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Coeur d’Alene boys, Timberlake girls win state

Sun., Oct. 30, 2011

The Coeur d’Alene Vikings boys team placed five runners inside the top 20 and Coeur d’Alene dominated the 5A state championship race at Eagle Island State Park for its first title in school history.

Cody Curtis took third place, finishing the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 22.94 seconds.

The Vikings’ Michael Dunton finished seventh in 16:37.81.

CdA’s Andrew Regan was 12th (16:56.38), Ben Woolley was 13th (16:56.58) and Kenny Colbert was 20th (17:02.49).

The top 20 individuals earn state medals.

The Vikings finished with a team score of 47 points, well ahead of second-place finisher Mountain View (85).

The Lake City boys, led by Jake Finney’s 32nd-place finish (17:19.67), took ninth place.

• In the girls race, Coeur d’Alene’s Josie Brown, a freshman, took third place, but Boise edged the Vikings 62-66 for the state championship. Brown finished in 19:04.87.

CdA placed three others – Kara Story (eighth, 19:27.94), Punky Duran (10th, 19:32.31) and Noelle Ball (13th, 19:50.64) – in the top 20.

Lake City was 10th. The Timberwolves were led by Alia Lacroix’s 40th-place finish (20:57.66).

• The Timberlake girls captured a third straight 3A state championship as the Tigers finished with 29 points, 10 ahead of Sugar-Salem.

Leading Timberlake was junior Ashly George, who took third (19:34.41). She took second last year and third as a freshman.

Teammates Rachel Ward (20:11.99), Natalie Herring (20:12.10) and Brooke Nowlan (20:23.01) finished sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, and Dominique Vanderwilt was 18th (21:14.32).

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