Sep 072011

Hanford Jamboree Cross country season has started and once again Kamiakin’s first meet was the Hanford Jamboree. The 2 mile course is run at Leslie Groves park in Richland just south of Snyder Street. Five Tri-City high schools participated, Hanford, Richland, Kamiakin, Kennewick, and Southridge.

Kamiakin dominated the meet. In the Men’s 2 mile race, Kamiakin took 1st through 5th and 12 of the first 14 were from Kamiakin. In the Women’s race, Kamiakin took 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 12th. The men had 10 runners do the 2 mile course in under 11 minutes and another 10 come in under 12. Anthony Armstrong broke the meet record by running it under 10 minutes, at 9:36. The women had 5 runners under 14 minutes with Stephanie Rexus completing it in 12:01. The truly amazing statistic is that Kamiakin had more than 30 guys and 15 gals run the course.

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Sep 042010

Cross Country season has started up again! The kids have been working hard all summer getting into shape for what should be a great season. The Kamiakin boys and girls are both ranked #3 in the state for for 3A schools and are working hard to improve that ranking.

The first race of the year is the Hanford Jamboree (stats), a 2 mile course with 3 races scheduled, one each for the girls and boys who had made 10 practices so far this year (meaning they had not missed a practice) and then a community fun run for everyone else. Runners from Hanford, Kamiakin, Southridge, Kennewick, and Richland High Schools got their chance to run against other schools and the clock.

The Kamiakin girls started out strong with the five girls running in a pack at the front for the first part of the race and finished the race in positions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6! Go Kamiakin! The top five Kamiakin boys placed in positions 1, 2, 3, 6, and 10, a good solid showing. According to, Anthony Armstrong finished the two miles in 10 minutes flat, though the unofficial team time had him at 9:57! It is fun to watch that boy fly. The final race was a community fun run with adults (aka older people) as well as middle schoolers running with the cross country team members who had not been to enough practices to run in the main races.

I am looking forward to watching the Kamiakin runners this year. Next week we go to Spokane for the Tracy Walters Invitational at Audubon Park in Spokane.