Cross country: Kings sets course record in North County meet

Coupeville's Tyler King set a new course record at the North County Invitational cross country meet at Maryville's Cedarcrest Golf Course Thursday, Oct. 14.

The Oak Harbor girls team finished second out of 19 schools while the boys finished 14th out of 20.

King traversed the 5,000 meter course in 15:24.81, which was "epic to watch," according to coach Eric Peterson.

The participants were divided by graduating class for the races. King topped 91 other seniors (the second place runner was 30 seconds back) and a field of 411 boys.

Caley Powers (18:18) posted the best performance for an Oak Harbor boy, finishing 12th in the freshman race out of 104. Clayton Richardson (19:01) finished 22nd in the same race.

Sophomore John Kaltenbach (19th, 18:03), junior Josh Schrum (28th, 18:11) and senior Michael Kincy (37th, 18:41) led the Wildcats in their classes.

The Oak Harbor boys finished with 117 points; Squalicum won the meet with 22.

In the girls team standings, Snohomish came out on top with 24 points. Oak Harbor and Stanwood were next with 33.

Stanwood is ranked third in the state in the 4A poll, and Oak Harbor is eighth in the 3A.

The Wildcats were led by freshmen Alex Laiblin (fourth, 20:17) and Olivia Meyer (12th, 21:26), sophomore Christina Wicker (seventh, 19:55), juniors Hannah Bressler (eighth, 20:38) and Taylor VonGrey (11th, 21:03), and seniors Adrianna Royal (sixth, 19:43) and Abby Leete (eighth, 19:56).

Saturday, Oct. 23, Oak Harbor takes part in the Wesco North championships at Lakewood High School.

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