Girls state cross country: Jenkins caps stellar prep career in 4th

Camas senior leads Papermakers to 2nd in state

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor

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Washougal's Amelia Pullen (1572) placed third at the 2A state cross country championship on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Pasco. (Dan Trujillo/Camas Post-Record)

 

PASCO – Emma Jenkins wasn’t going to be left wondering “what if?”

With three top-seven finishes at the Class 4A state cross country championships, the Camas senior had already built a legacy before Saturday’s race at Sun Willows Golf Course.

The goal for her state meet finale? Go toe-to-toe with a lead group that included two-time defending state champion Taylor Roe of Lake Stevens.

“They are all super strong runners, so I was like ‘OK, I’m just going to stay with them for as long as I can,’” Jenkins said.

Jenkins stayed with that group until the final half mile and finished fourth. Her time of 17 minutes, 59 seconds on the 5,000 meter course was her fastest in four state meets.

Jenkins now has two fourth-places, a fifth and a seventh at the state meet.

“What a great race, I’m just so proud of her,” Camas coach Laurie Porter said. “As coaches, we were telling her ‘you can run with those girls. We know you can.’”

Katie Thronson of Lewis and Clark in Spokane won in 17:35, outkicking Roe by two seconds.

Camas finished second in the team race for a second consecutive year. The Papermakers’ 83 points was nine behind Lewis and Clark.

In Jenkins’ four years, Camas has two state titles and two runner ups. But the captain said some things are more important than trophies.

“I’m just super proud of everybody,” she said. “I think we’re happy with whatever place we got. It was just such a fun experience to run with some of these girls for four years.”

Freshman Camryn Mock placed 22nd, sophomore Halle Jenkins placed 24th and senior Madison Child finished 25th.

Skyview finished fourth in the 4A team race. Seniors Ellen Burbank and Krystal Kaufman led the way in 13th and 16th, respectively.

 

Washougal’s Pullen places third

Washougal junior Amelia Pullen didn’t have a specific strategy going into Saturday’s race. But when the reigning district champ found herself in the lead pack, she felt at home.

“It was exciting to be up in front,” Pullen said. “I wasn’t expecting that.”

Pullen finished third in the Class 2A race, 44 seconds behind runaway winner Kristen Garcia of Sedro-Woolley. Her time of 18:35 was more than a minute faster than last year at state, when she finished 20th.

“At first I was going to go for those two people ahead of me,” Pullen said. “But once they got far enough ahead, I was just hoping to stay in third.”

 

La Center second in 1A

The La Center girls team was excited about finishing second in the 1A team race Saturday.  With just one senior, the Wildcats are just as enthusiastic about the future.

“This year we were super confident we were going to do well because we did it for each other,” said Natasha Lewis, a sophomore who placed 11th. “Next year I think we’ll do even better.”

With 117 points, La Center finished just three points behind Colville.

“It’s just a couple of points, I know we can do it next year,” said RoseLynn Martin, a sophomore who finished 17th. “We just push each other to do better every time. I love the spirit that we have here.”

 

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

WIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Sun Willows Golf Course

Pasco, 5,000 meters

CLASS 4A

Teams – 1, Lewis and Clark 74; 2, Camas 83; 3, Issaquah 110. Also – 4, Skyview 155; 15, Union 327.

Top individuals – 1, Kate Thronson (Lewis and Clark) 17:35; 2, Taylor Roe (Lake Stevens) 17:37; 3, Breanna Glover (Tahoma) 17:52; 4, Emma Jenkins (Camas) 17:59; 5, Geneva Schlepp (Skyline) 18:01; 6, Erica Simison (Eisenhower) 18:03; 7, Claire Dingus (University) 18:24; 8, Kenna Clawson (Issaquah) 18:25; 9, Sami Corman (Issaquah) 18:27; 10, Maggie Bauer (Curtis) 18:27.

Local results

CAMAS – 4, Emma Jenkins 17:59; 22, Camryn Mock 18:46; 24, Halle Jenkins 18:49; 25, Madison Child 18:51; 45, Ellie Postma 19:13; 59, Jenna Lukowiak 19:28; 84, Brooke Roy 19:43.

SKYVIEW – 13, Ellen Burbank 18:33; 16, Krystal Kaufman 18:35; 35, Lexi Rutherford 19:03; 83, Presley Timmons 19:43; 88, Isabella Abbruzzese 19:46; 147, Emily Hogan 21:12; 161, Abigail Haug 22:42.

UNION – 49, Haylee Brodahl 19:16; 95, Ban Alamin 19:52; 119, Brooklyn Baldwin 20:19; 120, Serena Smith 20:20; 133, Callie Mills 20:38; 136, Alex Taylor 20:40; 154, Brooklyn Jackson 21:49.

