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November 8, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Eastlake, Mercer Island take girls XC titles

We have our first state champions of the 2008-09 school year, and two girls teams, along with one boy, from the Eastside were among the winners.

Eastlake, the state’s deepest team, is also now the Class 4A girls cross-country champion after edging out Gig Harbor 97-96. The Wolves didn’t have a runner in the top 10, but they did have five girls finish in the top 39. Redmond’s Sarah Lord was the top local finisher, taking third.

Mercer Island won the girls 3A meet, led by freshman Lindsay Benster’s third-place finish. Senior Carey Parker from Seattle Prep finished second.

In the boys races, Jackson came eight points short of beating out Mead for the Class 4A boys title. Redmond junior Mack Young won the race in 15:18. That’s a huge improvement for a guy who ran a 17:05 last year!

And in the 3A race, no one could touch North Central, which had four finishers in the top five. Seattle Prep, with the seventh and eighth-place finishers, took second in the team standings.

In the girls 1A race, Northwest School freshman Maddie Meyers took the individual title, but King’s — led by second-place Olivia Thomas — won the team title.

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