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Wildcat United dominates middle school championships | Cross Country

Wildcat United produced a dominating performance at the seven-team middle school cross country championships in Mount Vernon Thursday, Oct. 27.

Wildcat United, a team of combined runners from Oak Harbor and North Whidbey middle schools and coached by Mary Ann Duhrkopf and Mike Briddell, earned individual first-place finishes in three of the four races.

The most impressive race for Oak Harbor was the eighth-grade girls. Mariel Empinado (9:44) won by 43 seconds and Wildcat United snared 10 of the top 16 spots.

In seventh-grade girls, Kaitlyn Chelberg (9:33) and Carolynn Wicker (9:48) went 1-3 and teammates claimed five of the next 14 places.

Logan Clark (8:41) was the eighth-grade boys winner, and Kegan Snell (9:37) grabbed the highest Oak Harbor finish in seventh-grade boys by placing eighth.

Other Wildcat United results:

Seventh-grade girls (47 runners): 13, Mia Gehermann, 11:23; 14, Gabrielle Chavez, 11:27; 15, Erica Sugatan, 11:30; 16, Emma Lerch, 11:32; 17, Megan Grove, 11:44; 27, Karissa Cashen, 12:37; 28, Lauryn Boelke, 12:44; 33, Malia Anliker, 13:20; 34, Christine Farris, 13:21; 40, Sarah Gartley, 13:48; 43, Aujuna Frye, 15:17; 44, Julia Hebert, 15:33; 45, Jennifer Hebert, 15:38.

Seventh-grade boys (57): 9, Kelly Holt, 9:45; 17, Michael Husman, 10:18; 29, Jayke Callies, 10:51; 32, Alexander Hartley, 11:05; 51, Lucas Nickelson, 12:50; 55, William Nickelson, 14:08.

Eighth-grade girls (32); 5, Emily Miesle, 11:02; 6, Caitlyn Dodge, 11:05; 7, Sarah Dodge, 11:06; 8, Zoeann Bassett, 11:08; 9, Carly Hall, 11:08; 13, Olivia Tharakill, 11:31; 14, AnnaBelle Whitefoo, 11:42; 15, Geslyne Barreta, 11:53; 16, Resego Mooki, 12:18; 23, Mily Larsen, 13:12; 27, Jackie Garcia, 13:47; 30, Angelique Guina, 14:35.

Eighth-grade boys (67): 5, Garrett Haugen, 9:05; 19, Michael Thornton, 9:44; 20, Jon Dix, 9:46; 24, Matt Molitor, 9:52; 28, Nathan Larsen, 10:15; 32, Sam Venditti, 10:26; 54, Garrett Stahl, 11:55; 59, Casey Quijano, 12:31; 61, Isaac DeLeon, 12:59; 66, Dominic Jones, 13:20.

 

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