ILWACO — Adna’s Austen Apperson finished first here Tuesday at the 12-team JW Black Lake Invite cross country meet.
Apperson finished the 5K varsity boys race in 17 minutes, 48 seconds, taking first by over a minute. Ilwaco’s Daniel Whiting was second in 18:56.
The Pirate boys finished second in the team standings, behind only host Ilwaco. Lucas Wellander took ninth for Adna in 20:54.
Toledo was fourth, led by Nicholas Marty in 11th place (20:59).
Adna’s Lauryn Apperson was second in the girls race in 23:26, behind winner Eliza Bannister of Ilwaco (22:50).
Adna’s Jacob Stajduhar was fifth in the middle school boys race, finishing the 1.3-mile course in 9:52.
Adna runs in the George Fox Cross Country Classic on Saturday at Willamette Mission State Park in Brooks, Ore.