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Merritt places third; Bulldogs teams place 6th


November 8, 2018

Gavin Merritt, Austen Apperson and Noah Phillips

Gavin Merritt of Tekoa/Rosalia stands third on the winners' podium with Austen Apperson of Adna, winner of the B race, and Noah Phillips of NWC-Lacey, second.

Rosalia senior Gage Merritt finished his high school cross country career with a third-place finish Saturday in the all-B state race at Sun Willow golf course in Pasco. The top qualifier from the last week's regional Merritt tracked Austen Apperson of Adna and North Phillips of Northwest Christian of Lacey around the hilly SW course.

Apperson, who booked the fastest time among last week's regional winners, finished with a 25-second gap over Phillips, and Merritt was 10 seconds back of Phillips in the 5,000 meter final.

Colfax boys and girls teams each finished sixth Saturday at Pasco in wh...

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