Athletes from seven schools crossed the Columbia and followed it to the coast this past Saturday, taking part in three races of differing difficulty and that aptly-named Three Course Challenge at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore.
Toledo’s Treyton Marty had the best time and the best finish of the day among locals, placing third in the boys’ race on the 5,000-meter moderate course with a time of 17:15.7. Behind him, Oakville eighth grader Cecil Gumaelius took 14th at 19:06 and Winlock’s Chase Trodahl was 22nd at 19:27.6. Tenino’s Carter Mounts ran the moderate course in 20:39.2 for 53rd, Mossyrock’s Ethan Wedam was 122nd in 22:24.3 and Adna’s Zane Powell ran it in 23:42.3 to finished 166th in a field of 337.
Adna’s Jordan Stout took on the difficult course and ran a 19:00.3 to finish 10th. Black Hills had Truman Wimsett take 35th in 20:24.8, and Landen McKissick take 45th in 20:46.6. In the easy-course race, Tenino’s Tristan Von Bargen (18:57.4) placed 17th.
Black Hills’ Zaniah Robinson took home the best local time for the girls, running the moderate course in 25:05.3 for 41st. Mossyrock’s Joan Wedam came in a few spots behind her at 45th in 25:24.0. Oakville’s Carmella Gumaelius was 76th with a time of 27:21. Megan Stout and Megann Price both finished in 31:07 for Adna.
Taelor Woo ran the difficult course for the Wolves and finished in 25:58.2, good for 49th, and Tenino’s Brynn Williams (26:10.4) was 53rd.
In the easy girls race, Winlock’s Victoria Sancho placed 54th with a time of 26:52.7, just ahead of teammate Natalie Cardenas Hernandez (27:01.7).