Tigers run at Omak meet

OMAK – Tonasket’s Oscar Avilez ran his best race of the year to date at Omak on Tuesday, Oct. 2, earning a sixth-place finish out of more than 130 runners at the Omak Invitational.

Avilez finished in 17:01 on the three-mile course.

“Oscar did run his best race of the year,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton. “He beat Sam Goble (7th, 17:11) for the first time this year and was ahead of Duncan Forsman (5th, 17:00) from Republic until Duncan out-kicked him.”

Other finishers for the Tonasket boys were Adrian McCarthy (51st, 19:48), Smith Condon (54th, 20:18), Lawrence Wambugu (55th, 20:19), Adam Halvorsen (60th, 21:02), Abe Podkranic (6tth, 22:48) and Jordan Hughes (22:58).  Dallin Good was 62nd (26:22) in the JV race.

Cashmere dominated the team scoring with three of the top eight and five of the top 16 finishers. Quincy’s Victor Salgado won the race in 16:26.

Cashmere’s girls also dominated, with five of the top 13 finishers, including race winner Angela Knishka (18:53.3).

Leading the way for Tonasket was Jessica Puente (18th, 22:43). Also running for the Tgers were Jenna Valentine (33rd, 24:41), Claire Thornton (35th, 24:58), Giesa Seidler (39th, 25:48), Kallie Mirick (41st, 26:33) and Corrina Karrer (54th, 31:51).

Full race results




About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. 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 worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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