Waskom finishes high school XC career on solid note, plus our first Athletes of the Week for the winter season…..

A cross country note first, then we get to our first Athletes of the Week for the new winter season.

Mount Si High School’s Joe Waskom delivered another strong performance in his final meet as a high school athlete this past Saturday.

Waskom, a senior and winner of this fall’s WIAA 4A state high school boys’ cross country title, clocked 15 minutes, 34.7 seconds over the 5k course down in Portland and took 33rd in the Nike NXN Cross Nationals national championships. He was running against around 200 of the best high school boys’ cross country runners from all over the country, so this was a good result to be sure. He finished a little over 30 seconds behind race winner Liam Anderson, from California.

Congrats to Joe on his success. Now to our athletes of the week and we hit the mat for both of these. Our first winter selections are both from the boys. We’ll be doing this segment as normal on Mondays starting next week.

MOUNT SI – Sophomore Mark Marum (120 lbs.) was one of the highlights for the Wildcats this past weekend as he went 4-0 at the Ed Arima Duals in Sumner. Marum is expected to be among the top contenders for Mount Si as it aims to return a solid cast to compete at the state Mat Classic meet next March down in Tacoma. The Wildcats are at Redmond tonight.

CEDARCREST – Caleb Lay (220 lbs.) headlined the Red Wolves’ fifth-place team finish at this past weekend’s White River Classic, as he took that weight class. He is aiming for a return to state this season, as he went to the Mat Classic last season. CHS is at Mount Vernon tonight then is at the Bonney Lake tournament this weekend.

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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