Wildcat girls, boys win home meet | Cross country

Cross country runners file by the iconic windmill at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor
Cross country runners file by the iconic windmill at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor's only home meet of the season.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

The Oak Harbor girls cross country team missed a perfect score by one place and the boys won via a tie-breaker in the Wildcats' only home meet of the season Thursday, Oct. 3, at Windjammer Park.

The Wildcat girls took the top four spots and missed grabbing the fifth by 14 seconds as they defeated Marysville Getchell and Shorewood 16-43-77.

Oak Harbor captured the top two spots in the boys race, but Shorewood's depth helped it tie the Wildcats with 30 points. That kicked in the tie-breaker, which is the sixth-place finisher for each school. Brendan Bristow ran sixth for Oak Harbor, placing 12th overall. The Thunderbirds' sixth-place runner finished 14th.

MG placed third in the team standings with 76 points.

Alex Laiblin (18:37), Jonalynn Horn (18:49), Laura Rodeheffer (19:27) and Marisa Sligh (20:12) swept the first four spots for the Wildcat girls.

John Rodeheffer (15:11) and Clayton Richardson (15:33) went 1-2 for the boys.

Oak Harbor joins Edmonds-Woodway at Stanwood at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.

Other Oak Harbor results:

Girls: 6, Carolynn Wicker, 20:28; 8, Suzanne Kaltenbach, 20:48; 11, Rachel Crowther, 21:05; 15, Kaitlyn Chelberg, 21:13; 16, Crystal Titzkowski, 21:48; 17, Kaitlyn Smith, 21:50; 21, Carly Hall, 22:03; 22, Alisa Meany, 22:06; 26, Nikki Blanchard, 22:33; 27, Elissa Nortier, 22:41; 28, Alex Higgins, 22:50; 29, Hannah Keyes, 22:55; 30, Carly Crowther, 22:57; 35, Sierra Seabolt, 24:37; 36, Jackie Dejesus, 24:39; 37, Sydney Erickson, 24:39; 40, Megan Knott, 24:54.

Boys: 7, Sebastian Ceaser, 16:39; 9, Miguel Guzman, 16:46; 11, Dakota Powers, 16:49; 12, Brendan Bristow, 16:57; 13, Nathan Wagner, 16:57; 15, Nathan Richardson, 17:09; 17, Tristan Mirabal, 17:15; 20, Caleb Peek, 17:56.

Top-10 JV boys finishers: 3, Stephen Miller, 17:41; 4, Joe Gorman, 17:42; 7, Mathew Nortier, 18:06; 9, Seth Gluth, 18:13; 12, Garrett Stahl, 18:44; 13, Jon Dix, 18:50; 18, Alex Hartley, 19:05; 21, Ziwei Peng, 19:20; 22, Patrick Abercrombie, 19:34; 24, Steven Hall, 19:39.

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