Warrior girls finish 2nd at State 3A Cross Country Tournament; boys take 11th

Edmonds-Woodway's Yukino Parle. (Photos by Karl Swenson)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Yukino Parle at this year’s District meet. (File photo by Karl Swenson)

In their quest for the school’s first state team title in girls’ cross country since 1987, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors came up just short Saturday – one point short.

The Warriors placed second in the 3A classification behind state champion Glacier Peak at the 2015 WIAA State Cross Country Championships held in Pasco on Saturday. E-W’s 113 team points gave them the runner-up spot behind the Grizzlies’ 112 points.

The Mountlake Terrace Hawks, after finishing second at state last season and fifth in 2013, had to settle for sixth place this year.

Two Warriors cracked the 3A girls’ race top four on Saturday. Sophomore Yukino Parle finished second behind individual champion Jordan Oakes of Holy Names Academy; Parle’s time of 18:08.8 over the hilly 5,000-meter course at Sun Willows Golf Course was less than a second better than third-place finisher Isabelle Olive of Garfield. Warrior freshman Olivia Meader-Yetter earned fourth place with a time of 18:26.9.

Lynnwood’s Malia Pivec finished seventh in the 3A girls’ race in a time of 18:40.8, 5.4 seconds in front of sister and eighth place finisher Mikayla Pivec. The Pivec siblings were the only Royal runners to qualify for the state meet this year.

Senior Katherine Walter was the top Hawk runner, crossing the finish line in 15th place in a time of 19:45.2.

The 3A state championship was the fourth title for Glacier Peak in girls’ cross country since 2010. The Grizzlies’ girls cross country team has qualified for the state meet every year since the school was founded in 2008, finishing in the top three every year except for one.

In the boys’ competition, E-W’s Matthew Park finished 24th to lead the Warriors to an 11th place finish, matching their result from last year. Meadowdale’s Cameron Sanders ran to a 41st place finish while Maverick teammate Colin Knechtel placed 56th.

Prep Cross Country: The 2015 WIAA State Cross Country Championships, Nov. 6 (5,000 meter course at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco)

Girls Team Scores
1. Glacier Peak        112
2. Edmonds-Woodway       113
3. Ballard       133
4. Garfield     147
5. Bellevue    153
6. Mountlake Terrace          157
7. Kamiakin  162
8. Holy Names Academy   175
9. Mercer Island       193
10. Hanford   239
11. Centeral Kitsap 247
12. Hazen      275
13. Enumclaw          301
14. Sumner   317
15. Peninsula           369
16. Lakes      383

Boys Team Scores
1. North Central       75
2. Kamiakin  121
3. Arlington    124
4. Interlake    141
5. Central Kitsap      143
6. Ballard       147
7. Bainbridge            185
8. Glacier Peak        194
9. Juanita      195
10. Nathan Hale      256
11. Edmonds-Woodway    276
12. Peninsula           316
13. Bonney Lake      320
14. North Thurston  337
15. Capital    382
16. Hazen      402

Edmonds School District student athlete results (girls)
2. Yukino Parle (Edmonds-Woodway), 18:08.8
4. Olivia Meader-Yetter (Edmonds-Woodway), 18:26.9
7. Malia Pivec (Lynnwood), 18:40.8
8. Mikayla Pivec (Lynnwood), 18:46.4
15. Katherine Walter (Mountlake Terrace), 18:56.9
29. Ella Schroth (Mountlake Terrace), 19:27.7
35. Sydney Boland (Edmonds-Woodway), 19:37.8
47. Katherine Gustafson (Mountlake Terrace), 19:52.3
50. Susan Kim (Edmonds-Woodway), 19:56.6
53. Jessica Ong (Mountlake Terrace), 19:59.0
66. Stephanie Wroblewski (Edmonds-Woodway), 20:05.0
78. Marika Jamtaas (Mountlake Terrace), 20:30.1
92. Kaitlynn Rust (Edmonds-Woodway), 20:51.3
94. Joan Park (Mountlake Terrace), 20:52.8
104. Megan Kelly (Edmonds-Woodway), 21:10.0
114. Sophia Nelson (Mountlake Terrace), 21:25.1

Edmonds School District student athlete results (boys)
24. Matthew Park (Edmonds-Woodway), 16:00.0
41. Cameron Sanders (Meadowdale), 16:21.3
55. Sam McCloughan (Edmonds-Woodway), 16:30.0
56. Colin Knechtel (Meadowdale), 16:30.2
93. Grady Okeson (Edmonds-Woodway), 16:53.1
101. Benjamin Yang Edmonds-Woodway, 17:03.7
105. Biniam Tesfaghaber Edmonds-Woodway, 17:10.0
111. Grant Christian Edmonds-Woodway, 17:14.9
122. Cameron Aitken Edmonds-Woodway, 17:29.6

— By Doug Petrowski

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