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Merritt breaks 16 mark in NE final at Wilbur


October 25, 2018

Gavin Merritt

Gavin Merritt holds the first place medal and ribbon for the NE District race at Wilbur. Easton Pomrankey of Kettle Falls placed second.

Gavin Merritt of Tekoa/Rosalia ran to a big win Saturday in the District Nine cross-country race on the Wilbur Golf Course by breaking the 16-minute mark with a 15:54 time for the 5,000 meters. Merritt finished 1:06 in front of Kettle's Easton Pomrankey who clocked 17:02 for second place.

Asotin topped the team score with 51 points, and the Colfax boys finished second with 88.

Colfax girls placed third as a team with Anna Cocking and Tayma Vanek in the top 10 behind winner Mya Edwards of Kettle Falls, who clocked 19:27. Cocking placed eighth at 20:50 and Vanek ninth at 21:05.

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