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WRHS CROSS COUNTRY: Dickson gallops to victory
Both the boys and girls cross country teams from White River High cracked the top eight placings during the weekend’s subdistrict meet, assuring them a place in the upcoming Westside Classic.
The classic, to be run Saturday at American Lake in Lakewood, is the final stop on the path to the Nov. 5 state meet in Pasco. The Westside Classic’s top five teams and top 25 individuals will garner state meet entries.
The subdistrict meet, staged at Fort Steilacoom Park, saw White River’s Marcus Dickson take first-place honors in the boys Class 2A race. He led the way to a No. 2 placing for the Hornet boys, who trailed only Lindberg High. His time on the 5,000-meter course was 15 minutes, 55 seconds.
Also figuring in the boys scoring were Kyle Smith, fifth overall with a time of 16:45; Kody Gould, 11th, 16:58; Chris Fisher, 13th, 17:07; and Wes Fueston, 22nd, 17:22. Jordan Cook and Taylor Moser round out the varsity seven that will run in the Westside Classic.
The Hornet girls were fifth at the subdistrict meet.
Leading the way was Lauryn Wate with a second-place finish and 18:50 time.
Also contributing to the team score were Kelly Coyle, 17th overall with a time of 21:19; Christina Ramous, 26th, 22:10; Eryn Maris, 40th, 23:24; and Kalynn Gulin, 41st, 23:34. Also running in the varsity race were Katie Simmons and Kacy Coyle.
Heading into Saturday’s classic, coach Dameon Marlow has a decision to make on the girls side of things. While the boys postseason crew is fixed, the picture is less clear on the girls side. At subdistricts, freshman Jenna Guenthner participated in the junior varsity race, but clocked a time of 22:57, fourth best in the entire program. Marlow can put seven in Saturday’s race and carry two alternates on the squad.