TOLEDO — Ilwaco’s cross-country runners ran at Lewis and Clark State Park against four Central League schools Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Daniel Quintana had his third first-place finish in four races, and Estella Sheldon had her third top-four finish of the season.

Sheldon finished third in a field of 22 with a 22:52 time in the 5000-meter race.

Alex Carper was fifth at 23:54, Tazlina Thomas took seventh (24:25), Nisa Mendoza was eighth (24:28) and Daniela Mendez placed 11th (26:55).

Morton-White Pass, which had the second, fourth, sixth and 10th-place runners, edged Ilwaco by a point to win the team race.

Toutle Lake’s Darla Kandoll won the race in 22:21, edging Olyvia Brownell of M-WP.

Quintana finished in 16:48, beating Toledo’s Nicholas Marty by 16 seconds.

Colton McNabb came in 12th in the field of 35 runners with a 20:15 mark.

Other Ilwaco times: Brady Rasmussen (20:50), Logan Simonson (21:07), Adrienn Gomez-Sanchez (21:54), Griffen Cutting (22:05), Miguel Hernandez (22:10), Patrick Reddy (28:36), Alaina Judd (29:40), Ashley Chang (30:44).

Ilwaco will host the Black Lake race Thursday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Aaron Mead is a sports writer for the Chinook Observer. Contact him at 360-642-8181 or

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