W.F. West cross country runners got their first taste of the 2021-22 season at the 27th annual Capital Invite on Saturday in Olympia.
All races were run by grade level and gender. No team scores were kept and the top-10 finishers in each division won medals. Runners placing 11th to 20th earned ribbons.
W.F. West freshman Mercedes Ricks was the top Bearcat finisher, placing fourth. Freshman Ezra Bichard was 18th, while senior Elaina Koenig placed 20th. On the boys side, Henry Jordan ran a steady race to place 27th in a time of 13:15.67.