Covenant High School’s Girls’ Cross-Country Team Qualifies for State in Inaugural Season

Covenant High School’s Girls’ Cross-Country Team Qualifies for State in Inaugural Season

In its inaugural cross-country season, the Covenant High School girls' team has earned a State Championship berth.

After seven local races, runners gave a dramatic finish to their regular season. In the Tri-District Championship on October 28th, the boys’ team finished fourth out of six teams – just short of qualifying for state. The girls’ team qualified for state by finishing second at tri-districts, beating third place Coupeville by one point. The girls depart for Pasco for the WIAA State Meet on Saturday, November 6th.
From left to right: Coach Ernest, Lily James (Grade 9), Claire Mellott (Grade 11), Kate Mellott (Grade 9), Marlie Minder (Grade 10), Addie Lee (Grade 10), Assistant Coach Marilyn Curtis. Not pictured: Erica Hoashi-Erhardt (Grade 10)
Coach Philip Ernest says of the team’s season, “It is an accomplishment to make the state championship as so many teams try and only eight teams make it. To achieve that in the school’s first year and to come as close as the boys’ team did is a testament to the work ethic of the runners. I am proud of the runners and all they have accomplished this year.”
True to our motto, we are honored to bring this achievement to the glory of God.

State meet information can be found here.

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