The Cruisers ran a tough race against Foss, Renton, and Evergreen at Wright Park in Tacoma on Thursday. Overall, the boys placed second behind Renton.  Junior Cameron Hatler won the boys race, earning a new personal record of 16:33 for a 5K.  Other top ten placers were Max Van Eaton (5th) with 18:25, Christian Rodriguez (7th) with 18:38, Cole Pederson (8th) with 18:39, and Ryan Mueller (10th) with 20:14.

Eatonville was short a couple of girls at this race so they couldn't score as a team (schools must have at least five runners to score as a team in cross country), but some individuals still made a good showing.  Junior Alexia Price came in second with a time of 22:36 for a 5K.  Sophomore Adia Butcher came in 8th with a time of 26:26 and senior Emily Frey came in 13th with a time of 29:32. Unfortunately Jillian Ruiz has an iliotibial band injury and couldn't run.  The Cruisers are hoping to have her healthy and injury-free for their next race at the Curtis Invitational at Chambers Bay on October 5th.

Other Eatonville Finishers:

11th place Shion Waki, 11th grade, 20:42

14th place Bryce Thirtyacre, 11th grade, 21:12

16th place Joseph Mykland, 10th grade, 21:25

17th place Frank Krambule, 10th grade, 22:16

18th place Caleb Hagen, 11th grade, 22:18

19th place Cameron Peace, 9th grade, 22:31

20th place Rodney McGuire, 11th grade, 22:18

23rd place Kasidech Tangprapa, 11th grade, 23:29

25th place Zach Root, 12th grade, 23:54

The Cruisers race again on Oct.5 at the Curtis Invitational at Chambers Bay.  The first men's race is at 10:15 a.m. and the first women's race is at 10:45 a.m.