The Squalicum girls' cross country team finished second in its season-opening meet at Washington Park on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The team scored 52 points and was led by Claire Scott with a time of 23 minutes, 7 seconds.
"We didn't have Brittany Gappa today and only had five of of our girls run," Squalicum coach Katrina Henry said in a phone interview. "Some of them treated it as a workout and others ran it as a race but everyone did pretty good today."
Gappa was ineligible due to not having participated in enough practices.
Burlington-Edison finished with a perfect score of 15. Anacortes didn't have a team score because the team didn't field enough participants.
Rachel Phipps finished with a time of 23:53 for Squalicum.
The race was won by RaynJoy Norton from Burlington-Edison with a time of 20:23.
Team scores: 1. Burlington-Edison 15; 2. Squalicum 52; 3. Anacortes N/A
Top individual finishers: 1. RaynJoy Norton (Burlington-Edison) 20:23; 2. Olivia Capron (Burlington-Edison) 20:51; 3. Sydney Brown (Burlington-Edison) 21:50
Squalicum: Claire Scott 23:07; Rachel Phipps 23:53; Tara Knight 24:36; Kristin Smith 24:53; Justine Johnson 24:54.