Andrea and Olivia Markezich competed at the NXR regionals in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday. Courtesy of Ron Markezich

Andrea and Olivia Markezich competed at the NXR regionals in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday. Courtesy of Ron Markezich

Markezich twins compete at NXR regionals cross-country event

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:00pm
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Bear Creek’s Andrea Markezich continued her successful cross-country journey by reaching the podium with a 20th-place finish at the NXR Northwest Regional Championships on Saturday in Boise, Idaho. Her 5K time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds matches her fourth-place 1A state time.

She finished first at the Twilight Invitational and King’s Invitational this season.

According to Bear Creek coach Carla Darr, NXR was a challenging course with hairpin turns, half a mile of sandy beach and two steep up/down hills. Markezich finished third amongst Washington girls.

Markezich will next compete at Nike BorderClash this weekend in Portland where she was hand-chosen to participate after her performance at state.

Her twin sister, Olivia, made the podium in all of her races this season and finished 38th at NXR in 18:43 as the 11th overall Washington girl. Olivia took sixth at state.

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