Wildcats run in 1st Wesco meet / Cross country

The Oak Harbor High School girls cross country team placed second and the boys third in the first Western Conference meet of the season Thursday, Sept. 13, at Tye Lake.

Snohomish placed seven in the top 10 in the girls meet to win handily with 23 points. Oak Harbor finished with 56 points, Stanwood had 74 and host Monroe earned 81.

The Panthers also won the boys meet with 34 points, followed by Monroe (53), Oak Harbor (67) and Stanwood (68).

Alex Smith (20:37) took fourth to lead the Oak Harbor girls. Others scoring for the Wildcats were Natalie French (sixth, 20:51), Evelyn Osburn (13th, 23:20), Stephany Mayer (15th, 23:32) and Brenna Rothman (18th, 23:40).

Snohomish’s Megan Campbell won in 19:55.

The Wildcats’ Dallas Riddle-Stevens placed second in the boys race in 16:48, three seconds behind Monroe’s Tyler Rihn.

Also scoring for Oak Harbor were Cooper Billiter (12th, 18:28), Ralph Ramier (14th, 18:39), Josh Stone (19th, 19:02) and Brandon Parham (22nd, 19:12).

The Wildcats will run in the Carl Westling Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

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