Rainier Girls Top Local Teams at XC State

Yelm Boys Take 10th in 3A Competition


Rainier senior Selena Niemi placed 13th and the Mountaineers’ girls team was the top local squad with a seventh-place finish at the state cross country championships Saturday in Pasco.

Niemi took 13th place out of 77 runners in a time of 21:10. Senior Faith Boesch was 50th in a time of 24:05.90, junior Hailey Tyrell was 59th (24:50.70), freshman Emma Mathson was 65th (25:17.70) and senior Zoe Mathson was 66th (25:20.10). Pope John Paul 2 won the 2B state championship with 46 points.

Morton-White Pass junior Ayricka Hughes placed 41st in a time of 22:56. Toledo’s Karley Harris placed 49th (23:59.5).

On the 2A side, Tumwater girls placed 13th with 290 points. Sehome won the state championship with 64 points.

Thunderbird senior Amantea Lucia Amantea placed 45th in a time of 21:09.20. Olivia Ahrens placed 67th (21:38.10), Olivia Marty was 94th (22:09.10), Jesse Brumbaugh was 103rd (22:17.10) and Rachel Zahn was 127th (23:04.10).

W.F. West freshman Mercedes Ricks placed 106th in a time of 22:20.30.

On the boys side, in Class 2B, Morton-White Pass finished 11th as a team with 233 points. Liberty Bell won the state championship with 50 points.

MWP senior Asher Sympson led the T-Wolves with a 32nd-place finish (17:58.70). David Martinez was 45th (18:19.10), Hunter Brackett was 84th (19:20.70) and Eric Brown was 103rd (19:52.90).

Rainier’s Dylan Davis placed 37th in a time of 18:06.40, while teammate Ryan Doidge was 65th (18:54.20).

Mossyrock’s Hugo Wedam placed 35th in a time of 18:02.60, while teammate Chrisitan Paz Tapia finished 43rd in a time of 18:17.30.

For Toledo, freshman Treyton Marty was 63rd (18:53.30) and Connor Olmstead placed 76th (19:04.60).

On the 1A side, Tenino’s Carson Hart was 89th in a time of 18:30.70, while Tristan Van Bargen was 147th (19:56.40).

For 2A, Tumwater boys placed 11th with 274 points. Squalicum won the state championship with 77 points.

Thunderbirds’ junior John Hoffer led Tumwater with a seventh-place finish (16:17.10). Brendan Hamilton was 64th (17:38.40), Andrew Harnden was 105th (18:14.80), Nathan Klingelhoffer was 122nd (18:28.50), Mason Ball was 134th (18:46.90), Sawyer Hicks was 144th (18:58.10) and Xander Ickert was 148th (19:07.60).

For W.F. West, senior Henry Jordan was 130th in a time of 18:40.30. Rochester’s Levi Jennings placed 40th (17:20.60) and teammate Gabe Stuard was 135th (18:48.70). Centralia junior Devin Harrison placed 103rd (18:13.60).

For full results, visit WIAA.com.

As for the 3A state competition, Yelm took 10th place overall with a team score of 281. The first place trophy went to Bishop Blanchet High School, which scored 88.