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Auburn boys, Kent Meridian girls take dual wins | Cross country
By TJ Martinell
The Auburn boys and Kent Meridian girls cross country teams won their first meets of the season on Sept. 12.
The Auburn boys narrowly outran Mount Rainier 27-28 and beat K-M 21-36. Mount Rainier defeated the Royals 21-35 in the South Puget Sound League dual meet at Game Farm Park.
In the girls race, Auburn topped Mount Rainier 24-31, but lost to the Royals, 27-30. The Royals girls beat the Rams 20-38.
Auburn senior Tyler Flannery took first with a time of 16 minutes, 59 seconds, while fellow senior Brennan Wallin placed third at 17:30. Sophomore Tyler Perrin placed seventh with a time of 18:42.
Auburn senior Anna deCarteret took second with a time of 20:41. Junior Kimberly Anderson placed fourth with a time of 22:14. Senior Anna Starr placed sixth, finishing at 22:37.
For the K-M boys, senior Edson Zaldivar took fourth with a time of 17:36. Junior Stewart Kunzleman took ninth, finishing at 19:12.
Junior Ruby Virk took third with a time of 22:08 for the K-M girls. Fellow junior Briann Funk took fifth with a time of 22:33. Senior Stephanie O'Hara placed seventh, crossing the finish line at 22:49. Junior Sara Maden placed eighth with a time of 22:51. Senior Jessie O'Hara placed ninth at 22:52.
ELSEWHERE: The Tahoma boys and girls won their first dual meets of the season against Auburn-Riverside and Kentridge. The Tahoma boys outran Auburn-Riverside and Kentridge 19-44. The Kentridge boys beat Auburn-Riverside 24-35. The Tahoma girls team beat Auburn-Riverside 17-44 and the Chargers 15-50. KR lost to Auburn-Riverside 20-35.Kentridge sophomore Kyra Kaiser placed 10th with a time of 21:38 in the girls race.Kentridge senior Sterling Bath took third with a time of 17:06 in the boys race.