Duvenez, King lead 'Cats at South Whidbey meet
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
September 21, 2009 · 9:55 AM
The Oak Harbor High School teams were led by Allison Duvenez and Tyler King at the South Whidbey Cross Country Invitational Saturday.
Duvenez's second-place finish in the individual standings helped the girls' team to second place in the Division II race. The Wildcats scored 97 points, eight behind winner Sedro-Woolley.
Duvenez ran the 5,000 meter course in 20:10.12. She was followed by teammates Jessica Denmon, 16th; Ariel McCarter, 32nd; Christina Wickers, 36th; and Heather Dale, 41st.
King placed third in the prestigious boys' Division I race, breaking 16 minutes for the first time at 15:59.46 on slow rain-soaked course. Gig Harbor's Conner Peloquin won in 15:42.94; Jackson's Mitchell Briggs finished one second ahead of King.
Matt Reith was the second Oak Harbor runner, placing 43rd at 17:12 in the 128-person race.
As a team, the OHHS boys placed 15th. Thursday the Wildcats go to Meadowdale to run against the Chiefs, Everett, Shorewood, and Edmonds-Woodway.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.