Mercer Island hosts Bellevue, Juanita | Prep cross country

The Mercer Island cross country teams their second KingCo meet of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Luther Burbank Park against Bellevue and Juanita.

In the boys race, Bellevue finished first as a team with 23 points, followed by Mercer Island with 36 and Juanita with 43. The Islander girls won their meet with 25 points, Bellevue was second with 32 and Juanita third with 40.

Individually, in the boys race, Eric Schulz finished with a 17:05 time, Matt Wotipka had a 17:23 time, followed by Daniel Mayer in 17:44, Nathan Cummings 18:13 and Nathan Gallatin 18:17. Kyle Weiss finished the 3.1 mile race in 18:27, Derek Sims in 18:55, Nathan Rosenstein in 18:57, Steven Woolston in 19:05, James Wilson in 19:10 and Teddy Larkin in 19:11.

Junior Alida Scalzo finished first in the girls race in 19:42, with Alexa Bauman in fifth in 20:48. Linden Elggren was sixth in 20:49, Ella Green was ninth in 21:06, Rachel Van Gelder took 10th in 21:08, followed by Sarah Bjarnason in 21:32 for 11th, Cecelia Rosenman in 14th in 22:06 and Adrienne Suhm finished in 22:13 for 16th place. Kaya McRuer was 17th overall in 22:17, Meredith Beckman finished in 22:37 for 19th, Madeline Zeldes was 21st in 22:47, Rhiannon Holmes finished in 22:50 for 23rd place, Kristine Melin was 27th in 23:02 and Teresa Vu was 29th in 23:22.

The Islanders will host Liberty and Mount Si on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in Luther Burbank Park.


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