It will be at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, with the state meet to follow on November 3 in Pasco.

Mount Si boys golf tunes up for postseason
The Wildcat boys’ golf team closed out its regular season Wednesday as well, with a tight win over Bellevue at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie.

Mount Si took it 184-185 (lower score wins) with Drew Warford and Cooper Neil along with Bellevue’s Ian Siebers all sharing medalist honors, each firing a one-under par round of 35. Nate Harris, Hogan Warford and Noah Lange all carded 38’s for the Wildcats to take the victory.

Monday, Mount Si is at the Kingco/SeaKing tournament at Snohomish Golf Course. Look for the Wildcats to make a strong push to qualify as a team to state backed by the Warford’s and Neil. The event runs Monday and Tuesday there up north, with the state tournament to be held next Memorial Day weekend over in the Tri-Cities.

Wildcat girls’ swimmers make Interlake work hard to earn victory
Mount Si’s girls’ swim team gave Interlake a run for its money on Thursday night at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island.

The Saints took the meet 95 ½-84 ½ but the Wildcats had great showings on a number of fronts.

It started out well enough, too, with the Mount Si 200-yard medley relay crew of Tatum Dalgleish, Campbell Brenne, Theodora McCabe and Amelia Moulton winning that race, clocking 2:06.22. The winning for Brenne continued in the 200-yard individual medley; she took that race with a district-qualifying time of 2:22.97. The 100-yard butterfly had something rare for Mount Si – a top-three sweep. McCabe led it with the win, in a district-qualifying time of 1:05.78. Emma Cullen took second (1:19.21) and Aaliya Redler rounded out the sweep (1:21.08) with both earning league meet qualification with their times.

The 200-yard freestyle relay crew continued the strong success for scarlet and gray, with the unit of McCabe, Emi Yoshikawa, Clara Lourenco and Allison Winder taking it narrowly over the Saints, clocking 1:56.66 and beating the Saints by less than a half-second. Brenne (100-yard backstroke, 1:02.02, district qualifying time) and McCabe (100-yard breaststroke, 1:17.63, district qualifying time) then won the next two races for the Wildcats, and it wrapped with a strong second-place finish for the 400-yard freestyle crew of Moulton, Dalgleish, Brenne and Caroline Smith. They clocked 4:34.18.

In their Senior Day meet October 4 with Skyline, the Spartans took the win at the Club on Snoqualmie Ridge but saw Mount Si’s McCabe win the 200-yard individual medley (2:31.21) for the Wildcats’ lone individual event win of that meet.

Mount Si wraps up the regular season at Mercer Island next week.

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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