Monte’s Rudolph wins Capital Invite

OLYMPIA — Montesano’s Gabrielle Rudolph won her division in the Capital Invitational cross country meet on Saturday.

Rudolph captured the senior girls classification, completing the 2.33-mile course in 14:34. Leading virtually throughout, she finished 15 seconds ahead of North Thurston’s Hallie Whitley.

The Capital meet segregates its races by classes, with seniors running in one division, juniors in another, etc.

Montesano girls finished in the top 10 in all four age groups. Sydney Potter ran fourth among sophomore girls with a time of 15:29, Andrea Ostwald was fifth among juniors in 15:03 and Baylee Roble ninth among freshmen girls in 15:51.

“They all medaled,” Monte coach James Edwards said. “I was very happy with all the girls today. They all ran very well.”

Jake Mustard, 24th among freshman boys in 14:48, was the leading Montesano male finisher.

Brandon Lovell was 26th (13:37) and Dakota Jefferson 37th (14:06) in the junior boys division. Gabe Spearin ran 37th (13:39) and Emir Turarov 50th (14:07) among senior boys.

The Bulldogs will compete in the Seaside Three-Course Challenge on Saturday.