Kamiakin boys, girls run to cross country titles

By the Tri-City HeraldOctober 19, 2012 

RICHLAND, Wash. -- The Kamiakin boys performed perfectly Thursday at the Mid-Columbia Conference district cross country meet, scoring the minimum 15 points to win the boys 3A race at Leslie Groves Park.

Ahmed Ibrahim led the Braves' charge with a first-place finish in 16 minutes, 4.1 seconds on the 5-kilometer course, coming in a little more than 2 seconds ahead of teammate Garrett Kraal and two more seconds up on Austin Oser.

Kamiakin took six of the top seven spots and seven of 11. Hanford was the closest team with 59 points, and Falcons senior Jeevan Philip (sixth) was the first non-Kamiakin runner to finish.

All teams and runners advance to next weekend's regional race against the Greater Spokane League at Carmichael Middle School in Richland.

The boys 4A race was much closer, with Walla Walla edging Richland by a single point. Wa-Hi's Sean Newcomb pulled away from the field for the day's fastest time of 15:54.4, 30 seconds ahead of Richland's Michael Williams. The Blue Devils and Bombers took the top 11 spots in the race.

The same two teams went at it on the girls side, with Richland winning 23-32 in a field of 17 runners. The Bombers went 1-2, with Lindsey Bradley clocking 19:04.1 to finish 24 seconds ahead of Lauren Perry. Wa-Hi's Courtney Cox was third.

Kamiakin's girls gave the Braves a sweep of 3A team and individual titles. Megan Beauchene zipped around the course in 18:42.7, more than a minute faster than second-place teammate Michelle Fletcher. Leslie Olsen and Emily Kump went 3-4 for Southridge, which finished behind Kamiakin 25-38.

At Leslie Groves Park (5K)

4A Boys

Team scores--Walla Walla 29, Richland 30, Chiawana 79, Pasco 117. Top 3--Sean Newcomb (WW) 15:54.4; Michael Williams (Rich) 16:24.8; Ben Wolpert (WW) 16:33.8. Richland--2, Williams; 4, Ryan Francis 17:00.5; 7, Dennis McDuffie 17:24.3; 8, Jonah Sandoval 17:29.6; 9, John Crandall 17:52.4. Walla Walla--1, Newcomb; 3, Wolpert; 5, Juan Cortez 17:15.6; 6, Zach Telfer 17:16.7; 14, Dan Butler 18:21.0. Chiawana--12, Abram Valdovinos 18:03.7; 13, David Thien 18:12.2; 17, Eric Stauffer 19:03.1; 18, Nick Cooper 19:08.1; 19, Jesse Delgado 19:19.1. Pasco--20, Elias Rodriguez 19:26.4; 22, Luis Ochoa 19:38.9; 24, Jaron Rasmussen 20:05.4; 25, Carlos Garcia 20:22.9; 26, Roberto Cardona 20:29.8.

3A Boys

Team scores--Kamiakin 15, Hanford 59, Kennewick 83, Southridge 88. Top 3--Ahmed Ibrahim (Kam) 16:04.1; Garrett Kraal (Kam) 16:06.4; Austin Oser (Kam) 16:08.3. Kamiakin--1, Ibrahim; 2, Kraal; 3, Oser; 4, Christian Rodriguez 16:24.7; 5, Andrew Snyder 16:25.2. Southridge--9, Brody Sams 17:11.9; 14, Cameron Johnston 18:04.5; 17, Triston Drollinger 18:20.9; 23, Garrett Gifford 19:49.2; 25, Nolan Molt 20:02.6. Hanford--6, Jeevan Philip 16:35.3; 10, Seth Cook 17:15.5; 12, Hao Zhai 17:23.2; 15, Steven utz 18:07.6; 16, Will Eldred 18:16.5. Kennewick--8, Joseph Schuldheisz 16:57.5; 13, Chase Onstot 18:02.2; 19, Mason Klippert 18:31.2; 21, Colin Rice 19:32.9; 22, Luis Zamarripa 19:33.3.

