Richland sophomore Riley Moore and junior Katie Andrus were named the Mid-Columbia Conference cross country runners of the year.
Moore won both MCC regular-season boys races, as well as the 4A district title. Andrus won the second MCC girls race of the year and claimed the 4A district championship.
Both runners advanced to state after finishing in the top seven at last weekend’s regional meet in Richland.
Hanford’s Sean Mars (girls) and Southridge’s Andrew Gonzales (boys) were chosen as the coaches of the year. Mars was a repeat selection.
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Runner of the Year: Riley Moore, so., Richland; Coach of the Year: Andrew Gonzales, Southridge.
First team: Riley Moore, so., Richland; Ryan Child, so., Kamiakin; Alex Iben, sr., Walla Walla; Johan Correa, so., Kennewick; Kyler Lee, sr., Kamiakin; Porter Grigg, so., Kamiakin; Traven Bills, sr., Kamiakin; Jared Wright, sr., Hanford.
Second team: Andrew Holladay, fr., Kamiakin; Anthony Stone, jr., Richland; Ismael Castaneda, jr., Pasco; James Chan, jr., Southridge; Jesse Todd, jr., Richland; Tristan Robinson, so., Southridge; Chris Nilsen, jr., Richland.
Honorable mention: Antonio Garcilazo, sr., Southridge; Levi Orren, sr., Kamiakin; Tim Nilsen, jr., Richland; Justin Marshall, jr., Southridge; William Lash, sr., Walla Walla; Cooper Cortinas, fr., Walla Walla; Lance Stites, so., Southridge; Jonah Franco, jr., Kamiakin; Caleb Olson, so., Hanford.
Central Washington cross country runner Stephanie Rexus (Kamiakin) and Western Oregon volleyball player Alisha Bettinson (Richland) were named to 2016 Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-academic teams for their sports.
Rexus, a senior studying art/film, has a 3.88 grade-point average. Bettinson, a senior business major, has a 3.71 GPA.
▪ Blue Mountain defeated Columbia Basin College 25-18, 25-17, 14-25, 25-22 in NWAC East action in Pasco. Treiquella Childers had 10 kills and 10 digs for the Hawks, while Kyrsten Whitmore finished with six kills and six digs.
BMCC improved to 20-15 overall and 9-5 in the East Region. CBC is 17-24, 7-7.
The regular season ends Nov. 9.