November 10th, Nike Cross Regionals, Boise, Idaho The boys varsity team along with Julia David-Smith travelled to Boise with parents to compete in the NXR Meet. Sam Griffith raced in the Championship Division and finished an impressive 23rd place with a time of 15:52.6. Allen Aby ran a strong race leading the boys team in the Open Invitational Division with his 72nd place (out of 711). The other team competitors were Barry Diedericks, Jasper Fuhs, Jerry Imai-Takemura, Torin Carmichael, Sam Rosenkranz and Alex Darragh. The team placed 20th out of 84 teams. Well done, guys! Julia ran a great race in the Championship Division. She finished 4th with a time of 17:42.3. Her top four finish qualified her to compete at the Nike Cross National meet in Portland on December 1st! Congratulations, Julia and we look forward to seeing how your race goes at the national meet. November 17th, Border Clash, Nike Headquarters in Portland Sam Griffith and Julia David-Smith were invited to run at the Nike sponsored Border Clash meet in Portland by their placement at the state meet in Pasco two weeks earlier. Border Clash takes the top runners from Washington and Oregon to see which state has the best team on that day. Scoring is the same a usual where the top five across the line for each state count in the team score. Once again, Washington came out on top. Washington boys beat Oregon boys 25-35 while the Washington girls defeated Oregon 20-41. Sam placed 37th out of 77 in 16:40.5. Julia finished 2nd in 18:09.7. Way to go Sam and Julia!