 

CLASS 3A

Teams – 1, North Central 42; 2, Edmonds-Woodway 114; 3, Ballard 157.

Top individuals – 1, Erin Hill (North Central) 17:55; 2, Yukino Parle (Edmonds-Woodway) 17:59; 3, Kate Jendrezak (Eastside Catholic) 18:07; 4, Olivia Meader-Yetter (Edmonds-Woodway) 18:16; 5, Stephanie Wroblewski (Edmonds-Woodway) 6, Mia Hill (North Central) 18:24; 7, Marie Taylor (North Central) 18:24; 8, Allie Janke (North Central) 18:24; 9, Maya Nichols (Central Kitsap) 18:24; 10, Ellie Erickson (Interlake) 18:27.

Local results

FORT VANCOUVER – 19, Emily Phelps 18:38; 30, Anna Harrison 18:59.

PRAIRIE – 14, Meri Dunford 18:34.

MOUNTAIN VIEW – 131, Katie Tolotti 21:04.

EVERGREEN – 121, Leia McWilliams 20:46.

 

CLASS 2A

Teams – 1, Sehome 101; 2, West Valley-Spokane 107; 3, Bellingham 108. Also – 11, Washougal 293; 12, Hockinson 320.

Top individuals – 1, Kristen Garcia (Sedro-Woolley) 17:52; 2, Annika Reiss (Bellingham) 18:06; 3, Amelia Pullen (Washougal) 18:36; 4, Molly Mattson (Selah) 18:51; 5, Madison Zosa (North Kitsap) 19:03; 6, Uhuru Hashimoto  (Ellensburg) 19:06; 7, Heather Hanson (Anacortes) 19:12; 8, Rosie Kirker (Sehome) 19:16; 9, Elsie Dombek (Cedarcrest) 19:21; 10, Lauren Larson (Port Angeles) 19:23.

Local results

WASHOUGAL – 3, Amelia Pullen 18:36; 68, Meryl Keeler 20:39; 117, Annabelle Palmer 21:33; 123, Alexis Maniscalo 21:40; 136, Morgan Stinchfield 21:55; 148, Brooklyn Bausch 22:22; 152, Bekah Shilling 22:48.

HOCKINSON – 25, Allyson Peterson 19:40; 90, Abby Orman 21:05; 112, Julia Zora 21:27; 125, Taylor Kopp 21:40; 133, Adyson Dyer 21:51; 156, TenLee Pulsipher 23:22; 161, Peyton Nash 30:52.

RIDGEFIELD – 34, Hailey Figueras 20:06; 69, Jane Kuebrich 20:39; 137, Ashley Vega 21:57.

COLUMBIA RIVER – 86, Ellie Furth 20:59.

WOODLAND – 39, McKenna Flanagan 20:14; 92, Natalie Biddix 21:07.

 

 

 

CLASS 1A

Teams – 1, Colville 114; 2, La Center 117; 3, Charles Wright 127.

Top individuals – 1, Alyce Harlan (Nooksack Valley) 18:06; 2, Macenna Hansen (Northwest) 18:15; 3, Lizzy Shaw (Riverside) 18:20; 4, Andrea Markezich (Bear Creek) 18:25; 5, Becky George (Deer Park) 18:30.

Local results

LA CENTER – 11, Natasha Lewis 19:13; 18, Roselynn Martin 19:33; 29, Emily Graham 19:59; 52, Bethany Whitten 20:28; 61, Sierra Harris 20:47; 135, Shelby Kysar 22:54; 136, Alison Brown 22:55.

SETON CATHOLIC – 42, Sydnee Dyer 20:18.

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN – 127, Savanna Woody 22:29.

STEVENSON – 86, Cassie Macnab 21:16; 123, Sevada Barron 22:24.

 

CLASS B

Teams – 1, Liberty Bell 23; 2, NW Christian 51; 3, Ilwaco 106. Also – 6, Cedar Tree Classical Christian 133.

Top individuals – 1, Novie McCabe (Liberty Bell) 18:30; 2, Gretta Scholz (Liberty Bell) 19:06; 3, Hannah Funkhouser (Trout Lake) 19:19; 4, Ellie Summers (NW Christian) 19:30; 5, Jora Gleason (St. George’s) 19:46.

Local results

CEDAR TREE CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN – 9, Maddy Blake 20:15; 36, Elin Vanderploeg 21:53; 41, Suzie Johnson 22:41; 49, Marissa Hunter 23:17; 65, Danis Vanderploeg 24:42; 78, Sara Bradshaw 29:01.