After sharing league championship, White River girls on the way to state | Cross Country

White River’s girls cross country crew capped a successful regular season with a second-place finish at last weekend’s district meet. The squad is now headed to Pasco for the Class 2A state meet.

The White River High girls will be heading to Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco for this weekend’s Class 2A state cross country championships.

The seven-member squad  will leave Buckley Thursday afternoon, give the Sun Willows course a practice run on Friday, then compete against the state’s best on Saturday.

The Hornets earned a state berth last weekend with a second-place finish at the Westside Classic, the state-qualifying meet for the West Central District. Runners from throughout the district, representing 15 schools, gathered at American Lake in Lakewood. The runaway winner was Liberty of Issaquah and White River finished No. 2, slightly ahead of Lindbergh.

The Hornet crew headed to state includes Madison Moser, who was 11th at districts with a time of 20:22.34; Brenna Liebel, 12th, 20:25.67; Camryn Berryhill, 16th, 20:38.92; Courtney Gelmini, 20th, 20:52.51; Jenna Guenthner, 40th, 22:03.15; Hannah Swettenam, 50th, 22:26.81; and Kacy Coyle, 56th, 22:35.24.

The White River boys placed 10th in a 16-team field and are finished for the season. Advancing to state, in both the boys and girls competition, were the top six teams and top 30 individuals.

The top finishers among the Hornet boys were Konnor Sokalski and Alex Anderson, who finished a split-second apart and claimed 54th and 55th place, respectively. Also competing were Seth Berryhill, Matthew McKinley, AJ Aspelund, Stephen Woods and Jadon Flanders.