Runners compete at Junior Olympics

From left are Alicia Herrera, Kelsey Gunderson, Chelsea Griffin, Sararose Gallo, Coach Lynn Howerton, Dominique Kudasik, Bernadette Hayden, and Jessica Cook. Howerton coaches the Pacific Beach Runners. The girls come from different areas of the region, including Ocosta, Willapa Valley, Mossyrock and Onalaska. USATF teams are private and not school affiliated. They competed in the USATF Pacific Northwest Junior Olympics Cross Country Association meet in Seattle at Lower Woodland Park on November 16th. Their team took first place in the competition. As a team they now move on to the Regional competition in Monmouth, Oregon on Saturday November 23rd. After the Monmouth competition they will be going to San Antonio, Texas December 14 for the National competition