The afternoon of Sept. 23 was largely successful for the Enumclaw High cross country program, as the Hornet girls swept to victories over three opponents while the EHS boys were winning two of three.
Running the scenic, 2.8-mile course at Nolte State Park, the Enumclaw girls defeated Bonney Lake 23-38, beat Yelm 24-35 and slipped past the Peninsula Seahawks 28-29. The Enumclaw boys easily cruised past Yelm 17-45 and defeated Bonney Lake 25-30; it was a different story against the highly-regarded Seahawks, who raced past the Hornets 18-41.
The EHS girls were led by Carissa Gwerder, who placed fourth overall with a time of 18 minutes, 58 seconds. Also finishing in the top 10 for Enumclaw were Chandler Weiman, seventh place with a time of 19:27, and Julia Harris, ninth place, 19:32.
Others running the varsity race for EHS were Sierra Myers, 12th place, 19:48; Emily Eilertson, 13th, 19:59; Nerissa Huff, 14th, 20:02; and Nadine Huff, 15th, 20:30.
The top finisher for the Enumclaw boys was Larry Calvert, who placed third with a time of 15:47. Braden Timpe finished eighth with a time of 16:14. Other varsity finishers were Abe Kellogg, 11th place, 16:49; Cory Johnson, 15th, 17:08; Hogan Olafson, 16th, 17:09; Brandon Shook, 19th, 17:37; and Zach Ross, 22nd, 18:18.
Enumclaw headed to the Seaside 3-Course Challenge Saturday, running various courses at Camp Rilea. Calvert had a fourth-place finish, Gwerder was sixth in her race and Timpe had a ninth-place showing.