SELAH – Junior Samuel Cuevas was the first runner across the finish line for the Grandview boys cross-country team at yesterday’s four-school CWAC meet.
Cuevas, from a field of 47 harriers, earned a “Top 5” finish. He clocked the fifth fastest time on the day on Selah’s three-mile course, finishing in 16:55.
Selah’s Matthew Schrenk, a junior, won the boys race with a clocking of 16:04. His Viking teammate, freshman Brigham Cardon, claimed runner-up honors in a time of 16:26.
Team-wise, Selah’s boys tallied the low score Thursday afternoon. The Vikings emerged as the first-place squad with 20 points. Wapato was second with 60 points, followed by East Valley with 72 points and Grandview with 84.
Besides Cuevas’ fifth-place performance, Grandview received decent efforts from senior Jose Velasquez and junior Sabastian Raucamp.
Velasquez posted the 14th fastest time, a clocking of 17:42.
Raucamp was four spots back in 18th place (18:36).
Also competing for the Greyhounds were sophomore Jose Cisneros-Valdez and senior Sean Charvet. Cisneros-Valdez placed 24th (19:07), and Charvet was 33rd (20:16).
Grandview only had two runners at its disposal for yesterday’s girls race in Selah, which drew a field of 35 harriers. The two Lady ‘Hounds – sophomore Keanna Maki and senior Alicia Gonzales – placed 25th and 35th, respectively. Maki’s time was 27:07, and Gonzales had a clocking of 33:03.
The girls race winner on Selah’s three-mile course was freshman Lily Tyrrell of Selah. She crossed the finish line in 19:54, three seconds ahead of the runner-up, teammate Maggie Rees, only a freshman.