VHS girls compete in 1A x-country state meet

  • Saturday, April 26, 2008 5:07am
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Vashon High School freshman Savannah Krug finished 21st in a field of 139 runners in the 1A state cross-country finals Saturday, Nov. 3, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Krug’s time was 21:07.

“Savannah has worked hard all season and will be an elite runner in the state in the next couple of years,” said coach Kevin Ross.

Just behind her in 23rd place was senior Jacqueline Jewell, who finished the 3.1 mile course in 21:08.

Ross said, “This is the best race I have seen Jacqueline run, and to place in the top 25 at the state meet is a fantastic way to end her senior year.”

And only about two minutes behind at 23:21 in 82nd place was sophomore Kate Straube, of whom Ross said, “Kate, who placed fourth in the 300 meter hurdles last spring in the state track meet, wanted to give cross-country a try and has found another strength in distance running as well.”

At race time, it was 63 degrees and sunny on the golf course, which is very spectator-friendly and has hosted the state championships for the last 18 years.

Winning the team title for the 1A girls was King’s High School. They also had the individual champion, Olivia Thomas at 19:16. King’s was followed by LaCenter in second and Meridian High School in third place.

— This article was edited by sports editor Eric Horsting from information supplied by coach Kevin Ross.

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