MEET RECAP: Kingco Championships

In the first of our 3 post-season meets for our varsity squad, our TEAM showed that they are ready for the competition ahead. Overall, our athletes walked away with 13 personal bests, 8 All-Kingco individual performances, an individual runner-up finish, a second place team finish and a first place team finish.

Starting with our girls, who took care of business in a big way. Their squad was led by senior Kate Yahn (4th, 18:14.9, First Team All-Kingco) and junior Jane Harig (6th, 18:24.5, First Team All-Kingco) — along with junior Clara Tubbs (13th, 19:38.7, Second Team All-Kingco), sophomore Riley Eberhardt (15th, 19:43.8, PR), senior Julia Ryan (23rd, 20:15.6), senior Anna Jensen (36th, 20:38.5, Season’s Best), and junior Giada Oliva (43rd, 20:56.8, PR) — all of whom ran outstanding team races. In what was one of the closest Kingco Championships in many years, our Quah Girls won the Kingco team title with a score of 61 points to Eastlake’s 63- and Mount Si’s 64-point efforts. This is an incredible way to start the momentum of our post-season, and absolutely something for us to build on top of!

Onto our boys, who put up about as good a fight as they could have. Going up against #1 ranked Eastlake, our squad raced, and raced well. The Eagles were led by junior Brennen Rickey (2nd, 15:40.4, First Team All-Kingco), sophomore Connor Rickey (4th, 15:54.5, First Team All-Kingco, PR), senior Ben Konopka (6th, 15:55.8, First Team All-Kingco), sophomore Elliot McIntosh (8th, 16:05.8, Second Team All-Kingco, PR), senior Jonathan Liu (13th, 16:26.4, Second Team All-Kingco, Season’s Best) and sophomore Henry Tait (16:32.5, PR) — all running amazing races and finishing a close second place as a team to Eastlake (28-33). While a Kingco trophy didn’t return home with us for the boy’s team, this performance gives us an incredible point to take off from.

Links to full results are here, while links to photos taken by Ken Fischer are here.

Both of our teams qualified for the district meet, which will be held at Lakewood HS on October 29th.

Fly Eagles, Fly!

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