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PREP SPORTS WRAP: Beamer cross country teams impress at SPSL Meet
The Todd Beamer cross country teams both snagged top-three finishes at Saturday's South Puget Sound League Meet a Fort Steilacoom Park. The Titan girls finished in second place in the team standings behind Tahoma and the Beamer boys ended up in third place.
The Titan girls were led by junior Ashley Mason, who took seventh-place overall in a time of 19:20.17 over the 5,000-meter course. Beamer also got solid finishes from Lily Do (22nd place), Angela Mendoza (34th), Alyssa Odom (41st) and Alyssa Mendoza (43rd).
On the boys' side, Beamer had three runners finish in the top-13 Saturday. Junior Austin Jex led the way in eighth place (16:24.23), followed by Blake Hansen (11th) and Haftom Tafere (13th).
Individually, the best finish of any runner in the district came from Federal Way High School's Mussie Simon. The senior ended up in fourth place overall in a time of 16:11.39 in the 4A boys race. Simon led Federal Way to a ninth-place team finish.
The Thomas Jefferson boys and girls both finished 10th in the team standings. Kelin Doner ended up 14th overall in 19:54.15 on the girls' side and Hunter Printz was 19th in the boys' race.
Next up for the runners will be the Westside Classic District 3 championship meet, which gets underway Saturday at American Lake Golf Course in Lakewood. The 4A boys run at 1:40 p.m. and the 4A girls run at 2:40 p.m. The top-7 teams and top-35 individual runners in both boys and girls competitions move on to the state meet Nov. 9 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
The Federal Way Eagles took a huge step toward winning the South Puget Sound League South Division championship with a 3-2 win over Curtis Saturday.
The win by Federal Way created a tie between Federal Way and Curtis atop the SPSL South. Both have matching 11-2-1 records and split their two regular-season games.
Saturday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium, the Eagles got goals from Kayla Peterson, Samantha Cheever and Audrey Shin.
The Eagles currently have two games left during their SPSL South regular season. Federal Way takes on the Puyallup Vikings Tuesday and end the season against Beamer Thursday afternoon. Curtis plays Graham-Kapwosin Tuesday and Puyallup Thursday.
Beamer — The Titans (8-4-2) shut out Emerald Ridge Saturday, 4-0. Beamer got a pair of goals from Ameera Hussen and Taylor Crace. Casey Woehrle picked up the shutout in net for the Titans.
Jefferson — The Raiders remained in third place in the SPSL North with a 1-0 win over Tahoma Saturday. The only goal of the game came in the ninth minute from Katie Coronado on a pass from Cassidy Lane. Kendra Wallace earned the shutout in goal.