The Wenatchee boys cross country team finished second overall Saturday at the Wenatchee Invitational. Eastmont finished fourth overall.
Wenatchee’s Cole Christman won the event with a time of 15:41, his second first-place finish in as many outings and Sam Martin was second overall with a 15:51.
The Panthers were without Tristan Cunderla, who is one of the team’s top competitiors.
“I was pretty happy considering we didn’t have Tristan,” coach Susan Valdez said in a phone interview. “Everybody ran well … Cole had another great race, so I was really pleased with that.”
Austen Lane finished ninth overall with a time of 16:38, Eastmont’s Bret Lindell came in 10th wih a 16:41 and Matt Olson finished 14th.
Betsy Arlt had another strong race Saturday and finished first overall with a time of 18:51 to lead Eastmont to a second place finish. Wenatchee finished third.
“She was way up there by herself,” coach Gary Millard said. “She was real strong and took it from the get-go.”
Molly Gwinn finished third for the Wildcats with a 19:55 and Wenatchee’s Sophie Marshall came in fifth with a 20:04.
Brittany McCrum finished 10th with a 20:41, Raquel Thody finished 11th with a 20:42 and Lindsey Wapato recorded a 20:50.
Eastlake 2, Wenatchee 0
Wenatchee gave up a pair of goals and couldn’t come up with any offense of its own Saturday at home. The Panthers couldn’t control midfield and were late in making adjustments, which proved to be costly.
Wenatchee is 3-2-1 on the season.
“We had a lot of games in the first couple weeks,” coach John Springer said. “The effort has been great, but the energy is lower than what it was originally. I think getting a day off (Sunday) and getting prepared for Moses Lake Monday will help them quite a bit.”
Mt. Spokane 7, Eastmont 2
Since losing to Wenatchee, the Wildcats have lost two games by a combined 12 goals.
Mt. Spokane, a 3A team of the Greater Spokane League, beat Eastmont in Wildcat Stadium on Saturday.
The Cats will look to rebound Tuesday at Davis.
Mt. Spokane 3, Wenatchee 0 (Friday)
Wenatchee had its hands full against Mt. Spokane and couldn’t match the visiting team’s aggressive offense.
Goalie Jackie Bollinger recorded 17 saves in the loss.
“We weren’t able to generate a lot of offense,” Springer said. “The girls worked real hard, the effort was great, the defense actually played a fantastic game as far as I’m concerned. … They put a lot of pressure on us and the girls never. quit.”
Omak 6, Chelan 3
Omak erased an early 1-0 deficit with a score of their own at the 15-minute mark and poured on four goals in a 10-minute span.
The Pioneers took a 5-2 halftime lead and were able to retain the advantage for the remainder of the contest.