On to State for IHS XC teams

Ilwaco High School girls and boys cross country teams have qualified to compete in the state tourney.

ONALASKA — Ilwaco’s boys and girls cross-country teams each took third place at Districts in Onalaska on Saturday, Oct. 29. Both teams advanced to the state tournament, to be held at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Saturday, November 5.

Four runners on the boys team came in under 18 minutes, all with times between 17:44 and 17:54 and placing between 17th and 24th. Tristan Trudell placed himself in this upper tier of Ilwaco runners for the first time. Ben Brownlee and Marcos Mendoza entered the season as the established stars, and freshman Daniel Whiting quickly reached their level. Trudell gave Ilwaco a fourth star on Saturday.

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