Another meet, another win for the Astoria girls cross-country team, which is quickly turning into the team to beat at the 4A level.
The Lady Fishermen took the top spot Oct.8 at the Bigfoot Classic, held at the Twin Rocks Friends Camp near Rockaway Beach. The Astoria boys were second behind Ilwaco.
Individually, Astoria runners were edged out by a few small-school runners, as Neah-Kah-Nie sophomore Jordan White won the girls’ race in 23 minutes, 58 seconds, with Sophie Long of Astoria second (24:25). And Ilwaco sophomore Daniel Quintana captured first place in the boys’ race (19:28), ahead of Ilwaco teammate Daniel Whiting (19:41), Robert Piña-Morton of Knappa (20:07) and Astoria’s John Clement (20:39). Knappa freshman Isaiah Rodriguez was fifth in 21:35.
Team-wise, the Ilwaco boys finished with 40 points, followed by Astoria (46), Knappa (63) and Warrenton (107), with Seaside sixth out of seven scoring teams.
The Astoria girls had 41 points, ahead of Neah-Kah-Nie (60), Ilwaco (70), Warrenton (95) and Seaside (110).
Seaside was paced by freshman Cole Jervis (18th, 23:07) in the boys’ race, followed by Luis Moreno (20th, 23:20), Everett Rollins (24th, 23:59), Nalu Isley (44th, 26:38), Cameron Lippert (54th, 28:04), Fernando Dzul-Fisher (64th, 29:52), Maksym Matviyenko (71st, 31:36) and Skyler Archibald (76th, 33:59).
Brooke Blankenhorn (16th, 28:36) led the Seaside girls, along with Tara Lair (21st, 29:27), Margaret Goin (26th, 30:41), Reese Clark (28th, 31:08), Kiermin Dalby (36th, 33:15) and Morgan Houston (47th, 46:49).