Warriors place 3 runners in the top 5 at state meet | Cross country

E-W’s Parle takes 2nd; girls finish 2nd, boys take 4th
By David Pan | Nov 09, 2017
Courtesy of: Rebeca Lacambra Edmonds-Woodway’s Yukino Parle holds the second-place trophy the Warriors won at the 3A State Girls Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 4, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Parle finished second overall in the meet.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Yukino Parle, Olivia Meader-Yetter and Stephanie Wroblewski more than lived up to the high expectations they were facing at the 3A State Girls Cross Country Championships.

All three of the Warriors finished in the top 5 to help Edmonds-Woodway bring home a second place trophy Saturday, Nov. 4, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Parle took second place overall, completing the 5k course in 18 minutes, 16.70 seconds behind North Central’s Erinn Hill, who won in 17:55.30.

“They ran really well,” Edmonds-Woodway coach Alan Bonney said. “To get three in the top 5, it’s a tremendous accomplishment.”

Meader-Yetter placed fourth and Wroblewski was right behind her in fifth place, ahead of three runners from North Central, which won the team title.

“Stephanie had a really big PR (persoanl record),” Parle said. “We were really excited to see her perform that way.”

Parle was Hill’s heels when the North Central sophomore made her move at about the two and a half mile mark of the race. Hill was turning around a corner and another runner was in between her and Parle.

“I didn’t see her leave,” Parle said. “She was 10 meters ahead. I tried to close the gap but it kept growing. … I wish I had a little better of a performance. I did what I could. I’m satisfied with that.”

The Edmonds-Woodway senior finished second at state as a sophomore and was seventh her junior year. Parle signed a letter of intent to run track and cross country at Boise State on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

“She’s been absolutely tremendous,” Bonney said. “She’s a thrill to coach, easy to coach, fun to coach. She’s been a leader. We’re going to sorely miss her.”

Junior Alyssa Hershey finished 43rd and junior Kaitlynn Rust placed 60th. Sofia Gard was 61st. North Central won with 42 points, while Edmonds-Woodway scored 114. Snohomish tied with Eastside Catholic for sixth with 191.

The Edmonds-Woodway boys took home a fourth trophy for the second straight year.

Sophomore Deyago Perazo was the top finisher in 16th place. He was followed by junior Dylan Hartono (20th), junior Lucas Lacambra (21st), Jacob Willcox (34th) and Grant Christian (39th).

“They all ran very fast,” Bonney said.

But that wasn’t the best part of Saturday’s meet.

“The most thrilling thing is that they were only 21 seconds apart,” Bonney said. “With another year of strength building and a little more experience, we’re going to be in the thick of it.”

The Warriors return 11 runners, all of whom are juniors, sophomores or freshmen.

“We’re going to load up pretty well,” Bonney said. “We’re going to work hard over the next year.”

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