Congratulations to all of the Eagles who competed!
On a 60 degree, cloudy and windy day in the Tri-Cities, the Issaquah athletes were excited to run their best on the new course. The course changes were made to make it more spectator friendly and also added a higher level of difficulty. With more hills and more turns the course seemed to run about 20-25 seconds slower than in previous years. This was obvious after the first two smaller classification races concluded.
The Issaquah girls team placed 7th finishing one place ahead of Kingco Champion, Redmond. The team was led by Julia David-Smith's fine second place finish in 18:01.7. Following Julia across the line were scoring runners Katie Riley in 31st, Jenna Heesacker 87th, Emma Jordan 93rd and Darwin Hanson 94th. Ella McKillop finished 147th and Mara Nowlan 153rd. Swathi Padmanabhan and Marissa Trembley were ready to step in as alternates.
The boys 4A race was the final one of the day. The Eagles team finished 14th and was led by Sam Griffith's 15:53.5 for a solid 19th place. Team scoring runners following Sam into the finish chute were Allen Aby in 88th, Barry Diedericks 112th, Jasper Fuhs 126th and Jerry Imai-Takemura 143rd. Sam Rosenkranz placed 146th and Alex Darragh 149th.
Alternates Torin Carmichael and Alec Barran were great at supporting their teammates.
Both Julia David-Smith and Sam Griffith earned All-State Honors!
Thanks to all of the parents and teammates who travelled to Pasco to cheer on the team.
Results are posted on athletic.net.