Liberty High School boys capture cross country finale

October 13, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 2 p.m. Oct. 13, 2011

Nick Knoblich and Aaron Bowe, finished first and second Wednesday, as they led the Liberty High School boys cross country team to victories against Mount Si and Liberty at Mount Si High School.

Liberty finished with 37 points to top Mount Si, which was second with 40 points. Mercer Island was third with 47 points.

Knoblich finished first in 17 minutes, 28 seconds. Bowe was second in 17:30. Mason Goodman, of Liberty, also cracked the top 10 by placing ninth in 18:06. Hiron Redman was 11th and Jason Murray 14th for the Patriots, who ended the regular season with a 6-3 record.

In the girls meet, Liberty finished second to Mercer Island. The Islanders had 27 points and Liberty had 39 points. Mount Si was third with 70. Allie Wood was Liberty’s top placer, taking third in 20:15. Amy Broska and Sarah Bliesner were sixth and seventh respectively for Liberty. Megan Larson placed 11th and Aimee Christensen 12th to round out Liberty’s top five runners.

The Patriots ended the season with a 7-2 record.

Liberty and Mount Si enter the KingCo Conference 3A meet Oct. 20 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Issaquah girls finish second to Redmond

The Issaquah High School girls cross country team concluded one of its best seasons Wednesday by placing second in a four-team KingCo Conference 4A meet at Redmond’s Hartman Park.

Host Redmond won the meet with 31 points. Issaquah was second with 47 points and followed by Eastlake with 50 and Newport with 106. It was the first time Issaquah had defeated Eastlake since 1996.

Eastlake’s Anastasia Kosykh won the 5K race in 18 minutes, 53 seconds. Ellie Clawson was Issaquah’s top runner, placing fourth in 19:38. Rachel Osgood, of Issaquah, was ninth and teammate Ellie Hendrickson 10th. Cayla Selgiman was 13th and Abby Wilson 14th to round out Issaquah’s top five runners.

Issaquah ended the regular season with a 9-1 record. The mark was Issaquah’s best since 2005.

In the boys meet, Redmond was first with 27 points. Eastlake took second with 45 points and was followed by Newport with 81 and Issaquah with 101. Redmond’s Johnathan Stevens finished first in 16:23. Tom Howe was Issaquah’s top runner, placing 12th in 17:26.

Skyline netters sweep Bothell

The Skyline High School boys tennis team overwhelmed Bothell 7-0 Wednesday in a KingCo Conference 4A match.

Skyline’s Aman Manji won the No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Kensa Kawamura. Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu, of Skyline, captured the No. 1 doubles with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Alec Barrett and Dane Lindell.

Spartans fourth at district golf

The Skyline High School boys golf team finished fourth Wednesday at the Class 4A District 2 Golf Tournament at Redmond’s Willows Run. Skyline had 27.5 points. Issaquah was sixth with 22 points.

Kelley Sullivan, of Skyline, was fourth with a two-day total of 152.

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