(By Geno Ludwig/Staff Correspondent)
Grant Brookover was the first Chewelah male runner to cross the finish line in last Saturday’s Farragut Invitational cross-country meet, hosted by Timberlake High School. Brookover led the Cougar contingent, placing 50th overall among the 99 runners who ran the tough course with a time of 18 minutes, 51 seconds.
Less than a minute behind Brookover were Chewelah’s Reimes Schatz and Carl Oman. Schatz finished the 5000-meter course at Farragut State Park in 19 minutes, 35 seconds. Oman was at his heels, timing 19 minutes, 36 seconds. Ethan Rowe came in next for the Cougars, being timed at 19 minutes, 47 seconds. He was followed by Judah Katona (21:38), Isaac Cochran (23:22), and Wyatt Collins (23:22).
The winning time for the boys was 15 minutes, 55 seconds. Liandra Haden was Chewelah’s first female finisher as she ran the course in 22 minutes, 59 seconds, placing 43rd out of the 77 girls who competed in the race.
Beatrice Ilari was the second Cougar girl to cross the finish line. Her time was 23 minutes, 47 seconds.
Also running for the Chewelah girls were Lynn Dubs (27:17) and Jenna Earl (33:24).
The winning girls’ time was 18 minutes, 39 seconds.
Chewelah and Newport were the only Washington schools which competed in the event. All other schools were from the Idaho side of the border.
Wellpinit’s Abrahamson places second in Wilbur
Kyle Abrahamson placed second at the Wilbur-Creston Jamboree for Wellpinit, finishing the two-mile course in 12:07. Teammates Xavier Brown was third (12:27) and Hunter Wynne was fourth (13:01).
The Jamboree took place on Tuesday, Sept. 6.