EHS, WR runners compete at state cross country meet


The Enumclaw High girls placed 13th and the Hornet boys were 15th during Saturday’s Class 3A state cross country meet.

The state’s best gathered at the traditional state site, Sun Willows Golf  Course in Pasco.

Enumclaw’s top finish on the day was turned in by Aleea Gwerder, who covered the 5,000-meter distance and placed 29th in a field of 139 with a time of 19 minutes, 39 seconds.

Others contributing to the EHS girls’ finish were Hannah Calvert, 47th, with a time of 19:57; Samantha Engebretsen, 92nd, 20:59; Lindsay Ross, 100th, 21:08; Abby Callison, 105th, 21:16; Riley Desmul, 120th, 21:35; and Amanda Stenslie, 136th, 22:35.

The Enumclaw boys were led by Alec Rhome, who placed 58th with a time of 16:47. Also in the EHS field were Chase Olson, 87th, 17:16; Peter Berger, 95th, 17:21; Eric Hamel, 120th, 17:45; Dylan Hamel, 121st, 17:45; Hayden Schmitt, 130th, 18:01; and Tyler Bogh, 135th, 18:14.


The White River High boys placed 12th during Saturday’s Class 2A state cross country meet, run at the traditional site of Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

While the Hornet boys had qualified as a team, White River’s Madison Moser was the only representative in the girls race. She clocked a time of 20 minutes, 9 seconds over the 5,000 meters to place 35th in a field of 141 female runners.

Leading the White River boys at state was Wes Fueston, who toured the Sun Willows course in 16:34 to place 32nd. Also representing the Hornet boys were Chris Fisher, 36th, 16:42; Brandon Scheer, 73rd, 17:14; Austin Pulley, 119th, 18:12; Justin Donnelly, 132nd, 18:40; Taylor Moser, 135th, 18:45; and Dillon Hadaway, 140th, 21:29.


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