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Wolves leave their rain-soaked opponents high, dry
Having not won a league title since 1998, the South Kitsap boys cross-country team wasnt about to let a little rain stand in its way.
The Wolves C.J. Godfrey continued his domination of the Narrows League on Wednesday by winning the rain-drenched, 3.1-mile Narrows League Meet at Fort Steilacoom Park to lead SK to the boys team title.
The SK girls, led by a fourth-place finish by Sam Godfrey, took second in the team race.
The SK boys scored 51 points to top Port Angeles, which was second at 69. Bellarmine Prep won the girls title with 24 points while the Wolves were second at 75.
The top eight teams move on the West Central District meet Nov. 1 at the Lake Spanaway Golf Course.
We wanted this one, SK coach Ed Santos said. It was a goal of ours.
C.J. Godfrey won with a time of 15 minutes, 55 seconds. Teammates Drew Polley and Justin Culver placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Godfrey overcame a slow start, which is his norm, to win his fifth-straight race.
It was more important for the team to win than for me to win, he said. Weve been working hard for this.
Godfrey got caught in the pack at the start of the race and didnt break free until he was a mile into the race. Once he made his move, he was in front to stay.
I was a little worried about the McClary twins (Alex and Andrew of Shelton who finished fourth and eighth ), he Godfrey said. But once I got going, I was fine.
Santos praised the depth of his team, especially after having to pull Steven Millard out of the race.
Its a testament to our depth when you lose your No. 4 guy and the No. 6 comes in and get the job done, Santos said of Joe Daniels-Hall, who finished 23rd.
Sam Godfrey topped the SK girls team with a time of 19:10. Danielle Friend, Eileen Morley, the Wolves No. 1 runner, and Katie Rosapepe, turned in top 20 times.
I was happy with my time, Sam Godfrey said. And were happy to finish second as a team. Bellarmine is a really strong team.
Bellarmine had five girls finish the race in the top nine.
We ran well considering we were a little sick, Santos said of his girls team. I think they were a little disappointed (in finishing second) Theyre ready for the district meet.
South Kitsap won the boys junior varsity title with 26 points. Dustin Kemp placed first at 17:24 while Jacob Warren was second with a time of 17:25.
The SK girls JV was second to Bellarmine Prep, led by Lynette Millard who placed fourth.
1. South Kitsap 51; 2. Port Angeles 69; 3. Olympia 77; 4. Bellarmine 143; 5. Stadium 169; 6. Capital 172; 7. North Kitsap 183; 8. Wilson 187.
1. CJ Godfrey, SK, 15 minutes, 55 seconds; 2. Dan Lucero, PA, 16:03; 3. Jordan Swarthout, Cap, 16:04; 4. Alex McClary, SHL. 23:37; 5. Drew Polly, SK, 16:06; 6. Justin Culver, SK, 16:08; 7. Josh Brown, PA, 16:09; 8. Andrew McClary, SHL, 16:54; 9. Layton Miller, OPA, 16:18; 10. Jon Dryver, PA, 16:19; 16. Sean Coleman, SK, 23:49; 23. Joe Daniels-Hall, SK, 16:54; 45. Nate Jones, SK, 17:33
1. Bellarmine Prep 24; 2. South Kitsap 75; 3. Capital 97; 4. Gig Harbor 128; 5. Port Angeles 141; 6. Stadium 165; 7. Bremerton 175; 8. North Kitsap 194.
1. Brie Felnagle, BP, 18:10; 2. Lih Kuhlman, Bremerton, 18:56; 3. Ana Casillas, BP, 19:05; 4. Sam Godfrey, SK, 19:10; 5. Sarah Lorch, BP, 19:16; 6. Rita Troup, BP, 19:17; 7. Kim Reiland, Central Kitsap, 19:18; 8. Necia Jerome, Capital, 19:30; 9. Kelsey Owens, BP, 19:34; 10. Chaya Branham, Port Angeles, 19:34; 12. Danielle Friend, SK, 19:44; 16. Eileen Morley, SK, 20:07; 17. Katie Rosapepe, SK, 20:13; 30. Bre Merecer, SK, 21:09; 34. Shyla Coleman, SK, 21:13; 52. Katie McCausland, SK, 22:11.