South Kitsap’s Ashley Sciocchetti runs near the head of the pack during the SPSL championships. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap’s Ashley Sciocchetti runs near the head of the pack during the SPSL championships. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Cross country roundup: South Kitsap girls take fourth at 4A state meet; six Kitsap runners earn medals

PASCO — The Washington state high school cross country season has come to an end, and runners from Kitsap County have crossed the finish line one final time.

The South Kitsap girls had the best result of any team in Kitsap County, finishing in fourth place in the 16-team 4A race. Their top five runners averaged a 19:49.62, led by senior Paxton DePoe’s 16th place finish in 19:14.60.

The boys finished 12th with senior Zach Grams leading the way with a 16:12.50 time.

Note: scores will not add up correctly with runners’ places. Only runners on qualifying teams can score points.

Team scores (girls) — 1. Glacier Peak, 77; 2. Lewis and Clark, 103, 3. Camas, 107; 4. South Kitsap, 160; 5. Henry Jackson, 164; 6. Bellarmine Prep, 179; 7. Issaquah, 186; 8. Redmond, 193; 9. Thomas Jefferson, 223; 10. Emerald Ridge, 233.

Individual results — 16. Paxton DePoe, 19:14.60; 35. Kristina Ihlen, 19:39; 43. Evelyn Collins-Winn, 19:44.70; 55. Ashley Sciocchetti, 19:50.50; 114. Eugenia Palko, 20:39.90; 129. Emma Orser, 21:01.20; 156. Kaija Ogan, 21:57.70.

Team scores (boys) — 1. Tahoma, 94; 2. Central Valley, 96; 3. Camas, 101; 4. Lewis and Clark, 113; 5. Redmond, 147; 6. Henry Jackson, 190; 7. Mead, 198; 8. Olympia, 241; 9. Glacier Peak, 244; 10. Bellarmine Prep, 244; 11. Mt. Si, 255; 12. South Kitsap, 260; 13. West Valley, 309; 14. Issaquah, 333; 15. Enumclaw, 362; 16. Curtis, 369.

Individual results — 37. Zach Grams, 16:12.50; 64. Jacob Laws, 16:33.10; 70. Kevin McDermott, 16:35.30; 93. Jacob Simon, 16:45.50; 108. Shawn Clough, 16:54.50; 121. Jacob Rowden, 17:05.10; 133. Max Adams, 17:16.60.

Central Kitsap girls ride to a top ten finish in 3A

The Cougar girls took 10th, and the boys took 15th. Maya Nichols was the top runner for Central Kitsap, on either side, finishing in 15th place, earning a medal. There were 16 teams in each field.

Bainbridge’s Sebastian Belkin finished second in the 3A boys race with a time of 15:29.20. Louis Gannon was the top Central Kitsap runner, taking 57th in 16:47.10.

Note: scores will not add up correctly with runners’ places. Only runners on qualifying teams can score points.

Team scores (girls) — 1. North Central, 21; 2. Kamiakin, 134; 3. Snohomish, 148; 4. Bishop Blanchet, 160; 5. Holy Names Academy, 185; 6. Eastside Catholic, 186; 7. Ingraham, 189; 8. Edmonds-Woodway, 212; 9. Ballard, 219; 10. Central Kitsap, 230; 11. Stadium, 268; 12. Arlington, 272; 13. Garfield, 297; 14. Prairie, 346; 15. Capital, 363; 16. Fort Vancouver, 376.

Individual results — 15. Maya Nichols, 19:06; 57. Kara Shepard, 20:15.40; 72. Rissa Eilmes, 20:36.70; 99. Taylor Nichols, 21:00.50; 106. Madeline Shetler, 21:10.70; 135. Hailey Hall, 22:03.10; 137. Gabby Lazo, 22:09.40.

Team scores (boys) — 1. Kamiakin, 37; 2. North Central, 74; 3. Arlingotn, 97; 4. Edmonds-Woodway, 118; 5. Lakeside, 152; 6. Bishop Blanchet, 197; 7. Interlake, 203; 8. Bainbridge, 204; 9. Stadium, 214; 10. Ballard, 227; 11. Franklin, 284; 12. Snohomish, 302; 13. Shelton, 354; 14. Peninsula, 363; 15. Central Kitsap, 403; 16. Kelso, 431.

Individual results — 57. Louis Gannon, 16:47.10 115. Jamal Chandler, 17:29.70; 137. Daniel Lizon, 17:52.50; 147. Samuel Christensen, 18:15.80; 152. Seth Tower, 18:40.50; 153. Dallin Lizon, 18:43.40; 155. Teichert Fischer, 18:57.30.

North Kitsap’s Madison Zosa grabs her second consecutive podium at 2A state meet

Madison Zosa is only a sophomore, but she has already twice reached the podium at the WIAA state meet. After finishing fifth last year, Zosa took home sixth in 2018 with a time of 19:13.20.

The North Kitsap boys and girls both finished 13th in their respective 16-team fields. The Kingston boys finished right behind the Vikings in 14th.

