Blaine's Tom Bradley finished ahead of Mount Baker's Dillon Quintana to take first place at the Class 1A Boys' Tri-District Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27, at American Lake Golf Course in Tacoma.
Bradley's time of 16 minutes, 2.1 seconds was five seconds ahead of second-place Quintana (16:07.5), who clocked in well ahead of the third-place time.
The top five teams advanced to the Class 1A Boys' State Championships with Lynden Christian finishing second, Meridian third and Blaine fifth. Charles Wright Academy came in first place as a team.
The top 25 individuals advanced to state with the Lyncs leading the way with four: Cody Velthuizen in eighth, Weston Whitener (16th), Hunter Weinert (23rd) and Jon Wiley (25th). Meridian qualified two runners to state (Kelby Todd in ninth and Collin Magnusson in 10th), Blaine qualified two runners to state (Bradley and Eddie Fontes in 11th) and Mount Baker qualified two runners to state (Quintana and Shelby Miles in 14th).
Though Meridian's Davis Phillips, who finished 30th, barely missed out on a state berth, he ran an incredible race given his unlucky set of circumstances.
Trojans' coach Mike Holz said Phillips lost one of his shoes 150 meters into the race and ran three miles on one bare foot through gravel, up and down hills and over tree roots.
"It was amazing the toughness he showed today," Holz said in a phone interview. "His foot was bleeding after the race, and his heel was killing him."
The Class 1A Boys' State Championships will be Saturday, Nov. 3, at Pasco.
ON TO STATE
CLASS 1A BOYS
Tom Bradley* Blaine
Dillon Quintana Mount Baker
Cody Velthuizen* Lynden Christian
Kelby Todd* Meridian
Collin Magnusson* Meridian
Eddie Fontes* Blaine
David Anderson* Meridian
Shelby Miles Mount Baker
Weston Whitener* Lynden Christian
Hunter Weinert* Lynden Christian
Jon Wiley* Lynden Christian
CLASS 1A BOYS' TRI-DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS
At American Lake Golf Course
Team scores: Charles Wright Academy 101, Lynden Christian 104, Meridian 105, King's 122, Blaine 147, Overlake 191, South Whidbey 198, University Prep 237, Northwest 240, Mount Baker 285, Seattle Christian 288, Cedar Park Christian 315, Bellevue Christian 327, Seattle Academy 339, Nooksack Valley 342, Port Townsend 359, Eatonville 416, Vashon Island 561, Bush 577, Cascade Christian 639.
Top individual finishers: 1. Tom Bradley (Blaine) 16:02.1; 2. Dillon Quintana (Mount Baker) 16:07.5; 3. Ruben Riordan (Charles Wright Academy) 16:26.9; 4. David Goldstone (Charles Wright Academy) 16:29.5; 5. Graham Peet (Northwest) 16:32.2; 6. Andrew Ayers (King's) 16:40.5; 8. Cody Velthuizen (LC) 16:46.6; 9. Kelby Todd (Meridian) 16:48.9; 10. Collin Magnusson (Meridian) 17:04.5.
Lynden Christian: 8. Cody Velthuizen 16:46.6; 16. Weston Whitener 17:17.0; 23. Hunter Weinert 17:33.6; 25. Jon Wiley 17:36.7; 32. Tyler Reardon 17:58.2; 40. Connor Blok 18:11.1; 55. Dylan Blok 18:39.3.
Meridian: 9. Kelby Todd 16:48.9; 10. Collin Magnusson 17:04.5; 30. Davis Phillips 17:47.6; 43. Rico Martinez 18:20.3; 53. Derek Morrow 18:35.3; 75. Jay Crandall 18:57.9.
Blaine: 1. Tom Bradley 16:02.1; 11. Eddie Fontes 17:09.5; 36. Danny Thorpe 18:07.8; 49. David Shapiro 18:32.1; 50. Parker Morris 18:32.9; 71. John Cochran 18:53.0; 86. Christian Sharp 19:18.8.
Mount Baker: 2. Dillon Quintana 16:07.5; 14. Shelby Miles 17:16.1; 41. Ishmael Villaluz 18:14.1; 113. Josh Meyer 20:07.2; 117. Calvin Ledet 20:17.0; 118. David Godin 20:19.4; 122. Jacob Koranda 20:36.3.
Nooksack Valley: 51. Brett Johnson 18:33.4; 58. Landon Olenslager 18:40.3; 69. Conner Jones 18:50.4; 73. Stephen Dietz 18:57.1; 91. Derek Johnson 19:25.5; 95. Taylor Gardner 19:29.8; 96. Jordan Hem 19:30.3.
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