The Quincy Jacks’ cross country team put up some promising numbers at the Apple Ridge Run in Yakima last weekend.

The Jacks’ team score was good enough to finish in fifth place, and some of the runners repping the green-and-gold showed up to play and then some.

First place in team scores went to College Place, followed by Royal, Connell, Morton, White Pass and the Jacks. A total of eight schools participated in the meet.

Levi Kukes posted one of his highest finishes of the season, ending the three-mile race with a personal-best mark of 18 minutes, 6.08 seconds, good enough for 19th place.

Ecduy Gordillo finished in 26th place with a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds.

Senior Israel Perez finished in 42nd place with a time of 20 minutes, 20.5 seconds, two spots ahead of teammate Adiel Sandoval, who finished with a time of 20.21.9 minutes, and five spots ahead of teammate Emmanuel Birrueta, who finished with a time of 20:30.2 minutes.

Sophomore Alan Rivera finished in 56th place with a time of 22:55.4 minutes.

Among the girls, Ruth Flores finished in 26th place, with a time of 32 minutes, 34.4 seconds, a personal-best for the junior runner as well.

Next up for the Jacks’ cross country squad is a kind-of-sort-of home meet. It’s at the Gorge, just a few, scant, teeny-weeny miles from their home turf, but it’s organized by a different school about 35 miles up the road: Moses Lake High School.

Races are scheduled to start on Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.

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