Lake Washington girls win 3A KingCo cross country title

Lake Washington High’s girls cross country team won the 3A KingCo championship on Oct. 18 at Lake Sammamish State Park and qualifies for districts.

The Kangs’ top-10 runners were Belle Brandenfels (seventh, 20:12.54), Makena Billington (eighth, 20:27.99) and Chloe Cook (ninth, 20:30.87). Also making an impact for the Kangs were Emily Stoneman (13th, 20:54.72), Hannah Woten (18th, 21:24.13), Sophie Kirov (24th, 21:40.09) and Esther Strathy (43rd, 23:47.79).

District qualifiers from Juanita are Felicity Strzelec (fourth, 19:48.38) and Laura Benson (sixth, 19:51.0).

LW’s boys took third and qualify for districts.

Leading the way in the top 10 were Colton Bailey (fourth, 16:30.34) and John Hentges (10th, 16:59.53). Also running strong for the Kangs were Erick Moreno (11th, 17:06.26), Luca Andonian (14th, 17:12.41), Cody Heale (26th, 17:31.14), Colin Bleakney (31st, 17:42.51) and Grant Poupore (41st, 18:29.20).

The 3A SeaKing District 2 meet is Oct. 25 at Lower Woodland in Seattle. State is Nov. 3 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.