This week’s Washington/Oregon recap includes a first look at Montana’s top teams with the inclusion of the Mountain West Classic. Bozeman MT swept the team titles with a few Spokane teams towards the front). The boys individual race saw Cody WY senior Brody Smith (15:08.27) take the title with Sentinel MT junior Marshall Beatty (15:17.86) finishing well ahead of University WA senior Hunter Simpson (15:35.82) for second. Glacier MT sophomore Annie Hill (17:12.25) continued her dominance as she won the girls title over Billings Senior MT senior Christina Aragon (17:27.90).
We also saw some drama unfold at the Sundodger Invitational as a pair of SoCal teams made the trip up, but were not allowed to compete as teams due to the CIF-SS not sanctioning the event, which means the would-be team champions weren’t actually the official team champions at the meet. The Official team scores had Kamiakin WA (59) winning over Gig Harbor WA (63), Grant OR (66), Boise ID (72), and Bothell WA (95) on the boys side. The girls Official results had Grant OR (54) edging Boise ID (57) and Central Valley WA (67). If the California athletes were included, the unofficial scores would be quite different. The boys would have been Mira Costa CA (69), Saugus CA (78), Kamiakin WA (89), Gig Harbor WA (98), Grant OR (102), Boise ID (110) and Bothell WA (145); the girls scores would have been Saugus CA (51), Mira Costa CA (74), Boise ID (101), Grant OR (102), and Central Valley WA (109). What sanctioning issues didn’t dampen was the individual competition as Saugus junior Ryan Tate won in 15:08.76 over Northwest WA junior Tibebu Proctor’s 15:08.79, while Grant senior Ella Donaghu won comfortably in 16:46.61.
Meet Comparison Chart (time listed is the initial estimated 200.0 rating mark)
13:30.15 Seaside - Easy Course OR (Camp Rilea, Seaside)
13:38.41 Salt Creek WA (Salt Creek Park, Port Angeles)
13:56.55 Oregon City OR (Oregon City HS, Oregon City)
14:06.85 Sundodger WA (Lincoln Park, Seattle)
14:12.83 Erik Anderson WA (Plantes Ferry, Spokane)
14:27.44 Apple Ridge WA (Apple Ridge, Cowiche)
14:27.77 Mountain West MT (University of Montana Golf Course, Missoula)
14:32.52 Prefontaine OR (Prefontaine Memorial 10k course, Coos Bay)
14:36.82 Ft. Steilacoom WA (Ft. Steilacoom Park, Lakewood)
15:07.25 South Whidbey WA (South Whidbey HS, Langley)
16:48.68 Seaside - Moderate Course OR (Camp Rilea, Seaside)
17:55.69 Seaside - Hard Course OR (Camp Rilea, Seaside)