WALNUT, Calif. – Lewis and Clark’s Katie Thronson finished second at the Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College on Saturday.
As impressive as Thronson’s finish was, she and the rest of the field were left far behind by California runner Claudia Lane, who won in 16 minutes, 59.6 seconds over the 5,000-meter course.
Thronson finished in 18:11.8. North Central’s Allie Janke was the next finishing Spokane-area runner, placing 15th with a time of 18:46.2. Other Spokane-area runners in the top 50 were No. 33 Becky George of Deer Park (19:19.4), Riverside’s Lizzy Shaw (40th place, 19:24.6) and North Central’s Marie Taylor (43rd, 19:27.7).
Among Spokane-area boys, the top finisher was Gonzaga Prep’s Turlan Morlan, who placed eighth in 15:49.5 over 5,000 meters. Kashon Harrison of Arizona won the race with a time of 15:38.4.
Other Spokane-area boys in the top 50 were Riverside’s Ben Shaw (26th, 16:15.9), Lewis and Clark’s Carter Ledwith (37th, 16:23.9), North Central’s Markus Taylor (38th, 16:24.6) University’s Jacob Easton 43rd, 16:29.4) and Patrick North of Lewis and Clark (50th, 16:36.5).
- The Central Valley boys, running as Veradale, finished 13th out of 22 teams at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland. They were led by Gabe Romney and Ryan Kline, who finished 47th and 48th, respectively, in the 199-runner field composed of the 22 teams and the top 45 individuals from the regional meets.