Cross country: Royal, Connell dominate SCAC district meet

October 25, 2012 

SCAC DISTRICT MEET: The Royal boys and girls won in Cowiche to advance to next weekend’s Class 1A state championships in Pasco, as did Connell’s third-place boys team.

Royal’s Marcus Quiroz finished third in 17 minutes, 7.1 seconds, qualifying for state along with teammates Salvador Horta, Juan Jimenez, Riley Lefler and Nathan Perdue on Thursday. Wahluke’s Ramon Bravo and Connell’s Eric Serna and Robert Orozco also will move on to state after placing in the top 15.

Connell’s Alanta Keskitalo, Royal’s Anahi Gomez, Brea Diaz and Meghan Mianecki, Columbia (Burbank)’s Christina Reisenauer and Wahluke’s Stephanie Juarez advanced to state on the girls side by finishing in the top 10.

Keskitalo finished in 20:53.1 to place second to Zillah’s Alexis Redfield (19:29.2).

Apple Ridge Run, Cowiche (3-mile)

Advancing to state: top 3 boys teams (15 individual); top 2 girls teams (10 individual)

Boys

Team scores—Royal 29, Zillah 72, Connell 82, Highland 93, Naches 151, Granger 158, Cle Elum 187, Kiona-Benton 196, Goldendale 242. Top 3—1, Jack Espinoza (High) 16:02.2; 2, Rodrigo Ventura (High) 16.38.3; 3, Marcos Quiroz (Royal) 17:07.1. Royal—Quiroz; 6, Salvador Horta 17:19.3; 7, Juan Jimenez 17:19.6; 8, Riley Lefler 17:24.0; 9, Nathan Perdue 17:25.0. Connell—10, Eric Serna 17:27.0; 11, Robert Orozco 17:27.4; 19, Alfredo Leon 17:53.2; 22, Oscar Ortiz 17:57.1; 26, Colton Wallin 18:30.4. Kiona-Benton—16, Andrew Ruelas 17:39.4; 24, Tristan Renz 18:20.6; 52, James McClary 20:18.9; 54, Christian Cuevas 20:33.6, 61, Alexis Mercado 21:19.3. Wahluke—4, Ramon Bravo 17:13.3; 55, Cesar Sanchez 20:37.7; 60, Jorge Celestino 21:13.1. Mabton—23, Jose Lopez 18:02.4.

Girls

Team scores—Royal 32, Zillah 44, Wahluke 63, Connell 81, Naches 126. Top 3—1, Alexis Redfield (Zillah) 19:29.2; 2, Alanta Keskitalo (Con) 20:53.1; 3, Anahi Gomez (Royal) 21:01.2. Royal—Gomez; 5, Brea Diaz 21:23.9; 6, Meghan Mianecki 21:27.2; 11, Carina Moreno 22:13.1; 13, Sam Ellers 22:34.9. Connell—Keskitalo; 16, Rachael Price 22:49.1; 24, Rian Naef 23:37.3; 30, Haleigh Noyes 24:03.6; 32, Rachel Eskildsen 24:18.3. Kiona-Benton—4, Analicia Alvarado 21:19.8; 44, Kristina Mendoza 27:31.9. Columbia (Burbank)—9, Christina Reisenauer 21:54.3; 42, Amber Holst 26:24.3. Wahluke—10, Stephanie Juarez 22:01.4; 12, Maria Juarez 22:18.6; 17, Linda Achelpohl 22:50.2; 18, Mariela Nava 22:51.6; 20, Thalia Quintero 23:13.2.

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