The Coupeville girls finished fifth and the boys sixth at the Cascade Conference middle school cross country championships Wednesday, Oct. 23, at South Whidbey High School.
King’s captured the girls crown with 36 points; Coupeville tallied 111.
South Whidbey took the boys race with 62 points; the Wolves had 121.
Sixth-grader Teagan Calkins was the first Coupeville runner to finish, running the 1.7-mile course in 12:15. She, however, did not figure in the team scoring, which included only seventh- and eighth-graders.
Ayden Wyman was the first “official” Coupeville girl to finish, taking 16th out of 48 in 12:34.08.
Jack Porter led the Coupeville boys, finishing 16th out of 86 in 10:29.91.
Addison Smith of King’s (10:36.73) and Tony Belgiorno of Granite Falls (9:34.58) were the individual winners.
Also scoring points for the Coupeville girls were Marlen Montiel (22nd, 13:01.72), Edie Bittner (25th, 13:40.18), Sofia Milasich (26th, 13:46.38) and Lillian Stanwood (28th, 13:57.79).
The next four finishers for the Coupeville boys were Landon Roberts (17th, 10:30.98), Hank Milnes (19th, 10:43.03), Jayden Moses (47th, 11:49.37) and Johnny Porter (55th, 12:12.11).
“I am so proud of all of these athletes,” coach Elizabeth Bitting said. “They had an amazing season. There were some aches and pains, but they put in the hard work.”