Cross country: Wolves start fast, post league wins in return

Sequim High’s cross country runners raced back into competition Saturday — the first local prep sports in about a year — and came away with a pair of wins in both girls and boys divisions.

Junior Riley Pyeatt showed little of the proverbial offseason rust with a 12:30 finish on the shortened 2-mile course at Klahowya Secondary School in Silverdale on Feb. 6.

Teammate Anastasia Updike, a sophomore, and senior Jessica German placed second and third with near-identical times of 14:40; SHS’s Aidyn Shingleton was fourth with a 15:52 finish. Olympic had just one runner competing.

On the boys’ side, Sequim freshman Colby Ellefson powered his way to an individual win in his first prep race with an 11:12 finish, edging senior teammate Eli Gish, a state 2A competitor last season, by about 18 seconds.

Sequim junior Henry Hughes was sixth (13:15) while fellow juniors Theo McMurray (eighth, 15:02) and Aiden Braaten (16:02) rounded out the Wolves’ entries.

Ellefson was second at last year’s Olympic League middle school finals, second only to Poulsbo eighth-grader Matthew Fee.

Sequim cross country runners hadn’t seen competition since the state 2A meet on Nov. 9, 2019 — a span of one year, two months and 28 days.

The Wolves are back in action Saturday, Feb. 13, at Port Townsend Golf Club against the host Port Townsend Redhawks.

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