Hermiston girls end season with historic finish

photo credit Hermiston Cross Country

BIG RIVER GOLF COURSE – Taking part in the Mid-Columbia Conference Championships on Saturday, March 27, the Hermiston girls cross country put up a fourth-place team finish, the best in the school’s history in the MCC.

Richland took the conference crown with a 39-point total followed by Kennewick and Hanford. The Bulldogs took the historic finish with a point total of 102.

Hermiston was led by junior Alexia Serna and her top ten finish, placing eighth. Serna completed the course in 20 minutes, 21.90 seconds. Finishing in the top twenty was senior Amanda Nygard and a 15th placement. Coming in the top 25 of the runners was senior Ellie Ernst and junior Cydney Sanchez. Freshman Megan Joyce finished 35th in her first high school championship run.

The Bulldog boys grabbed a team finish of sixth with a point total of 141. The team championship went home with Kamiakan followed by Chiawana and Southridge.

Hermiston junior Logan Springstead was the top Bulldog with a sixth-place finish and a time of 16:59.20. Fellow junior Grant Anderson placed 16th and freshman John Mills grabbed 38th to round out the top three Hermiston finishes.

Girls team scores: 1. Richland, 39. 2. Kennewick, 84. 3. Hanford, 97. 4. Hermiston, 102. 5. Kamiakin, 108. 6. Walla Walla, 120. 7. Southridge, 146. 8. Chiawana, 190. 9. Pasco, 264.

Girls individual results: 8. Alexia Serna, 20:21.90. 15. Amanda Nygard, 20:54.80. 21. Ellie Ernst, 21:49.30. 23. Cydney Sanchez, 21:58.80. 35. Megan Joyce, 22:32.60. 36. Ashley Treadwell, 22:49.60. 37. Hailey Melville, 22:58.50. 44. Julianna Joyce, 23:48.40. 46. Madeline Franke, 23:49.30. 70. Fatima Izaguirre-Frasser, 26:24.70.

Boys team scores: 1. Kamiakan, 39. 2. Chiawana, 60. 3. Southridge, 94. 4. Hanford, 96. 5. Walla Walla, 134. 6. Hermiston, 141. 7. Richland, 162. 8. Pasco, 170.

Boys individual results: 6. Logan Springstead, 16:59.20. 16. Grant Anderson, 17:43.90. 38. John Mills, 18:21.10. 40. Zachary Turner, 18:25.50. 44. Carson Bradshaw, 18:35.90. 45. Pedro Pacheco, 18:37.60. 55. Gavin Doherty, 19:16.10. 59. Aiden Seewer, 19:32.40. 62. Austen Alder, 19:47.90. 69. Kellen Joyce, 20:19.50.