Cross Country season has started up again! The kids have been working hard all summer getting into shape for what should be a great season. The Kamiakin boys and girls are both ranked #3 in the state for for 3A schools and are working hard to improve that ranking.
The first race of the year is the Hanford Jamboree (stats), a 2 mile course with 3 races scheduled, one each for the girls and boys who had made 10 practices so far this year (meaning they had not missed a practice) and then a community fun run for everyone else. Runners from Hanford, Kamiakin, Southridge, Kennewick, and Richland High Schools got their chance to run against other schools and the clock.
The Kamiakin girls started out strong with the five girls running in a pack at the front for the first part of the race and finished the race in positions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6! Go Kamiakin! The top five Kamiakin boys placed in positions 1, 2, 3, 6, and 10, a good solid showing. According to Athletic.net, Anthony Armstrong finished the two miles in 10 minutes flat, though the unofficial team time had him at 9:57! It is fun to watch that boy fly. The final race was a community fun run with adults (aka older people) as well as middle schoolers running with the cross country team members who had not been to enough practices to run in the main races.
I am looking forward to watching the Kamiakin runners this year. Next week we go to Spokane for the Tracy Walters Invitational at Audubon Park in Spokane.