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Mercer Island girls take second at Twilight Invitational | Cross country results
The Mercer Island girls cross country team took second overall and first for the 3A teams at last weekend's Twilight Invitational.
The race, held under the lights at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville, featured teams from all classifications, broken into groups. The Islander girls took second in the 1A to 3A group, but were the top 3A team out of 19 with 74 points.
Five runners for the Islanders had their best times of season. Freshman Katia Matora had the Islanders top time at 18:43, while senior Lindsey Benster finished with a 19:38 time. Alida Scalzo finished the course in 19:46, while Mikayla Davis had a 20:03 time. Laura Brindley finished close behind with a 20:20 race time.
On the boys side, the team finished in ninth place. The team's top finishers included Matt Wotipka with a 16:41 time, Joey Chiang at 17:22 and Austin Scarff at 17:26. Brett Bottomley had a 17:37 time and Daniel Mayer finished in 18:27.
This Wednesday, the Islanders will host a meet against Sammamish beginning at 4 p.m.