November 1, 2013
The Wa-Hi girls cross country team poses behind its textbooks at Murr Park. The Blue Devils won their fourth straight Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s State Academic Championship this season. Back row (from left): Lea Davidson, Erika Leinweber, Emily Atkinson, Talyah Nelson, Emily Leinweber. Bottom row (from left): Jenny Wall, Hannah Hampson, Catherine Feistner, and Courtney Cox. Hampson and Feistner have been on all four Wa-Hi state academic title teams.
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WALLA WALLA — In all of Michael Locati’s years around the Walla Walla High School cross country team — and he’s been involved in some way since he was a Blue Devil in the 1980s before starting his coaching career there in the 1990s — he’s never experienced a team quite like this year’s girls squad.