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Vasileff wins division in 1st meet | RUFit

Ryan Vasileff, left, and Dylan Rydell take off in the 3,000-meter midget boys race. Vasileff won and Rydell finished eighth. - Photo by James Vasileff
Ryan Vasileff, left, and Dylan Rydell take off in the 3,000-meter midget boys race. Vasileff won and Rydell finished eighth.
— image credit: Photo by James Vasileff

Ryan Vasileff picked up an individual first and the youth girls finished second in the team standings in Running Unlimited Fitness' first cross country meet of the season Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Whatcom Tesseract Invitational at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon.

Vasileff won the midget boys (11/12) 3,000-meter race in a personal best 11:20.

Coach Catie Rodeheffer said, "It was exciting to see him shine in this race as it was the first summer he was able to put in some off-season training…Ryan is very excited about being able to see the results of high effort."

The youth girls (13/14) had four girls place in the top 15 in their 4,000-meter race: Laura Rodeheffer, fourth, 16:27.89; Carolynn Wicker, sixth, 17:48.18; Adalene Hansen, ninth, 20:00.59; and Kaitlyn Chelberg, 15th, 23:32.31.

The RUFit bantam girls (9/10) placed third and the midget girls fourth.

Coach Rodeheffer said the club welcomes new members at any time and is open to anyone who would like to run cross country or simply work on fitness. More details can be found on the club's website (www.rufit.ws) or by contacting Rodeheffer (360-279-2196 or catie@rodeheffer.net).

Other results:

Mini-bantam (coed), 1,200 meters: 5, Nghia Crain, 9:22; 7, Andrew Stach, 9:43.

Sub-bantam (coed, 7/8), 2,000 meters: 11, Ambrylie-Jane Johnson, 11:31; 12, Lydia Hansen, 11:34; 15, Isaac Schulz, 13:33.

Bantam girls (9/10), 3,000 meters: 8, Alexis Hughes, 14:13, 15, Catherine Wicker, 15:02; 16, Nathalie French, 15:23; 21, Jillian Mayne, 17:19; 22, Emily Lamb, 17:30.

Bantam boys: 9, Riley Williamson, 14:33.

Midget girls (11/12), 3,000 meters: 4, Megan Keating,    13:15; 14, Sierra Dubuque, 15:31; 19, Altanie Hansen, 17:27.

Midget boys: 8, Dylan Rydell, 12:43.

Open division (coed), 4,000 meters: 1, Bill Rodeheffer, 13:56; 8, Catie Rodeheffer, 16:07; 10, Pete Keating, 17:17.

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