Coupeville’s Catherine Lhamon runs to 31st place and a berth in the state cross country meet.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Coupeville’s Catherine Lhamon runs to 31st place and a berth in the state cross country meet. (Photo by John Fisken)

Coupeville’s Lhamon qualifies for state / Cross country

Coupeville High School junior Catherine Lhamon qualified for the state cross country meet by placing 31st at the bi-district meet Saturday, Nov. 2, at South Whidbey.

The top 35 girls and the top 28 boys earned state berths.

The state meet is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Pasco’s Sun Willows Golf Course.

The Coupeville girls finished 12th out of 13 schools which scored points at bi-district; the boys took 14th out of 16.

King’s nipped Northwest 89-91 to claim the girls crown; Coupeville scored 278.

South Whidbey dominated the boys race, scoring 49 points, 44 better than runner-up Northwest; the Wolves tallied 358.

King’s Naomi Smith was the individual winner of the girls race, clocking an 18:08.54 over the 5,000-meter course.

Lhamon registered a season-best 22:02.96 while getting 31st out of 98.

She was followed by freshman Claire Mayne (57th, 23:36.42), sophomore Alana Mihill (60th, 23:49.67), freshman Helen Strelow (74th, 24:59.77) and freshman Cristina McGrath (80th, 25:51.43).

The Coupeville boys were led by Mitchell Hall, who finished 34th out of 109 in a personal-best 18:27.08. He missed qualifying for state by 17 seconds.

Aidan Wilson was 69th (19:50.24), Sam Wynn 81st (20:33.95), Cameron Epp 85th (20:44.12), Reiley Araceley 89th (21:00.39), Alexander Wasik 96th (21:38.96) and Aiden Anderson 98th (21:50.99).

Wynn is a junior, the others are all freshmen.

Granite Falls’ Isaac Cortez won the boys race in 16:38.53.

Mitchell Hall was the top finisher for the Coupeville boys.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Mitchell Hall was the top finisher for the Coupeville boys. (Photo by John Fisken)

Claire Mayne.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Claire Mayne. (Photo by John Fisken)

Alana Mihill.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Alana Mihill. (Photo by John Fisken)

Aidan Wilson.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Aidan Wilson. (Photo by John Fisken)

Sam Wynn, front, and Cameron Epp, right.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Sam Wynn, front, and Cameron Epp, right. (Photo by John Fisken)