High School Sports

Ferndale’s Aguilera earns return trip to state cross country meet

Ferndale’s Roberto Aguilera secured his third straight trip to the Class 3A Cross Country Championships by placing eighth at the 3A Northwest District Championships on Saturday, Oct. 31, South Whidbey High School.

Aguilera finished the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 46.99 seconds. He was the only Golden Eagle to advance to next weekend’s state meet in Pasco, and he will look to improve upon his 19th-place finish at state as a junior. The top three teams and any other individuals to finish among the top 15 earned trips to state.

Jacob Ramirez was the next Ferndale boys’ runner to finish, nearly two minutes (18:43.38) behind Aguilera in 56th place. The Golden Eagles placed 11th overall with 287 points behind district champion Arlington.

Senior Jillian Anderson was the top Ferndale girls’ runner in 50th place with her time of 22:41.46.

Nathan Beamer led a 1-2-3 sweep for Arlington in the boys’ race with a winning time of 16:02.71, while Edmonds-Woodway’s Yukino Parle won the girls’ race in 19:17.51 and Glacier Peak claimed the team title with 59 points.

CLASS 3A NORTHWEST DISTRICT BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

At South Whidbey

5,000 meters

Team scores: 1. Arlington 26, 2. Glacier Peak 77,3. Edmonds-Woodway 82, 4. Marysville-Getchell 151, 5. Everett 180, 6. Mountlake Terrace 186, 7. Shorewood 188, 8. Oak Harbor 189, 9. Meadowdale 252, 10. Stanwood 263, 11. Ferndale 287, 12. Lynnwood 326, 13. Marysville-Pilchuck 364.

Top finishers: 1. Nathan Beamer (Arlington) 16:02.71, 2. Pieter Andrews (Arlington), 16:21.90, 3. Zachary Cushman (Arlington) 16:28.69, 4. Matthew Park (Edmonds-Woodway) 16:37.48, 5. Michael Barene (Arlington), 16:38.23.

Ferndale: 8. Roberto Aguilera 16:46.99, 56. Jacob Ramirex 18:43.38, 72. Zach Sulak 19:16.54, 75. Matthew Steiber 19:19.63, 76. Cole Bergquist 19:20.86, 79. Jagjit Kahlon 19:26.11, 80. Brenden Bingham 19:29.99.

CLASS 3A NORTHWEST DISTRICT GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

At South Whidbey

5,000 meters

Team scores: 1. Glacier Peak 59, 2. Edmonds-Woodway 71, 3. Mountlake Terrace 72, 4. Arlington 93, 5. Lynnwood 107, 6. Shorewood 131, 7. Stanwood 184, 8. Oak Harbor 229, 9. Marysville-Getchell 262, 10. Meadowdale 287, 11. Everett 312.

Top finishers: 1. Yukino Parle (Edmonds-Woodway) 19:17.51, 2. Mikayla Pivec (Lynnwood) 19:28.98, 3. Heidi Smith (Glacier Peak) 19:33.34, 4. Brooke Wallce (Glacier Peak) 19:38.57, 5. Malia Pivec (Lynnwood) 19:42.64.

Ferndale: 50. Jillian Anderson 22:41.46, 70. Katherine Chamblin 24:29.39, 71. Jana Peterson 24:40.97, 76. Andrea Hansen 25:25.37.

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