November 2, 2015
NEW – 4:05 p.m., Nov. 2, 2015
Fresh off their conference-championship win a week earlier, the Issaquah High School boys cross country team kept its momentum going with a victory at the District 1/2 championships, held Oct. 31 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Read more
October 25, 2015
NEW – 12:10 p.m., Oct. 25, 2015
Senior Kennan Schrag’s third-place time of 15 minutes, 49.2 seconds led the Issaquah High School boys to the team title Oct. 24 at the Class 4A KingCo Conference cross country championships at Lake Sammamish State Park. Read more
October 8, 2015
NEW — 1:50 p.m., Oct. 8, 2015
League dual meets aren’t the best way to measure a cross country team’s abilities, especially because many teams rest their top runners so they’re fresh for large-scale invitational races. Read more
October 5, 2015
NEW — 11:45 a.m., Oct. 5, 2015
Skyline High School maintained its grasp on first place in Class 4A KingCo Conference football, using five first-half touchdowns to dominate the visiting Redmond Mustangs, 46-14, in an Oct. 2 outing. Read more
October 22, 2013
Their teams haven’t had the type of season they were hoping for, but Issaquah High School runners Kennan Schrag and Ellie Clawson aren’t being deterred from their individual goals.
Schrag, a sophomore, topped the boys field, and Clawson, a junior, won the girls race when Issaquah squared off with Skyline and Newport in an Oct. 16 KingCo Conference cross country race at Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek Park.
In the boys race, Issaquah fell short of rival Skyline, which captured the team win with 34 points. However, the Eagles (48 points) won a tiebreaker and defeated Newport for their second win of the season.
Issaquah’s top three runners set the pace for the first half of the 3.1-mile race. Schrag, fellow sophomore Jacob Brueckman, and senior Caleb Walin got out quickly and formed their own pack.
October 1, 2013
Alex Daugherty has put her talent on display as a basketball and track and field athlete, but she hadn’t run a cross-country race until early September.
The Skyline High School senior is showing she has the stamina for the sport, winning the individual girls title at Klahanie Park in 18:56.
She had plenty of help as Skyline easily defeated Ballard (19-41) and Eastlake (15-50). Sophomore Maizy Brewer was just 2 seconds back in second place, and fellow senior Samantha Krahling took third in 19:04.
October 23, 2012
Several area runners are heading to districts after strong finishes at the Oct. 18 KingCo 4A cross country league championships.
The race to stay alive in the post season took place at West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, where 154 varsity runners vied for the top 40 finishes in the girls and boys races as only the top eight teams and top 40 individuals would qualify for the bi-district meet.
Making the cut were the Issaquah Eagles girls team, which finished in fourth place overall. Also qualifying were the Skyline Spartans boys team in sixth place and the girls team in seventh place.
Working to earn Issaquah that fourth-place finish was Cayla Seligman, who finished the 5,000 meter race in 19 minutes, 8.3 seconds to take seventh; Ellie Clawson came in 13th at 19:19.5; and Ellie Hendrickson was the 21st to cross the finish line at 19:46.6.
November 1, 2011
Some people maintain 13 is an unlucky number. However, they would have trouble convincing this fall’s Issaquah High School girls cross country team of that fact.
By placing fourth Oct. 29 at the Wes-King Bi-District 4A meet at West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, the Eagles qualified for a state meet for the first time in 13 years.
To put it into a different perspective, some current members of the team were just 2 years old when the Eagles last sent a girls team to the state championship meet.
Issaquah will race in the Class 4A state meet Nov. 5 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
October 18, 2011
Issaquah School District teams wrapped up their regular seasons last week in a final tuneup for the Oct. 20 KingCo Conference Championship meets.
The Issaquah and Skyline high school teams will enter the KingCo 4A meet at Seattle’s Lincoln Park. The boys varsity race starts at 2:45 p.m. and the girls varsity race is set for 3:15 p.m. The top eight teams and 40 individuals advance to a bi-district meet Oct. 29 at Lincoln Park.
Liberty High School competes in the KingCo 3A meet at Lake Sammamish State Park. The girls varsity race begins at 2:45 p.m. and the boys varsity race starts at 3:15 p.m. The top four teams and 20 individuals advance to the Sea-King District 2 meet Oct. 27 at Lake Sammamish State Park.
October 4, 2011
Skyline High School junior cross country runner Keegan Symmes continued his dominance in the KingCo Conference 4A Sept. 28 at Klahanie Park.
Against Eastlake and Inglemoor, he finished in 15 minutes, 41 seconds. Symmes finished 46 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Michael Flindt, of Eastlake.
With Symmes leading the pack, Skyline eked out a win with 31 points to Eastlake’s 32. Inglemoor took third with 62.
“I just ran with the team,” Symmes said after the race.
Symmes and his coach, Brendan Hyland, said most runners took it a little easier at Klahanie, as both Eastlake and Skyline were preparing for the Oct. 1 Tomahawk Twilight Invitational in Marysville. Still, Symmes’ time was near the course record.
“It’s coming together,” he said. “The season hasn’t been as fast as I’d like, but hopefully I’ll get better later.”
Symmes ended up having a busy weekend. At the Tomahawk Twilight Invitational, on the Cedarcrest Golf Course, he finished first in the 3.1-mile race in 15:54. Then, on Oct. 2, Symmes finished second in the 10K race at the Issaquah Rotary Run. He completed the race in 33:27.