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Cross country runs at league and districts meets


Raider cross country ran in the 5k league and district meets Oct. 22 and 29.

At the league meet in Liberty Bell, four Raider runners ran among 57 total.

Freshman Kyle Edmo finished 22nd with a time of 20 minutes and 18 seconds. Senior Cameron Tillman finished 33rd with a time of 21:30;,senior Will Friedlander finished 40th in 22:43, and freshman Jonathan Cante came in 41st in 22:52.

“We had a good run at league. Our freshman, Kyle Edmo, led our Raider runners with a strong performance,” remarked Head Coach Gary Darnold.

The Raider runners faced a muddy course in Wenatchee last Saturday at the districts meet. Races held there earlier in the week contributed to the muddy conditions.

“Many runners fell during the race, including ours, which is something you never want to see,” Darnold said. “Tough courses are fine, but it is not good when falling, even with spikes, is an issue. The good thing about cross country is that no one has an advantage no matter what the course is like, as all run the same course.”

Edmo once again led the Raider runners, placing 41st out of 82 total runners in 19:54. Friedlander placed 53rd in 20:49; Cameron Tillman came in 66th at 22:19; and Jonathan Cante placed 72nd in 23:44.

The meet concluded the Raider cross country team’s season.

“Our runners gave their best effort but came up just short in an effort to make it to state,” Darnold said. “The runners have been a good group to work with and worked hard with each other all season.”

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