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Girls Team finishes 3rd and Boys Team 6th at 2017 State XC Championships

On a typical rainless day in Pasco, the two Issaquah teams came to do their best at the 2017 state meet. It was a little chilly but dry day and the course was in excellent shape.

Podium girls

The girls ran first finishing third behind Lewis and Clark and Camas. Led by the All-State finishes of Kenna Clawson (8th)  and Sami Corman (9th), the girls had solid races. As defending state champions, they experienced the feeling of having a “target” on their backs. They raced well and look forward to next week’s Nike Cross Regional Northwest 2017 race in Boise.

Issaquah Boys at state

The boys ran the final race of the day and saved their best performance of the year for this meet. Led by Luke George’s All-State 9th place finish, the team placed 6th out of the 16 qualifying teams, an improvement over their 2016 9th place finish. Five of the seven runners had lifetime personal records. As a team, it does not get much better than that! A shout-out to Sam Griffith who broke 16:00 for the first time placing 26th. The boys team will also be competing next weekend in Boise.

Good luck to both teams next week!

More state photos from Lawrie

WIAA Tournament Central Results and more

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Kingco JV Invite

In addition to the two varsity team championships yesterday at Kingco, the JV Girls finished 2nd to Inglemoor by two points and the JV Boys team won beating Skyline by one point!

What a great way to finish the season!

Results are now posted for both meets on

Kingco Champions X 2

Congratulations to the boys varsity team who started the day by winning the Kingco 4A League Championships followed an hour later with the girls varsity team winning the 4A Girls League Championship title.

In addition to winning league championships, both varsity teams earned the regular season dual meet titles. Congratulations on showing great consistency throughout the season!

All-Kingco First Team Honors went to Luke George and Sam Griffith for the boys team.

For the girls, All-Kingco First Team Honors were earned by Julia David-Smith, Sami Corman, Kenna Clawson and Andie Kolasinski. Second Team Honors went to Lauren Haas and Jenna Heesacker.

A great day of racing in the mud and rain for the entire team!

Full results on

Lawrie’s photos

Practice Schedule

Practice for the next two weeks will start at 3:15 on Monday, Tuesday, (4:15 Wednesday), Thursday and Friday for those nine boys and nine girls who have qualified for the state meet on November 4th.

Please arrive on time!

Kingco Varsity Championships and JV Kingco Invite-October 21st

Lake Sammamish State Park

Discover Pass needed to enter park or $10 fee

We will NOT have bus transportation to/from the meet.

Athletes who have met the eligibility requirements will be entered and will attend this meet.

This is the final race of the season for jv athletes and is required for “finishing the season”. In addition to the league championship title, the varsity races are also the qualifying races for the state meet on November 4th. The top two teams and top 14 individuals in the two varsity races will qualify for the state championships in Pasco.

Bring water or prerace and post race liquids along with a snack to eat before and/or after your race. You must wear your school issued uniform. Spikes are allowed and recommended if you have them. You will be given a race number that must be worn during the race. Make sure that the number is totally visible and not folded, bent or mutilated If there is no number, there is no result!

Race Schedule and Issaquah Entries

10:00 am Boys 4A Varsity (Lane 5) Luke George, Sam Griffith, Jared Putney, Barry Diedericks, Jordan Crist, Allen Aby, Jenner Sapienza

Alternates: Dil Thiagarajan, Nick Rodgers

11:00 am Girls 4A Varsity (Lane 7)  Julia David-Smith, Sami Corman, Kenna Clawson, Andie Kolasinski, Lauren Haas, Jenna Heesacker, Emma Jordan

Alternates: Katie Riley, Ella McKillop

12:45pm      Awards Presentation

1:15 pm 4A Boys JV  All remaining boys plus the two alternates listed above

2:15 pm 4A Girls JV  All remaining girls plus the two alternates listed above

All varsity boys plus the two alternates should report to our tent before 8:30 am
All varsity girls plus the two alternates should report to our tent before 9:30 am
All jv boys and girls should report to our tent before 11:30 am

Boys Team earn Kingco Dual Meet Championship

The boys team ended the season with a 7 win and 1 loss record. They tied Inglemoor with the same season record. However, since Issaquah boys beat Inglemoor boys, they should win the championship based on beating them “head to head”. Stay tuned for the awards ceremony at Kingco on October 21st at 12:45 pm.

Congratulations to the boys team!

Photos to Lawrie’s gallery