Avilez takes 2nd at Lake Roosevelt XC Invite

COULEE DAM – Tonasket’s Oscar Avilez earned a second-place finish at the Lake Roosevelt Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5, running the 2.8 mile course in 16:58.

Republic’s Duncan Forsman won the race in 16:12.

Tonasket’s boys team placed fifth while the girls were third.

“Both Oscar and Smith improved their times on this course,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton.

Also running for the Tigers were Adam Halvorsen (18th, 18:55), Smith Condon (21st, 19:54), Adrian McCarthy (22nd, 19:57) and Dallin Good (33rd, 26:15).

The Tonasket girls were led by Jessica Puente (8th, 22:38. Also finishing were Jenna Valentine (12th, 24:07), Claire Thornton (13th, 24:11), Geisa Seidler (14th, 25:10) and Carrisa Karrer (26th, 32:46).

“Claire continues to improve her time every race this year,” Thornton said. “Oscar, Jessica, Jenna, and Geisa all brought home ribbons from the meet.”

The Tigers run at Republic on Tuesday and at the Quincy Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Full race results

Middle schoolers continue dominance

The Tonasket Middle School girls kept their team unbeaten run alive while the boys finished second, one point behind Wellpinit, at Lake Roosevelt.

Girls times: Camille Wilson 5th, 9:15; Katie Henneman 6th, 9:20; Johnna Terris 7th, 9:28; Myhe Williams 10th, 9:53; Hayley Larson 11th, 9:58; Megan Bolich 12th, 10:04; Morgan Tyus 13th, 10:43; Mikah Haney-Williams 14th, 10:53.

Boys times: Hunter Swanson 2nd, 8:28; Kyle Holborn 3rd, 8:33; Jake Wilson 8th, 8:56; Justin McDonald 9th, 9:12; Samuel Standberg 12th, 9:29; Jamin Truitt 14th, 10:11.

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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