From left, Thomas Jefferson runners Alyssa Murray, Ali Saucedo and Kathleen Riordan compete at the WIAA State Championship on Nov. 3. Courtesy photo

From left, Thomas Jefferson runners Alyssa Murray, Ali Saucedo and Kathleen Riordan compete at the WIAA State Championship on Nov. 3. Courtesy photo

Results on the run

TJHS girls cross country team finishes 9th in state.

Cross country runners from several Federal Way high schools competed at the WIAA State Cross Country Championship meet in Pasco on Nov. 3.

The 5K distance race (3.1 miles) winds through the Sun Willows Golf Course. This year, the course was rerouted to become more fan-friendly, adding elements such as elevation changes and a second hill run to the race, according to a report from the Yakima Herald.

The Thomas Jefferson girls XC team finished 9th in state with a score of 233.

“Our girls team completed a fantastic season, breaking Tahoma’s 10-year consecutive win streak at the North Puget Sound League Championship meet,” said Paul Ruston, Thomas Jefferson girls cross country head coach. “Finishing fourth at the district meet and becoming our first team to qualify since 2011, concluding the season as the 9th best 4A team in the state.”

Thomas Jefferson girls results

23rd, sophomore Ali Saucedo, 19:42.0

25th, junior Alyssa Murray, 19:42.40

43rd, senior Marcella Huang, 20:03.10

59th, junior Mayela Perez, 20:23.40

73rd, sophomore Kathleen Riordan, 20:40.90

98th, freshman Angeles Perez, 21:34.70

99th, Amy Holden, 21:37.30

Thomas Jefferson boys

138th, senior Noah Kropp, 17:24.80

Todd Beamer boys results

58th, sophomore Austin Steed, 16:30.20

66th, senior Alonso Banuelos, 16:33.30

Federal Way boys results

97th, senior Colton Low, 16:50.20

Along with placing among the best in the state, many athletes earned first and second team honors.

NPSL All League Olympic Division First team girls

Thomas Jefferson sophomore Ally Peterson, freshman Mayela Perez; Federal Way sophomores Bethany Forward and Haley Jacobsen.

NPSL All League Olympic Division Second team girls

Federal Way junior Olivia Chong; Thomas Jefferson sophomore Victoria Delk.

NPSL All League Olympic Division First team boys

Todd Beamer senior Alonso Banuelos.

NPSL All League Olympic Division Second team boys

Federal Way senior Colton Low; Thomas Jefferson senior Noah Kropp; Todd Beamer sophomore Austin Steed; Decatur sophomore Karmell Jameson.

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