4A Girls

Team scores--Richland 23, Walla Walla 32, Pasco n/a, Chiawana n/a. Top 3--Lindsey Bradley (Rich) 19:04.1; Lauren Perry (Rich) 19:28.1; Courtney Cox (WW) 19:40.8. Richland--1, Bradley; 2, Perry; 4, Sidney Bullock 19:50.2; 7, Samantha Bagley 20:39.3; 9, Kayla Watson 21:02.6. Walla Walla--3, Cox; 5, Hannah Hampson 20:24.2; 6, Rachel Nelson 20:35.6; 8, Catherine Feistner 20:40.0; 10, Lea Davidson 21:08.6. Chiawana--13, Vanessa Fowles 21:24.3; 15, Genesis Taber 21:48.2; 16, Andrea Bonnington 22:01.4; 17, Sydney Boothe 22:44.2.

3A Girls

Team scores--Kamiakin 25, Southridge 38, Hanford 64, Kennewick n/a. Top 3--Megan Beauchene (Kam) 18:42.7; Michelle Fletcher (Kam) 19:45.2; Leslie Olsen (SR) 20:04.3. Kamiakin--1, Beauchene; 2, Fletcher; 6, Emily Moon 20:27.4; 7, Brittany Brooks 20:33.7; 9, Alexia Estrada 21:31.1. Southridge--3, Olsen; 4, Emily Kump 20:13.1; 8, Jamie Callahan 20:48.6; 11, Alissa Huff 21:47.2; 12, Brandee Hansen21:51.6. Hanford--5, Amy Pfaff 20:23.1; 10, Haley Porter 21:37.0; 14, Beverly McCarthy 21:53.0; 18, Daina Wang 23:10.6; 19, Dina Gebretatios 23:50.0. Kennewick--16, Melissa Schmitz 22:11.7; 21, Zoe Lucke 24:14.1; 23, Emma Staley 25:52.0.

West Valley, Wapato at Prosser: The Mustangs split the CWAC meet on both sides. Peyton Sperl finished second to lead the Prosser boys, while Kolby Childers and Hanna VerMulm placed 4-5 for the girls.

At Prosser (5K)

Boys

Team scores--West Valley 19, Prosser 43; West Valley 15, Wapato 48; Prosser 22, Wapato 36. Top 3--Justin Irvine (WV) 17:38; Peyton Sperl (Pro) 18:13; Rephayah Craft-Black (WV) 18:17. Prosser--2, Sperl; 9, Nathan Christensen 19:08; 12, Justin Maljaars 19:39; 14, Evan Jensen 19:49; 16, Nick Meza 19:55.

Girls

Team scores--West Valley 19, Prosser 41; West Valley 17, Wapato 45; Prosser 22, Wapato 37. Top 3--Kalli Keefe (WV) 21:26; Cielle Thiry-Hardenburg (WV) 21:52; Emily Lewis (WV) 21:53. Prosser--4, Kolby Childers 21:56; 5, Hana VerMulm 22:15; 13, Chelsie Price 24:40; 17, Hannah Sperl 25:15; 19, Mackenzie Davis 25:50.

SCAC at Royal: Connell's Alanta Keskitalo won the girls race, but Royal had the big day overall sweeping the team scores and placing all five scoring runners on each side in the top eight.

At Royal (5K)

Boys

Team scores--Royal 25, Highland 36; Royal 17, Connell 42; Connell 27, Highland 29. Top 3--Jack Espinoza (High) 16:18; Rodrigo Ventura (High) 16:47; Marcos Quiroz (Roy) 17:34. Connell--6, Robert Orozco 17:47; 9, Eric Serna 18:33; 10, Alfredo Leon 18:40; 17, Oscar Ortiz 19:01; 21, Nazario Herrera 19:39. Royal--3, Quiroz; 4, Riley Lefler 17:42; 5, Juan Jimenez 17:44; 7, Salvador Horta 18:01; 8, Nathan Perdue 18:15.

Girls

Team scores--Royal 22, Connell 32; Royal 15, Highland 50; Connell 15, Highland 50. Top 3--Alanta Keskitalo (Con) 21:45; Brea Diaz (Roy) 22:07; Anahi Gomez (Roy) 22:24. Connell--1, Keskitalo; 5, Rachael Price 23:21; 9, Rachel Eskildsen 24:55; 10, Emalee Loeber 24:56; 11, Rian Naef 25:39. Royal--2, Diaz; 3, Gomez; 4, Meghan Mianecki 23:02; 6, Carina Moreno 23:27; 8, Sam Eilers 24:25.

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