Mt. Spokane junior John Dressel finished fourth in the junior men’s race Saturday at the USA Cross Country Championships at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo.
Dressel finished the 8,000-meter course in 25 minutes, 45 seconds – the first high school runner to cross.
Three Stanford freshmen – Sean McGorty, Jack Keelan and Sam Wharton – finished ahead of Dressel.
McGorty won the event in 24:44.
Elise Cranny, who plans to attend Stanford next year, won the junior women’s 6,000-meter race in 21:14.
Dressel is coming off a second-place finish at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships at Balboa Park in San Diego on Dec. 15.
He finished third in the State 3A meet in the fall after a second-place finish at state in 2012.