Cross country: Bradley, Kraal take MCC opener

September 26, 2013 

Richland’s Lindsey Bradley ran away with the girls title while Kamiakin’s Garrett Kraal edged Michael Williams by a second for the boys title to lead both their teams to a sweep of the first Mid-Columbia Conference cross country meet at Fort Walla Walla on Thursday.

Bradley won by nearly 54 seconds over Kamiakin’s Megan Beauchene. The Richland junior who swept both of last year’s MCC races finished the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 16.7 seconds. Walla Walla’s Courtney Cox was third, 6 seconds off of Beauchene’s pace, followed closely by the Braves’ Kaylee Sanchez.

Richland edged Kamiakin by a single point in the team scoring to sweep all seven head-to-head matchups (Kennewick did not have a varsity runner in the field).

On the boys side, Kraal and Williams, who won both races last season for Richland, ran side-by-side all race. Kraal made a move with about 600 meters to go and made it stick, finishing in 15:47.2. Williams crossed in 15:48.4, but six of the next nine finishers wore Kamiakin colors, led by Cameron Glade (16:10.8) and then Andrew Snyder, Daniel Sanchez and Keegan McCormick within a few seconds of each other.

“We felt like the boys made some really great strides this week,” said Kamiakin boys coach Matt Rexus. “It was a great race.”

At Fort Walla Walla (5K)

Boys

Team scores—. Top 3—Garrett Kraal (Kam) 15:47.2; Michael Williams (Rich) 15:48.4; Cameron Glade (Kam) 16:10.8. Kamiakin—1, Kraal; 3, Glade; 4, Andrew Snyder 16:28.6; Daniel Sanchez 16:29.5; 6, Keegan McCormick 16:31.4. Richland—2, Williams; 9, Eli Shelby 16:43.1; 10, Jonah Sandoval 16:51.9; 16, Brandon Crawford 17:29.6; 17, Trevor Morrow 17:33.0. Walla Walla—7, Juan Cortez 16:36.4; 14, Isaac Mata 17:20.5; 22, Michael Anderson 18:00.2; 24, Jacob Leinweber 18:05.4; 25, Blase Wolpert 18:08.5. Southridge—13, Cameron Johnston 17:05.2; 32, Nathan Linde 18:24.2; 35, Jesse Brinson-Wagner 18:57.0; 38, David Wintle 19:28.4; 39, Ethan Ellsworth 19:44.6. Hanford—12, Seth Cook 16:55.7; 15, Garrett Bates 17:22.0; 21, Steven Lutz 17:59.1; 23, David Skouson 18:01.2; 26, Porter McMichael 18:08.9. Pasco—18, Ricardo Saenz 17:34.0; 36, Ramirez Victor 18:57.3; 40, Roberto Montes 20:01.4; 43, Angel Samano 21:44.2; 44, Zeniff Torrey 21:45.0. Chiawana—19, David Thien 17:47.8; 31, Antonin Moll 18:18.9; 34, Juan Mojica 18:49.9; 37, Josiah Cazier 19:01.5; 41, William Monds 20:21.0.

Girls

Team scores—. Top 3—Lindsey Bradley (Rich) 18:16.7; Megan Beauchene (Kam) 19:10.4; Courtney Cox (WW) 19:16.4. Richland—1, Bradley; 7, Sidney Bullock 20:06.9; 10, Samantha Bagley 20:19.5; 14, Kinzie Icayan 20:36.1; 23, Rylie Jundt 21:17.5. Kamiakin—2, Beauchene; 4, Kaylee Sanchez 19:17.6; 11, Emily Moon 20:21.1; 16, Lindsey Lowe 20:46.1; 17, Jori Perrins 20:49.4. Walla Walla—3, Cox; 8, Hannah Hampson 20:14.7; 12, Catherine Feistner 20:30.7; 15, Jenny Wall 20:44.1; 18, Lea Davidson 20:59.3. Southridge—5, Emily Kump 19:42.5; 13, Annie Samuelson 20:31.8; 20, Jamie Callahan 21:07.4; 21, Allie Stites 21:10.3; 26, Brooke Hanasen 21:31.7. Hanford—6, Amy Pfaff 19:49.2; 9, Charlotte Kiehne 20:15.3; 22, Rachel Schmidt 21:12.2; 24, Haley Porter 21:26.2; 25, Hailey Cleavenger 21:27.5. Pasco—32, Isabel Steiger 22:18.6. Chiawana—28, Andrea Bonnington 21:45.7;’ 35, Genesis Taber 23:03.7.

CWAC at Grandview: Peyton Sperl on the boys side and Hana VerMulm on the girls gave Prosser a sweep of the individual titles.

Sperl topped Grandview’s Samuel Cuevas by 25 seconds, finishing the 5K course in 17:07. VerMulm won in 21:39, nearly a minute ahead of the field.

At Grandview (5K)

Boys

Team scores—Grandview 17, Toppenish 44. Prosser 21, Grandview 36. Prosser 15, Toppenish 50. Top 3—Peyton Sperl (P) 17:07; Samuel Cuevas (G) 17:32; Nate Christensen (P) 18:03. Prosser—4, Lial Rivera 18:22; 5, Ashton McKay 18:43; 8, Leo Gonzalous 19:14. Grandview—6, Jose Velasquez 18:44; 7, Carlos Granados 18:49.

Girls

Team scores—Toppenish 15, Grandview 50; Toppenish 15, Prosser 50; Grandview vs. Prosser, inc. Top 3—Hana VerMulm (P) 21:39; Hailey Butters (P) 22:38; Cynthia DeRobles (G) 26:20. Prosser—7, Lacey Desseraulet 28:44; 10, Judith Gonzalez 29:50. Grandview—9, Reanna Maki 29:10.

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