Five area athletes, all members of the White River High School cross country program, ventured north Nov. 26 to run the Seattle Half-Marathon.
Competing were Joel Slominski, Ronnie Riggs, Hannah Swettenam, Grant Swettenam and Claire Lowe.
Slominski, a 17-year-old junior at White River, was the top runner from the Plateau, finishing 23rd overall – in a field of 3,243 runners – with a time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 2 seconds. He was fifth in his age group, which included male runners up to 19 years old.
The runners braved a mix of rain, wind and hills to race through city streets and finish at Seattle Center.