The Sehome girls' cross country team finished first in its season-opening meet Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Sehome High School. The team was led by Emily Pittis with a time of 11 minutes, 37 seconds.
"Emily ran a smart race and we were really happy," Sehome coach Kevin Ryan said in a phone interview. "She sat back early and ran a strong second half and really finished strong. We had a lot of girls race well today."
Squalicum had seven freshmen finish in the top 20 in their first race.
Meridian freshman Mimi Megisson finished second with a time of 12:02, and Sehome freshman Rebekah Oviatt finished third at 12:11.
"Seeing Rebekah fly at the end was really exciting," Ryan said. "It was a good overall team effort. They were tired and to see them finish well was exciting."
Meridian finished second with 47 points and Sedro-Woolley finished third with 71.
"They are all still adjusting to school and to see them run well was a lot of fun," Ryan said.
Sehome High School
Team scores: 1. Sehome 19; 2. Meridian 47; 3. Sedro-Woolley 71
Top individual finishers: 1. Emily Pittis 11:37.8; 2. Mimi Megisson 12:02.3; 3. Rebekah Oviatt 12:11.7
Meridian: Mimi Megisson 12:02.3; McKenzie Rogue 12:31.0; Jayna Edmonds 12:43.3; Arissa Alvarez 14:32.5; Tiana Pratt 14:34.9; Elianna Ryan 15:50.9; Jordan Martin 16:40.6.
Sehome: Emily Pittis 11:37.8; Rebekah Oviatt 12:11.7; Kate Hannah 12:16.6; Sarah Huffman 12:17.2; Dana Ringler 12:28.6; Zanna Sullivan 12.29.4; Abby Cybula 12:42.3.