For the second straight year, Lummi’s Enrique Medina will enter the Class 1B/2B State Championships on a high note.
Medina, a senior, claimed the 1B/2B Northwest District individual title on Saturday, Nov. 1, at South Whidbey, with a personal-best time of 17 minutes, 36.38 seconds on the 5,000-meter course, earning a spot in the field next week at state in Pasco.
As a junior, Medina claimed the title at the Westside Classic to earn a trip to state, where he ended up placing 43rd overall.
On Saturday, Medina beat out Crosspoint Academy’s Seth Huska by a a little more than three seconds.
This is the third year Medina has qualified for state — he also qualified as a freshman, when he placed 55th.
The Blackhawks also had Trisha Smith placed 59th at the 1B/2B quad-district meet, which was held at Rainier High school. Smith finished in 26:45.61.
CLASS 1B/2B NORTHWEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS
at South Whidbey
Team scores: 1. Crosspoint Academy 18, 2. Seattle Waldorf 61, 3. Mount Vernon Chrsitian 84, 4. Shorewood Christian 87.
Top finishers: 1. Enrique Medina (Lummi) 17:36.38; 2. Seth Juschka (Crosspoint Academy) 17:39.47; 3. Tyler Hoyle (Crosspoint Academy) 17:46.37; 4. Martin Waldrip (Crescent) 19:05.98; 5. Kendall VanZanten (Mount Vernon Christian) 19:31.31.
CLASS 1B/2B QUAD-DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Team scores: 1. Northwest Christian-Lacey 28, 2. Ocosta 64, 3. Morton White Pass 107, 4. Willapa Valley 110, 5. Ilwaco 129, 6. North Beach 131, 7. Mossyrock 158, 8. Wahkiakum 175, 9. Rainier 206.
Top finishers: 1. 1. Kiersten Kimminau (Northwest Christian) 19:34.32; 2. Anna Brooks (Northwest Christian) 19:53.57; 3. Kenzie Anderson (Morton White Pass) 20:33.61; 4. Abby McSheffrey (Northwest Christian) 20:37.56; Megan McSheffrey (Northwest Christian)
Lummi: 59. Trisha Smith 26:45.61.