You have to go all the way back to 1987 before you find the Mead High School boy's cross country team missing from the Washington State championship meet. Unfortunately, you will find them missing in 2009. At the district meet today, Mead came up short and finished in fourth place. The top three move on to the regional meet. Needless to say, the team is pretty bummed.
On a high note, Mead's lightning fast freshman, Andrew Gardner, finished in third place today. Here he is with just under 200 meters to go just ahead of Ferris's Adam Thorne.