Rainier senior Selena Niemi lost by four seconds to Stevenson’s Isabella Spencer to claim second place at a 2B league meet in Onalaska on Thursday.
Niemi, who ran a 20:28.14, was the top local finisher, while teammate Faith Boesch was 10th in 24:17.20. Toledo sophomore Karley Harris was 12th (24:31.77), while teammates Mialeigh Jurica placed 15th (25:48.98) and Candace Clark was 17th (26:22.96).
On the boys side, Rainier’s Dylan Davis was the top local placer, coming in fifth with a time of 17:52.46. Teammate Ryan Doidge was sixth (17:54.89).
Toledo freshman Treyton Marty placed seventh in 18:59.20, Onalaska’s Lethon Fitch was eighth (18:59.20) and teammate Trbor Blair was 11th in a time of 19:01.81.
Finishing second to just Aric Jacklin of Montesano, Tenino’s Carson Hart finished second in Hoquiam as his squad took on runners from Hoquiam, Montesano, Elma, and Eatonville.
Hart finished with a 5,000-meter time of 18:22, about 40 seconds back of first. Behind him for Tenino was eighth-place finisher, Braxton Williams, who ran a 20:03.7.
Rounding out the boys top finishers for the Beavers were Tanis Von Bargen in 12th (20:55.2), Damon Anderson in 13th (20:57.3), Cash Gallaher in 14th (21:12.3), Blaine Schott in 15th (21:21.6), Tristan Von Bargen in 16th (21:30.8) and Larry Whitney in 17th (21:57.8).
On the girls side, Tenino had just two runners. Freshman Brynn Williams finished seventh with a 25:30.4 time, and senior Claire Scibelli finished 10th with a time of 27:11.6.
Morton-White Pass junior Ayricka Jones captured the girls race at the Timberwolves’ Fast and Flat meet at home on Thursday.
Jones won the race by nearly five minutes, finishing in a time of 23:30.71. Senior teammate Jordan Koetje, normally known for her sprinting prowess in track and field, placed third in a time of 28:54.84. Those were the only two local runners who competed.
On the boys side, MWP senior Asher Sympson easily won the boys race in a time of 18:13.28 by beating runner-up Christian Paz Tapia, a junior from Mossyrock who ran an 18:46.88.
MWP’s David Martinez was third (18:49.91), Mossyrock’s Hugo Wedam was fourth (19.50.3) and Winlock freshman Chase Trodahl was fifth (19:53.31). Adna’s Jordan Stout was sixth in a time of 19:56.34.