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CROSS COUNTRY: Beamer, Mason finish solid at SPSL Championships
The Todd Beamer cross county team had a strong showing at the South Puget Sound League Championship Meet Saturday at Fort Steilacoom Park.
The Titan girls finished up in fourth place in the overall standings and the Beamer boys were sixth.
Ashley Mason led the way for the Titan girls with a seventh-place individual finish at the 16-team meet. Mason completed the 5-kilometer course in 19:26.60.
Mount Rainier's Jordan McPhee, the defending 4A state champion, easily won the girls' race in a time of 18:01.90. Tahoma's Delaney Tiernan was second in 18:36.00. Tahoma ran away with the team title with 26 points. Auburn Riverside was second with 126 points. Jefferson finished eighth (203) and Federal Way was 13th (355).
On the boys' side, Beamer got top-25 individual finishes from Haftom Tafere, Austin Jex and Blake Hansen. Tafare ended up 11th overall (16:27.0), Jex was 13th (16:31.4) and Hansen was 24th (16:55.8).
Jefferson was ninth overall as a team and Federal Way finished 12th. The Raiders were led by Yohan Gebrehiwet in 30th place and Tremaine Rambo led the Eagles with a 17th place finish in 16:41.9.
In the Class 3A SPSL Meet, both the Decatur girls and boys finished in eighth place. The Gator boys were led by a 19th-place finish from Kaden Lusink and the girls got a 22nd-place finish from Emma Dalin.
Next up is the humungous Westside Classic District Meet at American Lake Park on Saturday. The meet will feature nine different races from the 1B classification to 4A.
In the Class 4A races, the top-eight teams and the top-40 individual finishers advance to the state meet. In 3A action, the top-five teams and the top-25 individuals will run at state.
The meet kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with the Class 3A boys race. The 4A boys follow at 11 a.m., the 3A girls race at 12:05 p.m. and the 4A girls follow at 12:35 p.m.
Girls Cross Country
Class 4A Team Scores: Tahoma 26; Auburn Riverside 126; Puyallup 158; Todd Beamer 168; Kentridge 176; Emerald Ridge 183; Kent Meridian 188; Thomas Jefferson 203; Kentwood 213; Rogers 214; Auburn 219; Graham-Kapowsin 305; Mount Rainier 337; Federal Way 355; Curtis 382; Kentlake 425; Bethel 539
4A top Individuals: Jordan McPhee (MR) 18:01.90; Delaney Tiernan (T) 18:36.00; 3, Elizabeth Oosterhout (T) 18:37.10; Madison Colley (ER) 19:13.10; Amanda Kiefer (T) 19:19.00; Cheyenne Greenside (T) 19:25.40; Ashley Mason (TB) 19:26.60; Rachel Covey (AR) 19:31.40; Sammantha Patterson (R) 19:33.60; Maddy Dennis (TAH) 19:38.90
Class 3A Team Scores: Peninsula 23; Enumclaw 38; Bonney Lake 78; Kennedy Catholic 113; Lakes 133; Auburn Mountainview 177; Decatur 180; Hazen 182
3A Top Individuals: McKenzi Bravo (P) 19:05.40; Sarah Manning (P) 19:28.40; Katie Lynch (P) 19:54.10; Aleea Gwerder (E) 19:58.30; Emma Jones (P) 20:00.10; Hannah Calvert (E) 20:06.80; Marie Wilson (BL) 20:24.10; Abby Callison (E) 20:42.40; Thais Pedro (HIG) 20:44.8; Lindsay Ross (E) 20:48.20
Boys Cross Country
Class 4A Team Scores: Tahoma 47; Puyallup 117; Kentwood 123; Curtis 158; Kentridge 163; Todd Beamer 168; Auburn Riverside 210; Kentlake 215; Thomas Jefferson 223; Auburn 286; Emerald Ridge 287; Federal Way 300; Graham-Kapowsin 303; Mount Rainier 314; Rogers 352; Kent Meridian 425; Spanaway Lake 499; Bethel 560
4A Top Individuals: James Dagley (T) 15:55.30; Riley Campbell (T) 15:56.00; Mason Fletcher (P) 16:01.20; Robin Cheema (KW) 16:01.80; Alexander Martinez (KL) 16:10.00; Sterling Bath (KR) 16:16.20; Michael Ottesen (P) 16:22.30; Jonathan Jackson (GK) 16:22.70; Trevor Love (AR) 16:23.20; Jacob Larsen (T) 16:24.90
Class 3A Team Scores: Lakes 59; Enumclaw 73; Bonney Lake 99; Peninsula 118; Highline 121; Hazen 123; Auburn Mountainview 142; Decatur 208; Kennedy Catholic 210
3A Top Individuals: Nick Dorsett (KC) 16:14.10; Stephen Nelson (L) 16:27.80; Christian Rotter (AM) 16:27.80; Daniel Karpman (HAZ) 16:39.0; Samuel Gustafsson 16:47.0; Alec Rhome (E) 16:56.60; Jarek Rasmussen (L) 17:02.40; Ryan McGraw (BL) 17:04.0; Greg Edgecomb (L) 17:08.50; Chase Olson (E) 17:14.70