Bass runs fourth; boys place seventh

CHIEF TIMOTHY PARK, Wash. — Grangeville’s top cross-country runners each showed more than a minute of improvement since running the 2.6-mile course here last year

“I was pleased with the improvement of our runners since our last meet,” coach Les Loeber said. “The kids are working hard at practice and it is starting to show with improved performances.”

On the boys side, the team placed seventh behind Diego Barela (seventh, 14:30), who ran it 65 seconds faster last Saturday, Sept. 13, than he did in 2013.

On the girls side, Kaleala Bass (fourth, 18:24) and Emily Kaschmitter (ninth, 19:00) showed 77 and 63 seconds of improvement, respectively. Delayne VanGunten (32nd, 26:49) also ran.

The other boys results included Ethan Bonn (31st, 17:12), Christian Seaver (38th, 17:51), Ryan Ruklic (40th, 17:58), Ammon Dewey (54th, 20:21) and Zack Stoner (57th, 21:00).

“Our first-year runners are all improving,” Loeber said.

Coming — Grangeville will run Saturday, Sept. 20, at Clarkston, with girls running at 11 a.m. and boys at 11:30.

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