Note: scores will not add up correctly with runners’ places. Only runners on qualifying teams can score points.

Team scores (boys) — 1. Sehome, 84; 2. Washougal, 98; 3. Liberty, 150; 4. Mountlake Terrace, 158; 5. Ridgefield, 160; 6. Pullman, 163; 7. Steilacoom, 169; 8. Ellensburg, 178; 9. Selah, 181; 10. Sammamish, 204; 11. Tumwater, 243; 12. Eatonville, 306; 13. North Kitsap, 336; 14. Kingston, 362; 15. White River, 378; 16. Port Angeles, 394.

Individual results — 73. Max Metters, North Kitsap, 17:24; 74. Tor Sather, Kingston, 17:25; 94. Cole Spadafore, North Kitsap, 17:42.70; 101. Curtis Upton, Kingston, 17:49.50 120. Igmin Martinez, North Kitsap, 18:01.70; 121. Glen Fritz, North Kitsap, 18:03.80; 122. Chase Claymore, Kingston, 18:05.90; 128. Stefans Lusis, Kingston, 18:08.50; 129. Wyatt Murphy, North Kitsap, 18:09.10; 135. Connor Stewart, North Kitsap, 18:19.60; 145. Benjamin Hewett, Kngston, 18:37.80; 150. Spencer Anderson, Bremerton, 18:48.10; 152 Carson Monette, North Kitsap, 18:50.40;. 156. David Anderson, Kingston, 19:02.20; 157. Ethan Fox, Kingston, 19:02.50.

Team scores (girls) — 1. West Valley, 118; 2. Bellingham, 118; 3. Pullman, 123; 4. Cedarcrest, 138; 5. Ellensburg, 146; 6. Liberty, 148; 7. Sehome, 178; 8. Port Angeles, 186; 9. Washougal, 209; 10. Hockinson, 215; 11. Ridgefield, 309; 12. Highline, 315; 13. North Kitsap, 322; 14. White River, 359; 15. Tumwater, 386; 16. Franklin Pierce, 413.

Individual results — 6. Madison Zosa, North Kitsap, 19:13.20; 79. Genesi Funston, North Kitsap, 21:46.50; 114. Kenzie Rutherford, Kingston, 22:31.10; 127. Jaimie Florent, North Kitsap, 23:00.30; 130. Jillian Florent, North Kitsap, 23:09.50; 142. Dylan Braund, North Kitsap, 23:38.70; 150. Audrey Cole, North Kitsap, 24:07.90; 151. Claire Christen, North Kitsap, 24:22.50.

Klahowya’s Rachel Newhard reaches the podium; boys finish eighth, girls finish ninth

Rachel Newhard knocked 15 seconds off her time from last year’s 1A state meet, and it was good enough to get her into the top eight this year, finishing with a time of 19:27.50. The Klahowya girls finished in ninth place.

The Eagles’ boys team did one better, taking home eighth place in their race. Jaeden Ellis was the team’s top runner, with a 16:48.60, which put him in 12th place and earned him a medal as well. Three sophomores and one freshman made up the top four for Klahowya, pointing to a bright future for the program.

Note: scores will not add up correctly with runners’ places. Only runners on qualifying teams can score points.

Team scores (boys) — 1. Lakeside, 113; 2. Cascade, 113; 3. Connell, 131; 4. Meridian, 140; 5. Charles Wright Academy, 162; 6. University Prep, 178; 7. King’s, 185; 8. Klahowya, 201; 9. Medical Lakes, 223; 10. Zillah, 241; 11. South Whidbey, 245; 12. Columbia, 247; 13. Northwest, 248; 14. Goldendale, 310; 15. Seton Catholic, 350; 16. Montesano, 400.

Individual results — 12. Jaeden Ellis, 16:48; 34. Alex Oathout, 17:25.20; 77. Wyatt Vertefeuiile, 17:52.90; 88. Kelton Gagnon, 17:56.60; 100. Samuel Cook, 18:04; 118. Lucas Becker, 18:26.90; 142. Evan Hagle, 19:16.80.

Team scores (girls) — 1. Lakeside, 108; 2. King’s 114; 3. La Center, 122; 4. Northwest, 123; 5. Colville, 156; 6. Seton Catholic, 188; 7. Charles Wright Academy, 194; 8. Cashmere, 200; 9. Klahowya, 200; 10. Meridian, 225; 11. Goldendale, 253; 12. South Whidbey, 260; 13. Bush, 268; 14. Overlake, 314; 15. Royal, 321; 16. Zillah, 396.

Individual results 8. Rachel Newhard, 19:27.50; 61. Alexa Watson, 21:16.40; 69. Hannah Nelson, 21:31.60; 80. Hannah Meehan, 21:54.60; 110. Olivia Wildes, 22:39; 111. Katherine Callender, 22:39.80; 115. Aleah Schultz, 22:47.80.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at mkrulish@soundpublishing.com. Follow him on Twitter @MKrulishKDN.

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