E-W girls sweep top 3 spots at district meet | Cross country

By David Pan | Nov 02, 2017

Edmonds-Woodway’s big three continue to dominate the postseason.

A week after taking the first three 3A spots at the Wesco Championships, senior Yukino Parle and juniors Olivia Meader-Yetter and Stephanie Wroblewski swept the first three spots at the Northwest District 3A Girls Cross Country Championships Saturday, Oct. 28, at South Whidbey High School.

Parle won the 5k race with a time of 18 minutes, 23.60 seconds and was followed by Meader-Yetter (18:59.00) and Wroblewski (19:04.9). Teammates Alyssa Hershey (20:45.50) and Sofia Gard (21:20) placed 28th and 36th, respectively.

“They don’t feel that they ran particularly well,” Edmonds-Woodway coach Alan Bonney said of E-W’s top 3. “I think they’re right. I think they can run better. … They ran fast enough. Going to the state meet, they are going to have to be much better. They are all capable of doing really well.”

Snohomish won the team title with 65 points and Edmonds-Woodway came in second with 70.

Parle said she was a little bit disappointed with the race but is ready for state.

“I’m making sure and I don’t get too confident,” she said. “Anything can happen at state.”

Bonney said the key to this week’s state meet is how the next four Warriors do.

“They are capable of running faster than they have been the last month,” he said.

Edmonds-Woodway junior Lucas Lacambra finished first in the boys race in 16:32.60 and helped lead the Warriors to the team championship. Edmonds-Woodway won with 50 points to finish ahead of Arlington, which scored 64.

“Last week, he really lit it up,” Bonney said of Lacambra.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Deyago Peraza placed third (16:37.55) and Dylan Hartono and Jacob Willcox took 11th and 12th (16:48.47, 16:48.71).

“I think (Lacambra), Deyago and Dylan are ready to roll,” Bonney said. “Jacob is running right with those guys. He’s real blessing.”

Teammates Josiah Ponton and Grant Christian were 23rd and 24th (17:08.00, 17:10.71).

Meadowdale’s Colin Knechtel finished eighth and advanced to state.

In the 1A boys race, King’s Cameron Chew and Nathan Schneider placed 10th and 11th. Teammate Anthony Hart was 14th.

The Knights took second place in the girls team competition behind Northwest School. Naomi Smith led the way with a fifth place finish. Teammate Allison Perrow placed 14th.

The state championships are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

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