Woodinville X-Country shows well at State

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick


State qualifiers Jordan Kauffman, Gabe Kary,

Kya Villanueva, Elyn Lee and Nell O'Hara


PASCO­—Five Falcons wrapped up their season with respectable performances at the 4A State Cross-County Meet held at the Sun Willows course in Pasco Saturday. 

Coach Carolyn Houser said the conditions were ideal.

“It was cold, overcast and windless­—perfect running weather. Although the course is deceptively difficult with lots of rolling hills and a few big inclines, the surging adrenaline and amazing competition make for fast race times.

Both Lady Falcons ran strong, finishing with times that set their season records. 

“Sophomore Nell O’Hara was 25th in the field of 157 top female runners in the 4A division. She was hoping to break 19 minutes on the 5K course, and she did, finishing in 18:57,” Houser said. “Junior Elyn Lee started slow this season after recovering from a foot injury during the spring track season. She finished strong, though, and placed 43rd with a time of 19:18.”

Kya Villanueva was Woodinville’s top male runner. The sophomore finished 35th in the field of 165 boys, setting a personal record of 15:58.

Sophomore Gabe Kary finished in 51st place with a PR of 16:14.

Senior Jordan Kauffmann finished 99th with a solid time of 16:39.

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