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Initial 2012 cross country team rankings are out

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Sep. 7, 2012 at 10:50 am with No Comments »
September 7, 2012 10:50 am

No surprise, many of the reigning state team champions from last year begin 2012 atop the Washington state cross country rankings.

Defending champions picked No. 1 include Gig Harbor boys (4A), North Central boys (3A), Cheney girls (2A), Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls girls (1A) and Northwest Christian of Lacey girls (2B/1B).

Here are the preseason rankings:

CLASS 4A BOYS: 1, Gig Harbor; 2, Jackson; 3, Central Valley; 4, Tahoma; 5, Kamiak; 6, Eisnehower; 7, Mead; 8, Garfield; 9, Camas; 10, Walla Walla.

CLASS 4A GIRLS: 1, Bellarmine Prep; 2, Camas (defending 3A champ); 3, Tahoma (defending 4A champ); 4, Jackson; 5, Redmond; 6, Eisenhower; 7, Central Valley; 8, Snohomish; 9, Issaquah; 10, Richland.

CLASS 3A BOYS: 1, North Central; 2, Seattle Prep; 3, Kamiakin; 4, Mount Spokane; 5, Nathan Hale; 6, University; 7, Columbia River; 8, Oak Harbor; 9, Blanchet; 10, Bellevue.

CLASS 3A GIRLS: 1, Glacier Peak; 2, Kamiakin; 3, Peninsula; 4, Interlake; 5, Shadle Park; 6, Prairie; 7, Lakeside; 8, Mercer Island; 9, Liberty; 10, Mount Spokane.

CLASS 2A BOYS: 1, Sehome; 2, Squalicum; 3, Bellingham; 4, Deer Park; 5, Cedarcrest; 6, Selah; 7, Mark Morris; 8, Lindbergh (defending champ); 9, Lakewood; 10, Tumwater.

CLASS 2A GIRLS: 1, Cheney; 2, Sehome; Burlington-Edison; 4, Bellingham; 5, North Kitsap; 6, Mark Morris; 7, Cedarcrest; 8, Kingston; 9, Deer Park; 10, Ephrata.

CLASS 1A BOYS: 1, Charles Wright Academy; 2, La Center; 3, Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls (defending champ); 4, King’s; 5, Lynden Christian; 6, Omak; 7, Cashmere; 8, Montesano; 9, Meridian; 10, Toledo.

CLASS 1A GIRLS: 1, Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls; 2, Meridian; 3, Northwest; 4, King’s; 5, Riverside; 6, Cashmere; 7, Nooksack Valley; 8, South Whidbey; 9, Lynden Christian; 10, Montesano.

CLASS 2B/1B BOYS: 1, Northwest Christian-Colbert; 2, Tri-Cities Prep (defending champ); 3, Davenport; 4, Northwest Christian-Lacey; 5, Asotin; 6, Republic; 7, Mossyrock; 8, Seattle Waldorf; 9, Liberty Bell; 10, Seton Catholic.

CLASS 2B/1B GIRLS: 1, Northwest Christian-Lacey; 2, Rearden; 3, Asotin; 4, Tri-Cities Prep; 5, Morton-White Pass.

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