Bengal XC boys team ends season at state

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Photo by Emily Gibson.

Kobe Wessels finishes a race, staying ahead of four other runners, at the Inland Empire Challenge.

Braitton Beckstead, Sports Editor

The LHS boys cross country team recently finished its season with races at state-level competition. Kobe Wessels, junior, led the Bengal pack, placing 57th at state. Before that, at district-level competition, Wessels also led LHS runners, placing 5th for boys. With two other Bengals in the top 10, this gave Lewiston boys a second-place win at districts. The Lewiston girls team didn’t qualify for state this year. In total, Bengals ran in six meets and placed in the top 10 in all but one.

Aug. 28, Meet in the Middle XC Opener in Lewiston
• Boys placed 1st out of 3 teams
• Girls placed 2nd out of 3 teams

Sept. 3, Post Falls River Run in Post Falls

• Boys placed 3rd out of 4 teams
• Girls placed 4th out of 4 teams

Sept. 12, Timberlake Farragut Invitational at Farragut State Park

• Boys placed 4th out of 10 teams
• Girls placed 7th out of 8 teams

Oct. 3, Inland Empire Challenge in Lewiston
• Boys placed 3rd out of 10 teams
• Girls placed 8th out of 9 teams

Oct. 10, William Johnson Sandpoint Invitational in Samdpoint
• Boys placed 4th out of 6 teams
• Girls placed 5th out of 5 teams

Oct. 22, District I-II 3A/4A/5A Championships at Farragut State Park

• Boys placed 2nd out of 4 teams
• Girls placed 4th out of 4 teams

Oct. 30, Idaho State Cross Country Championships in Pocatello

• Boys placed 11th out of 11 teams
• Girls DNQ