Category Archives: Cross Country

Reclassification cycle changing to four years instead of two

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a significant change to the current two-year reclassification cycle.

The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from every two years to every four years according to a press release from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or unforeseen circumstances.

The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year. That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.

The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.

Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of five.

For a list of all amendments, you can click here. You can also find a podcast of the RA meeting here.


All-Olympic League cross country team

Coach of the year—Cheryl Gerardi, Port Angeles
All-league—Gracie Long, fr., Port Angeles; Waverly Shreffler, jr., Sequim; Annika Pederson, sr., Port Angeles; Willos Suess, jr., Port Angeles; Emily Webb, jr., Sequim; Cassandra Pastori, so., Klahowya; Hanna Trailer, sr., Port Townsend; Lael Butler, so., Port Angeles; Anneli Seaberg, fr., North Kitsap; Madelyn Doughterty, fr., Port Angeles.
Coach of the year—Harold Huff, Sequim
All-league—Ryan Clarke, sr., Port Townsend; Brendon Despain, jr., Sequim; Jackson Oliver, jr., Sequim; Mikey Cobb, sr., Sequim; CJ Daniels, jr., Sequim; Peter Ohnstad, sr., Sequim; Trent Mazelli, sr., Klahowya; Peter Butler, sr., Port Angeles; Logan Dean, jr., Olympic; Simon Shindler, sr., Port Angeles.

State cross country meet coming up Saturday

When: Saturday
Where: Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco
Schedule: Wheelchair division, 9:30 a.m.; B girls, 10 a.m.; 1A girls, 10:30 a.m.; 2A girls, 11 a.m.; B boys, 11:30 a.m.; 1A boys, noon; 3A girls, 12:30 p.m.; 4A girls, 1 p.m.; 2A boys, 1:30 p.m.; 3A boys, 2 p.m.; 4A boys, 2:30 p.m.
Kitsap qualifiers:
Class 4A
: South Kitsap, Mason Villarma, Eva Knowles.
Class 3A: Bainbridge, Keith Carlson, Devon Reynolds, Haylee Derrickson. Central Kitsap, Cameron Carroll, Aidan Anderson, Jason Gordon, Christian Schwieterman, Daniel Kelly, Erik Jorde, Blake Trujillo, Mackenzie Claeys, Molly Fischer, Mya King, Julia Claeys, Emma Gutierrez, Mariah McDonough, Molly Geisbrecht.
Class 2A: Kingston, Alexander Winn, North Mason, Caitlyn Mead. Olympic, Logan Dean.
Class 1A: Klahowya, Trent Mazelli, Hanna Trailer, Cassandra Pastori.
Class 2B: Crosspoint, Seth Huschka, Tyler Hoyle, Daniel Wheeler, Josh Merrill, Shane Patterson, Henry Moore, Joshua Lee, Mary Sheline, Hannah Phillips.
Skinny: The Central Kitsap boys are contenders to bring back a state team trophy (top four) with Cameron Carroll, who finished third at districts, leading the way. The 2A race is strangely devoid of Kitsap runners as North Kitsap, a regular at state, was shut out and no local teams qualified. Port Angeles and Sequim showed well at districts.