Bellevue dominates KingCo Championships

Thanks to several strong individual performances, the Bellevue boys and girls cross country teams swept the conference championships Oct. 22 at Lake Sammamish State Park. The Bellevue boys dominated the competition, beating second-place Mercer Island by 46 points.

Thanks to several strong individual performances, the Bellevue boys and girls cross country teams swept the conference championships Oct. 22 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

The Bellevue boys dominated the competition, beating second-place Mercer Island by 46 points.

Michael Williams won the event for the Wolverines, finishing in 15:36. Teammate Joel Ambo was right behind him, finishing in 15:37.

Phillip Matthews (6th, 16:10), John Fowler (8th, 16:40) and Robert Ferris (10th, 16:45) all had top-10 finishes for the Wolverines.

The Interlake boys finished fifth with 112 points, while Sammamish finished seventh with 206 points.

The Bellevue girls team also won the conference title, besting Mercer Island 27 to 45. Melanie Luis was the highest finisher for Bellevue, taking fourth place in 20:13. Vandan Kasar took sixth and Casey Warendorf finished in eighth place for the Wolverines in 20:30.

Interlake’s Eleanor Tansley took 10th in 20:35.

The Newport girls team moved on to the district race by finishing fifth. Jessica Spray was the Knights sole top-10 finisher, takings seventh in 19:30.

The Sea-King District championship took place Thursday. Results were not available as of Reporter deadline.

FULL RESULTS

KingCo 3A/2A Conference Championships

at Lake Sammamish State Park (3.1 miles)

Boys

Team scores (top 4 to districts) – Bellevue 27, Mercer Island 73, Liberty 75, Juanita 78, Interlake 112, Mount Si 159, Sammamish 206.

Individuals – 1, Michael Williams, Bellevue, 15:36; 2, Joel Ambo, Bellevue, 15:37; 3, Eric Bice, Liberty, 15:49; 4, Raul Silva, Juanita, 16:07; 5, Aaron Eleson, Mercer Island, 16:09; 6, Philip Matthews, Bellevue, 16:10; 7, Caleb Ferrell, Juanita, 16:38; 8, John Fowler, Bellevue, 16:40; 9, Nick Ford, Mercer Island, 16:41; 10, Robert Ferris, Bellevue, 16:45.

Girls

Team scores (top 4 to districts) – Bellevue 47, Mercer Island 74, Mount Si 81, Interlake 82, Liberty 101, Juanita 126, Sammamish 190.

Individuals – 1, Tansey Lystad, Juanita, 18:27; 2, Lindsay Benster, Mercer Island, 18:30; 3, Molly O’Callahan, Mercer Island, 19:33; 4, Melanie Luis, Bellevue, 20:13; 5, Megan Past, Mount Si, 20:17; 6, Vandan Kasar, Bellevue, 20:22; 7, Alex Rudd, Mount Si, 20:24, 8, Casey Warendorf, Bellevue, 20:30; 9, Kendall Maddux, Mount Si, 20:33; 10, Eleanor Tansley, Interlake, 20:35.

KingCo 4A Conference Championships

at Lake Sammamish State Park (3.1 miles)

Boys

Team scores (top 7 to districts) — Issaquah 61, Redmond 96, Skyline 109, Inglemoor 117, Garfield 131, Eastlake 142, Bothell 146, Ballard 149, Roosevelt 174, Newport 247, Woodinville 302, Lake Washington 386.

Individuals — 1, Mack Young, Redmond, 15:53; 2, Will Young, Redmond, 15:56; 3 (tie), Kyle Branch, Skyline, and Kevin Holmes, Bothell, 16:00; 5, Chris Brasino, Issaquah, 16:03; 6, Miles Hille, Redmond, 16:06; 7, Alan Villavicencio, Bothell, 16:07; 8, Colin O’Neil, Inglemoor, 16:08; 9, Kevin LeMond, Issaquah, 16:10; 10, Michael Cunetta, Garfield, 16:11.

Girls

Team scores (top 7 to districts) — Eastlake 35, Redmond 69, Roosevelt 130, Woodinville 141, Newport 155, Ballard 181, Skyline 184, Garfield 194, Inglemoor 216, Issaquah 237, Bothell 264, Lake Washington 288.

Individuals — 1, Anna Dailey, Garfield, 18:06; 2, Devin McMahon, Redmond, 18:29; 3, Katelyn Steen, Eastlake, 18:58; 4, Lucy Cheadle, Roosevelt, 19:08; 5, Morgan O’Connor, Eastlake, 19:09; 6, Erin Blodnick, Eastlake, 19:21; 7, Jessica Spray, Newport, 19:30; 8, Ashley Nichols, Inglemoor, 19:31; 9, Chelsea Orr, Eastlake, 19:42; 10, Maddie Graham, Woodinville, 19:46.

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