Cross country season kicks off
June 13, 2008 · Updated 2:22 PM
The Thomas Jefferson girls were dominant in their opening meet of the South Puget Sound League South Division season on Wednesday. The Raiders downed Curtis, 19-39, and Rogers, 15-44.
In total, Jefferson had five of the top-six placers at the three-team meet at TJ. Hilorie Hildebrandt finished first over the 3.1-mile course in 20:42. Kenna Patrick was third (21:13), Natalie Jarvey was fourth (21:32), Amy Miller was fifth (22:03), Tera Brockman was sixth (22:12) for the Raiders.
The Jefferson boys also picked up a pair of victories in their opener over Curtis and Rogers. The boys downed Curtis, 27-29, and handled Rogers, 16-44.
Senior Kyle Anderson blew away the field and broke his own course record. He finished the 3.1 miles in 16:54 34 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. Bryce Gravel finished up in third place in a time of 17:31.9.
The Gator boys swept their first two meets of the SPSL South season on Wednesday. Decatur beat Puyallup, 38-40, and downed Bethel, 24-33. Senior Shaun Helm won the race in a time of 16:21. Giovanni Boccato was eighth in a time of 17:59, John Tavares was ninth (17:59) and Keith Williams was 10th in 18:06.
The Gator girls split their meet with Bethel and Puyallup. Decatur beat Bethel, 31-24, but lost to Puyallup, 25-31. The Gators top finisher was Becky Williams in third place (20:49). Kim Barney was sixth (21:14) and Brittany Fanning was seventh in 21:15.
The Beamer boys and girls were swept in their opening meet by Puyallup and Bethel.
The Titan boys lost to Puyallup, 23-35, and to Bethel, 24-32. Stephen Gradden was the top finisher for the Titans in fourth place overall in a time of 17:23. Ryan Canfield finished 11th in 18:13.
The Beamer girls were beaten by Puyallup, 19-38, and by Bethel, 27-30, on Wednesday. Their top finisher was McKinley Williams in eighth place in 21:15 and Jennie Reilly was ninth in 21:39.
The Eagle boys beat Emerald Ridge, 22-33, and lost to Spanaway Lake, 18-43, Wednesday. The girls were swept by the two schools at Celebration Park.