For the first time ever, Port Townsed hosted the Olympic League Championships at the Port Townsend Golf Course, with a PT freshman finishing in 23rd place out of 106 runners.Gabe Tonan generously …
For the first time ever, Port Townsed hosted the Olympic League Championships at the Port Townsend Golf Course, with a PT freshman finishing in 23rd place out of 106 runners.
Gabe Tonan generously donated his facility for the event and it was an ideal venue.
Competitors ran a 5K course over a spectator- friendly two loops of rolling grass and gravel cart path.
The junior varsity boys competed at 4 p.m., and out of a field of nine 1A and 2A teams and 106 runners, freshman Mark Anderson was the top PT finisher in 23rd place with a personal record (PR) time of 20:13. The rest of the junior varsity team was comprised of junior Ian Linn-Glasgow (31st, 20:39), freshmen Max Allworth-Miles (38th, 20:53), Glen Dawson (46th, 21:13), Haven McMillen (49th, 21:27), and sophomore Connor Mackey (89th, PR 23:07). The team placed 6th overall but was beat by only one other 1A team.
The boy’s varsity raced at 4:30 p.m. and was again a field of nine teams, but only the top seven runners from each team eligible for the race.
There were 61 finishers and PT junior Nathan Cantrell let the Redhawks with a 3rd place overall finish and a time of 16:46. The varsity was rounded out by senior Gabe Petrick (7th, 17:06), and juniors Seamus Fraser (14th, PR 17:39), Kincaid Gould (15th, PR 17:43), Silas DeWyse (46th, PR 19:20), and Trillium DeWyse (48th, PR 19:31). The boy’s varsity placed 2nd overall behind Klahowya, which means that both 1A teams beat the sixw other 2A schools in the competition.
The girl’s combined race was at 5 pm and had a field of eight teams and 86 runners. Junior Anika Avelino ran a strategic race to place 7th overall in a PR time of 20:51. She was followed closely by junior Rachel Matthes (8th, 21:09). The other three PT competitors were sophomore Gina Brown (54th, PR 25:41), senior Callay Boire-Shedd (58th, PR 26:07), and sophomore Erin Fenton (78th, 30:02). The girl’s team placed 6th overall.
Oct. 10 meet
PTHS cross country team traveled to White Horse Golf Course in Kingston to compete against Kingston and Klahowya High Schools. The Port Townsend boys all competed in the junior varsity race at 4 p.m. on a 5K looping course of mostly manicured grass, but some trail and gravel surfaces as well.
The top finisher for the Redhawks was junior Trillium DeWyse in third overall with a new personal record of 19:32. Port Townsend’s top six also included freshmen Mark Anderson (13th, 20:55), Haven McMillen (14th, 20:59), Max Allworth-Miles (17th, 21:04), Glen Dawson (18th, 21:16), and sophomore Connor Mackey (33rd, 25:35).
The team will travel to Chambers Bay Golf Course Oct. 27 for the District Championships.
The girl’s race at 1:25 p.m. and the boys at 2:30 p.m. on a rolling 5K course. This competition will determine which athletes will qualify for the State Championship meet in Pasco on Nov. 1.
The girl’s race was at 5 p.m. on the same course and Port Townsend’s two entrants ran together completing the race in 32:30. Sophomores Gina Brown and Erin Fenton finished in 27th and 28th places respectively.