Washington middle school cross-country teams both finish fourth at home
The Washington boys’ and girls’ middle school cross-country teams both took fourth place at their home meet at the Washington Golf and Country Club on Sept. 25.
The Demon girls tallied 125 points and finished fourth out of five teams. Fairfield won the meet with 31 points.
Eighth-grader Mariah Howard took eighth place in 11:02 to lead the Demons. Seventh-grader Meredith Raber came in 16th in 11:43, and eighth-grader Makayla Shafer was 27th in 12:36. Eighth-grader Jenna Engle finished 33rd in 13 minutes flat, and eighth-grader Linda Diaz rounded out the scoring with her 41st-place finish in 13:50. Eighth-grader Alyson Hesseltine came in 49th in 14:53, and eighth-grader Maggie Voss crossed the finish line five seconds and one spot later.
The Washington boys tallied 84 points and finished fourth out of six teams. Burlington won the meet with 45 points.
Seventh-grader Jacob Van Osdol took ninth place in 10:08 to lead the Demons. Eighth-graders Owen Horak and David Mares finished 13th and 14th, respectively, both crossing the finish line in 10:30. Eighth-grader Kyle Schindler came in 23rd in 10:58, and seventh-grader Brennan Horak crossed the finish line two seconds later in 25th place to round out the scoring. Seventh-grader Andrew Jeffrey finished 34th in 11:39, and seventh-grader Austin Stalder was 47th in 12:20. Seventh-grader Blake Hartzler came in 52nd in 12:35, and eighth-grader Collin Zear was 56th in 13:06.