Colville cross country on a roll
The resurgent Colville High cross-country teams are on something of a roll as September’s early, mostly invitational season rolls headlong into October and Northeast A League confrontations.
The Indians’ boys and girls teams picked up team wins at the inaugural 49 Degrees North Invitational at Chewelah Peak back on Sept. 24 and annexed their first NEA dual win on a hot Tuesday last week at Freeman before doing the same last Saturday at the Can-Am Invitational.
At the Can-Am Invitational at Old Kettle Falls picnic grounds on the shores of Lake Roosevelt, the CHS girls got all five of its scorers in the top 12 to post an impressive win.
The Indians put up 29 points to easily outdistance second place University High School (Spokane) with 41.
According to Fischer, the State Coaches’ Poll has four of the top Class 1A teams from the NEA on the boys’ side. For the NEA girls, it’s four of the top six.
That’s nothing new. The NEA has been the state’s toughest Class 1A cross country league—boys and girls—for years.
“If you can make it out of our league, you will probably do well at State,” Fischer said.