Photo by Geoff Olson
Eatonville’s cross country runners pose for a photo while on their way to compete in the state meet Saturday in Pasco.
Photo by Geoff Olson Eatonville’s cross country runners pose for a photo while on their way to compete in the state meet Saturday in Pasco.

After having a successful season, the Eatonville Cruiser cross country team sent seven runners to the 1A state meet this past Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. A total of 363 runners, both boys and girls, competed.

Eatonville sent five girls: Grace Coonrod, Cheyanne Price, Bridget Stumph, Susanna Stumph and Abigail Simpson. It also sent Joe Mueller and Colton Rush for the boys’ race.

For the girls, Coonrod finished in 29th place with a time of 21 minutes, 1.40 seconds. Price finished in 103rd with a time of 23:35:10. Bridget Stumph took 137th in a time of 25:12.50, and Susanna Stumph finished 151st with a time of 27:56. Simpson did not compete due to illness.

For the boys, Mueller improved on last year’s 69th place state finish with a 29th-place finish in a time of 18:25.60. Rush, competing in his first state meet, finished in 94th place with a time of 18:48.

Coach Geoff Olson said he was very proud of how his team competed this season.

“I am extremely proud of all of them,” he said. “They had a great season. All the kids ran awesome and proved they belong at the state meet.”

With five of the seven runners returning next year, the Cruisers could have another strong season on tap.