Parle finishes 7th as E-W runners compete in Border Clash event

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The fastest cross country runners from Washington and Oregon once again battled for Northwest bragging rights during the annual Nike-sponsored Border Clash event last weekend — and Edmonds-Woodway High School runners were among them.

E-W senior Yukino Parle finished 7th out of the 51 top runners competing in the women’s 5,000-meter event, with a time of 18:45.07. Top finisher for the women was Katie Thronson from Spokane’s Lewis & Clark High School, at 18:17.01.

E-W’s Olivia Meader-Yetter came in 25th at 19:16.33 and the Warriors’ Stephanie Wroblewski finished 42nd with a time of 19:47.74.

According to Meader-Yetter’s mother, Jennifer, who accompanied the EWHS runners, both male and female Washington runners beat their Oregon counterparts in the Nov. 18 event at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. You can see complete individual results online here.

Next up for Parle, who has committed to run at Boise State, is the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN), one of the most prestigious high school cross country events in the nation. That race will be run on Saturday, Dec. 2, on a 5,000 meter course at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland.

The girls’ championship race is scheduled to be run at 11:35 a.m. The event will be streamed live at nikecrossnationals.com.

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