Sports: Sequim runner sets course record, but Port Angeles dominates meet

PORT ANGELES — Sequim’s Stephanie Marcy set a course record while Port Angeles dominated the boys race at a three-way dual meet between the Roughriders, Wolves and Port Townsend Redskins Thursday afternoon.

Marcy broke the course record at Robin Hill Farm County Park, Port Angeles’ home course, with a winning time of 18 minutes, 20 seconds on the 2.95-mile course.

Teammate Laura Moser was way back in second with a time of 20:39.

But home team Port Angeles dominated the boys race by capturing six of the top seven places, winning with a score of 17 to Sequim’s 61 and Port Townsend’s 66.

In head-to-head competition, the Riders beat Sequim 17-44 and defeated Port Townsend 15-49.

The Wolves nipped the Redskins by one, 27-28.

Sam Hennessey of Port Angeles smoked the field by winning in 16 minutes, 45 seconds while teammates Thomas Christian was second (17:24) and Johnny Bradford third (17:29).

Max VanOrman of Port Angeles claimed fifth while Seth Smith was sixth and John Christian seventh.

Sequim’s Cory Parrish broke up a possible perfect sweep by the Riders as he captured fourth place in 17:42.

Nick Hoffman of Port Townsend was eighth in 18:03 while Kenny Russell of Sequim took ninth place.

In the girls race, Marcy — who is considered one of the top Class 2A runners in the state — buried the field in sparking the Wolves to the double win.

Sequim won with a low score of 22 while Port Angeles had 53 and Port Townsend 75.

In head-to-head competition, the Wolves beat the Riders 16-39 and whipped the Redskins 22-37.

The Riders nipped the Redskins 29-32.

Libby Strickland of Port Townsend was third in 20:43 while teammate Christine Kiely was right behind with a time of 20:44.

Sequim’s Hannah Ohnstad took fifth while Christina Bruce was sixth.

Becca Capell of Port Angeles captured seventh place to come in first for the Roughriders.

Other top 10 finishers were Sequim’s Zoei Zbaraschuk, eighth; Port Townsend’s Brittany Bolling, ninth; and Katie Moriarty, Port Angeles, 10th.

The Riders took the next four places with Kidist Winters, Kiersten Nielsen, Becca Doninger and Kelly Hennessey coming within 15 seconds of each other.

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