Adna’s Jordan Stout and Mossyrock freshman Joan Wedam put a title in their pockets heading to State, winning the races at the District 4 1B/2B meet Saturday at Rainier.
Mossyrock won the boys team title, while Rainier beat Forks — the only other full team — for the girls’ crown. Onalaska placed third for the boys, with Adna in fifth, Morton-White Pass in sixth, and Rainier was eighth.
Stout won his race in a dead heat, beating Toledo sophomore Treyton Marty by just over two seconds with a final time of 17:22.62. Mossyrock’s Christian Paz Tapia was the first Viking across the line, taking third in 17:40.13, followed by Hugo Wedam (18:18.88) and Miguel Gomez (18:19.01) in fifth and sixth, respectively.
Wedam’s win was a lot less close, coming in at 22:03.03, with Morton-White Pass’ Ayricka Hughes finishing second with a time of 22:45.20.
With Rainier winning the girls’ team title, the Mountaineers’ top five all make State. Rayne Tyrrell (23:06.14) came in sixth, Ella Marvin (23:12.60) was seventh, Bryn Beckman (23:55.37) was 10th, Angelica Askey (24:10.34) was 13th, and Madison Mounts (25:35.41) was 15th. The top seven individual finishers also qualified, including Wedam, Hughes, and Mercedes Dupont out of Oakville, who came in fifth with a time of 23:05.49.
On the boys’ side, 28 runners qualified for State, as well as the full teams for Mossyrock, Cedar Tree Christian, Onalaska, and Adna.
Onalaska’s Ben Russon made the cut with a 11th-place time of 18:30.65, just a hair ahead of Rainier’s Zach Hamilton (18:30.85). MWP’s Eric Brown came in at 18:42.52 to finish 13th, Toledo’s Conner Olmstead was 14th in 18:49.39, and Winlock’s Chase Trodahl (18:52.61) was 15th.
Cole Russon came in 20th for Onalaska at 19:04.70. And fellow Logger Conner Blai was 28th at 19:21.52.. James Meldrum (19:07.03) was 22nd for Rainier, with teammate Giacomo Ravelli (19:15.19) in 25th. Adna’s Bailey Davis was 23rd in 19:13.03.
The State championship meet will take place next Saturday in Pasco.