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.
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.
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!
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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 athletic.net.
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 Athletic.net
On a day that had a little rain, sun, clouds and hail many of the Issaquah athletes came out to run hard at the last tri-meet of the season. Skyline hosted us with a new version of their old course.
The boys team had their first loss of the season to school district rival, Skyline. They completed their dual meet season with a 7 win and 1 loss record. The girls team won again,ending their dual meet season with a perfect 8 and 0 record. Congratulations to the girls for their Kingco Dual Meet Championship!
Boys Team Scores: Skyline 27, Issaquah 28, Newport 75
Girls Team Scores: Issaquah 19, Skyline 52, Newport 65
Times are posted on athletic.net
The final invitational of the season took place today at Lakewood High School in Arlington. It was another great day for Issaquah runners following their very strong performances at last week’s Twilight Invitational. Thirty of the forty-five athletes competing had lifetime or season personal records. A few California schools added to the traditional Oregon and Washington schools which made for a great day of racing.
The boys frosh/soph race saw top 20 finishes from Jasper Fuhs (5th), Sam Rosenkranz (13th), Nic Chin (15th) and Ian Streams (19th). As a team, they placed 3rd.
The JV boys team placed 5th out of 33 teams. The three boys earning top 20 finishes were Jenner Sapienza (2nd), Nick Rodgers (7th) and Alex Darragh (13th).
The Varsity boys race ended the day with their 7th place team finish out of 36. Luke George led the boys team with his 4th place finish in a lifetime PR followed by Sam Griffith in 17th who also earned a lifetime pr.
Jenna Heesacker won the jv girls race in a lifetime PR. Ella McKillop placed a strong third to lead the JV girls team to their 3rd place finish.
The 38 school varsity girls race saw Issaquah win their 3rd invitational of the year, outscoring second place Camas by 67 points. Led by Sami Corman (4th), Julia David-Smith (5th), Kenna Clawson (10th), Andie Kolasinski (26th) and Lauren Haas (29th) the girls average team time was an outstanding 18:24 with the top 5 girls under 19:00 for the first time in school history.
Full Results on Athletic.net
Congratulations to all the athletes competing today and for the great support of parents and friends who made the trip to Arlington.
Issaquah Boys and Girls teams win their respective meets
On a perfect day at Issaquah High School the boys and girls varsity teams were victorious over two Northshore schools. North Creek is a new school in Kingco this year.
Boys: Issaquah 19
North Creek 64
Girls: Issaquah 15
North Creek 85
Luke George tied the course record with a time of 16:11. The record he tied was from last year when Nate Pendleton of Eastlake ran the same time.
The Issaquah Eagles Cross Country Team had an outstanding day with 43 of 51 athletes achieving lifetime or season personal records. What an incredible day! For the boys varsity team Luke George finished 3rd overall in a lifetime best while Kenna Clawson led the girls team finishing in 8th place overall with her lifetime best! Way to go Luke and Kenna!
In the boys team scoring, the various divisions and team place are as follows:
Varsity- 6th out of 33,
Jr./Sr. JV-2nd out of 33
Fr./So JV-4th out of 33
Serious Open-1st out of 23
In the girls team scoring, the divisions and team place are as follows:
Varsity-2nd out of 35
Fr./So JV-9th of 19
Congratulations to all who raced today and thanks to all of the parents who came out to support the team in the rain!
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