Wednesday’s 2A Cross Country: Moon, Voetberg Win at Cross Country’s Swamp Cup
By Matt Baide
W.F. West’s Emma Moon won the girls race and Centralia’s Vance Voetberg won the boys race at an Evergreen 2A Conference dual cross country meet at Borst Park in Centralia on Wednesday.
Centralia won both the boys and girls team races.
Moon won the girls race with a time of 21 minutes, 9 seconds. Centralia’s Makayla Erickson was second (21:23). Mossyrock’s Sarah Lovan finished in third (22:32) and Morton-White Pass’ Kaylen Collette came in fourth place (23:01).
W.F. West’s Mya Davis finished fifth (23:08), and was followed by Centralia’s Brynna Rooklidge (23:39), Magdalena Wood-Richardson (23:58), Tate-Madison Bell (24:05), Tawnee Craig (24:22) and Kendra Sutton (24:26).
On the boys side, Voetberg crossed the finish line in 17:39. W.F. West’s Francisco Lima earned second place (18:04) and Centralia’s Daniel Morales ended up third (18:15).
W.F. West’s Sonny Holub was fourth (18:17) and teammate Myles Johnson was behind him in fifth place (18:42). Centralia’s William Brown finished in sixth (18:44), and teammates Cameron Moore and Simon Stehr were neck-and-neck coming down the stretch, with Moore (18:58.71) narrowly earning seventh place over Stehr (18:59.03).
William Taylor finished in ninth for the Bearcats (19:05) and Mossyrock’s James Cushman led the Vikings with a 10th place finish (19:19). Morton-White Pass’ Manuel Martinez was the highest finisher for the Timberwolves in 12th place (19:28).
Centralia and W.F. West run on Wednesday at the EvCo championships in Rochester.
Rochester’s Kelin Pasko Wins Big
COSMPOLIS — Rochester’s Kelin Pasko won by over a minute here Wednesday in an Evergreen 2A Conference cross country meet against Aberdeen at Makarenko Park.
Pasko, a senior, won the varsity boys race in 17 minutes, 9 seconds, with North River’s Forrest Carbaugh coming in second in 18:22.
Rochester’s Seth Moceri was third in 18:24, Jared Winters was fifth in 18:50 and Garrett Petersen was seventh in 19:29.
The Warriors won the meet, 20-41.
Sophomore Michala Lowry was second in the girls race in 23:46, behind only Aberdeen’s Faith Cardenas (21:37). Hazel Belknap (24:37) and Gabriella Holman (25:57) were third and fourth, respectively, for the Warriors.
Rochester hosts the EvCo championship meet on Wednesday.