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Chargers host Twilight Invitational


October 4, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew HInes

Athletes in the girls junior varsity race sprint out from the starting line during the Twilight Invitational at Cedarcrest Golf Course on Sept. 30.

The 11th annual Nike Twilight Cross Country Invitational was hosted by the Marysville Getchell Chargers at Cedarcrest Golf Course, on Sept. 30.

The invitational consists of hundreds of runners that compete in races ranging from an open race, to the 3A/4A varsity races. This year, 70 high school teams registered to participate, as well as many unattached athletes.

The Twilight Invitational sets itself apart as it is the one cross country event in Washington that holds races at night, under the lights.

"This has become something that people look forward to coming back to every year. So my wife (Kimberly Edens), and myself feel responsible for keeping this thing going. Of course, none of this happens without all of the amazing volunteers and the tremendous help that they give us," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Randy Edens.

Marysville Getchell finished 21st out of 33 teams for the boys and 22nd out of 35 teams for the girls race. Senior Gregory Panther led the boys squad as he finished in 35th place with a time of 16:22.78. For the girls, sophomore Julia Rea finished 70th with a time of 20:31.19.

Andrew HInes

Marysville Getchell's Evan Krautkremer, left, races down the final stretch of the race during the Twilight Invitational at Cedarcrest Golf Course on Sept. 30.

Marysville-Pilchuck placed 31st out of the 33 teams for the boys race but did not present a team for the girls race. The top two boys for the Tomahawks were the junior duo of Tanner Lauzon and Jeffery Richner. Lauzon finished 124th with a time of 17:33.73 and Richner finished 166th, clocking in at 18:17.70.

Arlington finished seventh for the boys and 12th for the girls, as they put together the best performance among all of the local teams. Arlington senior Dawson Andrews had an incredible performance as he placed 10th with a time of 15:51.91. Another Arlington senior, Mary Andrews, had a great race as she finished 44th and notched a time of 19:55.85.

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If you want to come out and support the local cross country teams, the next big meet will be held at Lakewood High School, as the Cougars will be hosting the Hole in the Wall Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at 9 a.m.


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