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Harriers at state meet today
From KITSAP NEWS Reports
After a successful district effort, area cross country runners are ready to descend on state.
Leading the charge to the 2007 WIAA State Cross Country Championships today at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco are runners from all three Silverdale-area high schools.
After finishing in fifth place at the West Central District race a week ago, the Central Kitsap boys squad is set to send the entire squad. Shane Moskowitz is CKs top threat, finishing fifth at the district race, held at American Lake Golf Course in Lakewood. Moskowitz ran the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 33.9 seconds. Cascade Herriott will be right behind him however, after taking seventh at districts with a time of 16:07.1. CK also will send Rustin Winger (26th; 16:40.2), Zackery Weber (48th; 17:07.4), Mark Zylstra (89; 18:06.3) and Nicholas Wilson (94th; 18:22.1).
The boys team scored 174 points in the race that Gig Harbor won.
On the girls side, CK just missed out, taking eighth place as a team in the race that Gig Harbor also won, giving the Tides the clean sweep. The top six 4A teams advanced to state.
But CK will be represented on the girls side after a strong effort from Shannon Moskowitz, who took seventh at districts with a time of 19:09.6. Allie Rue came close to joining her, finish 39th with a time of 20:41. The top 30 4A individuals advanced to state. Brittany Siegrist (47th; 20:51.9), Maggie Crow (51st; 21:06.1), Chelsea Raulsome (83rd; 22:14.9), Christina Pung (85th, 22:21) and Kasey Pinto (97th, 22:53) all turned in solid performances as well.
While only Moskowitz extended her season, all of CKs girls team will return next season.
While Olympic sent just Brenden Schruhl and Johnathan Bergman to districts on the boys side, neither could advance in a tough race last weekend.
Schruhl finished in 48th place overall with a time of 17:23.6, while Bergman was 96th with a clocking of 18:19.4. The top 35 3A individuals advanced.
For Olys girls, Camie Yeik was one of two to make it to districts, making the most of her trip. Yeik finished in 10th place, securing a trip to state with her time of 20:01.6.
Trojan teammate Brianna Wells also advanced to districts, but her season ended there after she finished in 102nd place with a time of 23:31.3.
Klahowyas boys took sixth place at districts, led by Noah Caffreys seventh-place effort. Caffrey will be the lone Eagle boy to advance to state as only the top 15 2A individuals advanced.
Derris Davis was 29th for Klahowya, clocking a time of 18:42.4 while teammate Steven Hays was right behind him in 30th place after finishing the course in 18:49. John Hays (37th; 19:23.5), Ammon Jensen (49th; 19:53.2), Neil Sell (56th; 21:19.5) and Josh Ross (58th; 21:35.6) also turned in strong efforts for the Eagles, which finished sixth.
Klahowyas girls also were sixth, as the top three 2A teams advanced.
Jes Cantu was the top finisher with her time of 23:49.8 earning her a 23rd-place finish. No Eagle girls advanced to state however despite the efforts of Emily Kreifels (30; 24:39.1), Katie Gaffke (31; 25:06.6), Kristen Gaffke (32; 25:08.4), Anelise Cruz (33; 25:21.5) and Maya Caffrey (38; 26:53.6).