(GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent)
Underclassmen shine for Cougar boys, Johnson powers through knee injury for gritty finish at state…
Zeke Crockett ran his career-best time and Cole Foster ran under 18 minutes for only the second time as a rookie freshman, to showcase a bright future for Cougar cross country at the State 2B Cross Country Championships in Pasco. Crockett ran the 5000-meter course at Sun Willows in 17 minutes, 42 seconds, placing 47th overall as a sophomore. Foster toured the course in 17 minutes, 59 seconds, finishing 64th among the 154 runners in the race. It was the first appearance at the state finale for both young Cougar runners.
“I thought they did as well as they could have,” Coach Ed Anegon said. “To have two run sub-18s as underclassmen is stellar at this point and bodes well for the future of the boys program.”
“Zeke PR’d on the Sun Willows course, a course that is a much tougher go than the course they saw at Chewelah last weekend. Cole came away a bit disappointed in his race as he didn’t look or feel all that good throughout much of it, but he pushed through and still managed to run just under the 18 minute mark, a remarkable performance for a freshman. He may be one of the best freshman Chewelah has seen in quite some time.” More