Wa-Hi's boys win one at cross country triple-dual

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KENNEWICK — Wa-Hi’s boys went 1-2, and the Blue Devil girls went 0-3 at a triple-dual cross country meet here on Thursday.


In the boys competition the scores were Wa-Hi 19, Davis 41; Eisenhower 21, Wa-Hi 36; and Southridge 22, Wa-Hi 35.


The girls scores were Davis 20, Wa-Hi 35; Ike 19, Wa-Hi 39; and Southridge 22, Wa-Hi 33.


For the boys, Ike’s Timothy Cummings placed first in 15 minutes, 33 seconds over the 3-mile course.


Wa-Hi’s boys finishers were Aaron Nelson (15:41, 2nd), JP Wolpert (16:26, 14th), Austin Morgan (16:33, 16th), Greg Heller (16:59, 25th), Blake Lewis (17:05, 26th), Blake Gerling (17:19, 32nd) and Dustin Taylor (17:40, 41st).


Audrey Urlacher of West Valley won the girls race with a time of 18:24.


Wa-Hi’s runners were Rachel Nelson (18:40, 4th), Denali Molitor (20:40, 30th), Emma Burgess (21:25, 32nd), Maya Rapp (22:31, 35th), McKhayla Morris (23:14, 39th) and McKelle Wilwand (24:01m, 40th).


"That was our last league meet of the season before heading into districts next Thursday in Wenatchee," Wa-Hi coach Mike Locati said. "Seven teams competed at Hansen Park in Kennewick on the 3.0 mile course.


"The course wasn’t particularly fast because of the resent rain, but the runners still managed to run some decently fast times," he said. "It was a good meet to have going into districts. Lots of kids came away with, or close to, their personal bests.


"However, even with good times, we came up against some of the best teams in the state," Locati said.


Wa-Hi’s season record for the boys is now 9-5 and for the girls it is 4-10.

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