Cross-country teams show heart in San Francisco

"The South Kitsap High School girls and boys cross-country teams competed against some of the top teams in the country at the Great Race by the Bay race in San Francisco on Saturday.More than 80 teams were separated into three flights.While the girls team had a strong showing, SK coach Ed Santos said the boys struggled.The girls placed fifth in their flight and 22nd overall, while the boys finished 11th in their flight and 40th overall.Senior Kindel Stepper was the Wolves' highest placer. She finished her flight 19th (20:35.8) and 79th out of more than 340 runners.Rounding out the scoring in the flight was Danielle Friend (21st, 20:40.8), Kayle Peterson (31st, 21:04.9), Eileen Morey (46th, 21:50), Jody Guariz 58th, (22:10), Lynette Millard (73rd, 22:30.2), Katie Rosapepe (97th, 24:11).On the boys side, senior Isaac Goertzen paced SK with a 58th place (18.08.8) in his flight.Sophomore Josh Cobb was close behind with 59th place (18:13.5).Rounding out the scoring was Kiel Wright (67th, 18:28.1), Steven Millard (69th, 18:30.9), Colby Burrows (73rd, 18:42.2), Jacob Warren (83rd, 19:46), and Frank Smith (85th, 19:48). Santos said he was very pleased with the results put forth by the girls.They ran very well, Santos said. I was very pleased with the way they ran, especially knowing we have only three runners with varsity experience. They showed me they've done all the work they needed to. They ran very smoothly and confidently.Snohomish, the state top-ranked team, placed seventh and Eisenhower of Yakima--another highly ranked team--finished 16th.Santos said the boys learned a hard lesson but hopes they rebound today when they host No. 4 Port Angeles at 3:30 p.m.The boys had a bit of a long day, Santos said. They didn't run real well. They ran OK. Now they've got to get ready for PA.SK tennis nets first winThe SK boys tennis team swept North Kitsap 5-0 in Poulsbo in a Narrows League Bridge Division match.SK's Kevin Yoder and Brandon Adams won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and Kyle Penn and Adam Bennett cruised to victory in No.1 doubles.SK volleyball improves to 2-0Heading into yesterday's match against Life Christian, the SK volleyball team swept White River 17-15, 15-11, 15-3 Friday at home.Katie Ralph pounded a match-high 15 kills, Chelsea Hoffman followed with eight kills, and Jackie Binns added five kills.Hoffman and Starla Lockhart each had 12 assists.The Wolves host Bainbridge today in a non-league match at approximately 5:30 p.m. "

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