McDowell leads Grizzlies to district boys title | Cross country
Last updated 11/3/2017 at Noon
Glacier Peak Riley McDowell took first place and also helped the Grizzlies win the boys team title at the 4A Northwest District Cross Country Championships Saturday, Oct. 28, at South Whidbey High School in Langley.
McDowell finished the 5k course in 16 minutes, 6.16 seconds, ahead of Jackson’s Mateo Rivera and teammates Nicholas Mullineaux-Perrault and Elijah Lopez. Jackson’s Joseph Skoog was fifth and Glacier Peak’s Tyler Tanta and Nathan Tastad were seventh and eighth. Teammate Tim Mandzyuk finished 10th and Jackson’s Lucas Robert placed 11th.
Glacier Peak scored 23 points, while Jackson edged Lake Stevens for second place 52 to 58. The top two teams and 14 individuals advance to the state meet.
Lake Stevens won the girls title with 61 points and Jackson and Glacier Peak tied for second with 73. The Wolfpack won the tiebreaker to claim the state berth.
Lake Stevens’ Taylor Roe placed first in 18:31.20. Glacier Peak’s Alexis Palmer took third and Jackson’s Anna Skog finished fifth. Glacier Peak’s Brooke Wallace finished 10th and was followed by Jackson’s Allyson Kim. Glacier Peak’s Elena Willems was 14th.
In the 2A boys race, Archbishop Murphy’s Joshua Rauvola took second place. Megan Dorney finished 19th and was Archbishop Murphy’s top placer in the girls race.
The state cross country championships are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.