Regional at Plantes Ferry Park next for Chewelah c-c

The Chewelah cross-country teams wrapped up their 2011 regular season with a dual meet against Freeman last Tuesday at Chewelah Golf and Country Club. Both races were close, but in the team scoring, Freeman edged the Cougars in both the boys and girls races. In the boy's race, Freeman won 22 to 33. FHS runners also placed first, second and third, with Austin Fish running a 17:56 to finish over two-minutes ahead of second place Max Axtell at 20:14. Chewelah’s fastest time was turned in by Caleb Montgomery, who finished in fourth place with a time of 20:41. Walker Mudgett finished close behind at 20:54. On the girl's side, Freeman also won, edging Chewelah, 26 to 31 edge.For Chewleah, the Hall sisters finished first and second in the individual race. Christina Hall finished first, running a 21:18 in the 5000 meter race, while sister Carrisa finished less than a minute later (22:15). Elizabeth Kosanke was the first Freeman girl to cross the finish line with a time of 22:21. Her teammate, Chey Bruano, finished fourth (22:21)DISTRICT SATURDAYThe Cougars are looking forward to the district meet at Plantes Ferry Park (Spokane Valley), where senior Christina Hall looks to advance to the state championships in Pasco. “I really think we’ll see a great effort from Christina,” said head coach Pat Kostecka. “Last year, she ran her best race at regionals and I think she really wants to prove she belongs in the state meet this year.” Christina’s sister, Carrisa, should be an interesting runner to watch in this race. Her times have steadily dropped this season.“I’m really interested to see how Carrisa does,” her coach said. “She may need to cut another 30 seconds off her time to qualify for state, but you never know.” Caleb Montgomery looks to be the front-runner on the boys side, but coach Kostecka is hoping the boys can just post some competitive times. “I hope to see two or three under 20 (minutes),” Kostecka said. “That would be a huge accomplishment and a nice step toward next year.”The District 7 championship, pitting the Northeast A League against the Caribou-Trail League, is this Saturday at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane Valley with the races beginning at 11 a.m. the 1A boys run at about 1 p.m. and girls at about 1:40 p.m.The top four girls teams and the top four boys teams, along with top individuals, will qualify for the State (all divisions) cross country championships at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Nov. 5.Boys ResultsCaleb Montgomery 20:41Walker Mudgett 20:54Ridge Robison 21:47James Gilreath 21:51Shawn Verzone 21:54Anthony Champion 22:11Ben Eminger 22:35Kale Koler 24:32Noah Richmond 25:24James Verzone 31:18Bobby Walser 34:45Cameron Campbell 39:12Girl's ResultsChristina Hall 21:18Carrisa Hall 22:15Jazmyn Elliot 24:53Mariah Hudson 26:45Mallorie Powell 26:51Abby Stenbeck 34:26Abby Cook 34:55