The past two weeks the boys and girls cross country team have competed at league and district championships.
At league, the girls took second, the boys first. The junior high runners also competed and did well, with Madison Carlsen taking fourth and Karen Ensastegui taking eighth for the girls. For the boys it was Matthew Larson fifth, Zach Johansen 30th, Robbie Williams 31st, William Fleck 32nd, and Archer Preston 35th.
At district the boys again took first, on a very wet, muddy and sloppy course, winning the first ever District Championship for Forks in cross country.
They qualified three individuals in the top 15 to go to state, but as they won, the entire team will be competing Nov. 7 at Pasco’s Sun Willow Golf Course.
Alan Ensastegui took second. After leading for two miles, he lost one of his shoes in the mud and then slipped on a hill, fell, got up, finished and still got second at 17:08. Austin Pegram took 11th at 18:09, Sam Gomez 15th at 18:32, Hugo Lucas 19th at 18:42, Alvaro Ortiz 26th at 18:42, and Jony Lua 33rd at 19:07.
The girls team took sixth, but missed sending the team to state by a mere four points. Qualifying for state individually were Enid Ensastegui ninth at 21:29, Marissa Bailey 10th at 21:43, Jessica Olivera 34th at 25:03, Chelsea Biciunus 39th at 25:29 and Rochelle Smith 54th at 32:59.