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Islanders win meet over Sammamish | Prep cross country

Members of the Mercer Island and Sammamish girls cross country team run during the first lap of the race on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Luther Burbank Park. MIHS
Members of the Mercer Island and Sammamish girls cross country team run during the first lap of the race on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Luther Burbank Park. MIHS's Alida Scalzo, front, won the race.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

In the first home meet of the season, Mercer Island beat Sammamish at Luther Burbank Park on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

The Mercer Island boys bested the Totems by earning 20 points, while the Totems had 37.

Individually, Matt Wotipka finished first with a 17:19 time. Teammate Daniel Mayer was second in 17:24, followed by Eric Schulz in fourth place in 18 minutes. Nathan Cummings, a junior, finished sixth, while Nathan Gallatin was seventh. Kyle Weiss took 10th overall in 18:38 and freshman Tiger McBurney finished in 11th in 19:02. James Wilson was 12th, Thomas Brown was 14th and Pablo Hernandes-Rodrigez finished in 15th.



In the girls competition, Mercer Island won with a team score of 18, while Sammamish had 45 points.

Junior Alida Scalzo took first place during the race with a 20:21 time. Freshman Alexa Bauman was second in 20:22, while junior Sarah Bjarnason took fourth in 21:20. Linden Elggren was fifth, Ellla Green finished sixth and Elly McMillan was seventh. Rachel Van Gelder finished in 22:48 for eighth place, with Cecelia Rosenman in ninth, followed by Meredith Beckman in 11th place Madeline Zeldes was 12th in 23:31, followed by Julia Davis in 13th and Rhiannon Holmes in 14th place.



The Islanders will travel to Lake Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 19 for a legaue meet against the Kangs and Interlake.

To see a full list of results, visit the MIHS Cross Country page.

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