Vancouver-based Whisper Running had two girls teams finish 1-2 in the middle school division of the Pacific Northwest Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Salem, Ore.
The Whisper A team scored 15 points to win the meet with Whisper B coming in second with 60.
Whisper A included Elle Thomas (Washougal Middle School), Charlie Wilson (Shahala), Maddy Wick (Shahala), Sara Cordova (Whisper), Hanna Bailey (King’s Way Christian), Lauren Amato (Alki), and Natalie Pedie (Skyridge).
Thomas was second overall with a time of 12 minutes, 23.80 seconds on the 3,000-meter course.
Whisper B included Alexis Leone (Skyridge), Sydnee Boothby (Washougal), Addison Crum (La Center), Abigail Rounds (Pacific), Alyson Robertson (Liberty), Phebe Willson (WyEast), Madelyn Cooke (Pacific), and Amanda Grant (Pacific).
The Whisper boys team placed third with 92 points. Members included Sam Soto (Gaiser), Jayden Jones (Skyridge), Scotty McPherson (Whisper), Michael McCoy (Whisper), Wyatt Nitzschke (Whisper), Grayson Caldwell (Whisper), Austin Wick (Whisper), Collin Burgess (Liberty).
Pacific Middle School football wins district
The Pacific Middle School Vikings football team won the district championship on Saturday by beating Skyridge Middle School.
The eighth grade team was coming off an 8-0 league season, beating all opponents by 30 points or more.
Team captain and quarterback was Tyson Fuehrer, best offensive player was awarded to Garick Shevchuk, best defensive player was Clayton Maus, most inspirational was Tai Fano Fa’alevao, top lineman was Matt Hoesly, and most improved was Avenir Vasilchuk.
The team is coached by Mike Daltoso, and assistants Nick Daltoso, Cyler Dalgord and Tyson Fuehrer Sr.
James Blake visiting Vancouver Tennis Center
Former professional tennis player James Blake will be at the Vancouver Tennis Center on Saturday for a free community play day from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
VTC is located at 5300 E. 18th St. in Vancouver, next to Fort Vancouver High School.
Blake will be available for a Q&A session at 10:45 a.m. and group photos and autographs at 11 a.m., all open to the general public.
Blake has 10 career ATP titles in singles, seven in doubles and competed on the winning U.S. Davis Cup team in 2007. He reached a top ranking of No. 4 in the world in 2006.