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Getchell hosts Twilight Invitational


October 5, 2016 | View PDF

Christopher Andersson

Participants in the boys junior varsity race take off during the annual Twilight Invitational at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville.

The Nike 10th Annual Twilight Cross Country Invitational was hosted by the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Twilight Invitational is one of the biggest meets in Washington state. The 5K races take place every year on the Cedarcrest Golf Course, are run under the lights and are well-known for the glow-in-the-dark shirts given out at the race.

With more than 80 teams competing throughout the day, and hundreds of athletes running, this year's Invitational was one of the biggest turnouts yet.

"It's really challenging. We try to set them up to be as successful as possible leading into it. It's kind of a good halfway point of our season before we really start to gear up for our championship portion. This has always been a natural 5K test for our kids. It's usually a down training week so we allow their bodies to recover. We just tell them all week that this is one that they should be excited for. It was a fun meet, being able to look back on how our kids raced, and they did really well. I think this will set us up great for the rest of our season," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Randall Edens.

Marysville Getchell came in the middle of the pack for the local teams. On the boys side they finished at 14th overall with their leaders, Gregory Panther, 29th, and Zachary Arcaro-Frazier, 39th. Panther finished with a time of 16:31 and Arcaro-Frazier finished with a time of 16:38. For MG's girls team, they finished 31st overall and were led by Julia Rea, 126th, and Taylor Roscoe, 154th. Their finishing times were 21:21 and 21:50, respectively.

For the boys, Arlington led all local teams, finishing seventh overall. The Eagles were led by their duo of Kevin Mullin and Dawson Andrews, who ran 16:28.3 and 16:31.9, respectively. Mullin placed 26th and Andrews placed 32nd. The Eagles girl team finished 15th, first among local teams. Their leading two runners were Mary Andrews, 19:27.3, and Jensyn Smith, 20:25.2. M. Andrews and Smith placed 26th and 66th overall.

"We kind of just look to the next week. We are trying to get better each week and just focus on the next one because it is just too much to try and look down the line. But, every year we are trying to make it to the State tournament and every year we are trying to win a league championship. The last two years we have been league champs, boys and girls, and the boys have been district champs for the last two years. We're going to try and three-peat," said Arlington Head Coach Mike Shierk.

Finally, Marysville-Pilchuck came in last among local teams. The boys team finished 31st overall with its leaders Nathan Venables and Jeffery Richner finishing 150th and 170th, with times of 17:48.4 and 18:14, respectively. On the girls side, Kennedy Lentini ran a 23:23.6 and Katie Barrett ran 24:20.4. They finished 205th and 240th, but their team was unranked due to only having three participants.

If you want to catch the next big cross country meet, Arlington and Marysville-Pilchuck will both be competing at the annual Hole in the Wall Invitational. It will be held at Lakewood High School on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m.

Boys: (34 ranked teams, 234 ranked runners)

Arlington = 7th team overall with a score of 233

26. Kevin Mullin (16:28.3)

32. Dawson Andrews (16:31.9)

50. Blake Landry (16:49.8)

62. Eric Acero-Rosas (16:57.0)

63. Noah Loftis (16:57.1)

103. Favian Villanueva (17:22.1)

Marysville Getchell = 14th team overall with a score of 373

29. Gregory Panther (16:31.0)

39. Zachary Arcaro-Frazier (16:38.0)

90. Evan Krautkremer (17:16.1)

91. Channing Frohlich (17:16.9)

124. Levi Jones (17:35.3)

133. Connor Stickels (17:41.6)

166. Austin McAuliffe (18:11.8)

Marysville-Pilchuck = 31st team overall with a score of 952

150. Nathan Venables (17:48.4)

170. Jeffery Richner (18:14.0)

185. Josiah Gould (18:27.3)

227. Caleb Lingle (20:32.1)

234. Brandon Lang (22:46.8)

Girls: (36 ranked teams, 251 ranked runners)

Arlington: 15th team overall with a score of 369

26. Mary Andrews (19:27.3)

66. Jensyn Smith (20:25.2)

83. Rachel Sherson (20:41.7)

99. Kelsey Mutton (20:55.4)

113. Paige Nelson (21:04.0)

129. Katie Taylor (21:26.9)

182. Sidney Trinidad (22:41.4)

Marysville Getchell: 31st team overall with a score of 929)

126. Julia Rea (21:21.0)

154. Taylor Roscoe (21:50.0)

206. Caitlyn Smith (23:28.7)

231. Abby Ryiter (24:28.8)

239. Abby Fisher (25:19.1)

242. Sabrina Farrell (25:31.3)

Marysville-Pilchuck: Not listed

205. Kennedy Lentini (23:23.6)

240. Katie Barrett (24:20.4)

246. Lauren Ghosn (26:45.8)


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