Beaver runner takes first at KingCo 4A Cross-Country Preview
By Chris Foster, Intern
At the KingCo Cross-Country Preview on Thursday, Ballard senior Alex Bowns won the varsity men’s race with a time of 15:58, 20 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. This was a strong start for Bowns, who has made it to the State Championships the past two years for cross-country.
The race was a 5,000-meter trek through Lincoln Park, and included every school from the KingCo 4A division competing.
The Beavers team as a whole found success, as four other runners finished in the top 25.
Brian Quandt, a junior, finished 12th with a time of 17:03. Sophmore Michael Vitz-Wong finished at 16th just seconds later with a time of 17:12, and senior Victor Bailly came in 24th with a time of 17:38.
In the women’s varsity race, junior Anna Mirenzi clocked a 20:45 to finish 20th. The Beavers showed promise in this preview, and will look to build off of the success.
The next meet is Wednesday, September 14 at Beaver Lake Park, starting at 4, against Woodinville and Eastlake.
For directions and more information, check out the Cross Country page at http://www.ballardathletics.org.