The Sehome cross country teams won the City Meet against Bellingham and Squalicum on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Lake Padden.
The boys' team scored 24 points, Bellingham had 35 points, Squalicum had 72 points and Lummi had 119 points.
"The boys ran great for Sehome," Sehome coach Mark Kerr said in a phone interview. "Our top four were spectacular, some of the fastest times in Sehome history. All three teams are ranked one through three in state so to beat them was a great day of racing for the Sehome boys."
Sehome was led by Conner Johnsen who finished first with a time of 13 minutes, 5 seconds. He was followed by teammate Reed Henderson with a time of 13:08.
"Conner and Reed set the tempo from the gun," Kerr said. "Their goal was to go after that 13-minute pace."
Bellingham's Joe Charbonneau finished third with a time of 13:11.
Nick Gallaher led the Storm with a time of 13:34, and Enrique Medina finished first for Lummi with a time of 15:30.
The Mariners girls team scored 19 points, while Bellingham earned 40 points. The Squalicum girls did not have enough runners and did not earn a team score.
"We had seven of the top 11," Kerr said. "We had a controlled race to get the top spots. Emily Pittis ran comfortably and Rebekah Oviatt was stellar. Abby Cybula who finished third for us ran great even though she had a head cold."
Pittis was second overall with a time of 15:42, Oviatt finished third at 16:16 and Cybula ran a 16:22.
"We had three freshmen finish in our top seven, which speaks volumes of how hard they trained," Kerr said.
Squalicum's Brittany Gappa finished first overall with a time of 15:16.
Bellingham was led by Bekah Jensen with a time of 16:18.
Team scores: 1. Sehome 24; 2. Bellingham 35; 3. Squalicum 72; 4. Lummi 119
Top individual finishers: 1. Conner Johnsen (Sehome) 13:05.00; 2. Reed Henderson (Sehome) 13:08.00; 3. Joe Charbonneau 13:11.00 (Bellingham)
Sehome: Conner Johnsen 13:05.00; Reed Henderson 13:08.00; Liam Toney 13:17.00; Kirby Overman 13:17.00; Nathan LeTavec 14:04.00; Peter Finfrock 14:11.00; Trevor Northrop 14:17.00.
Squalicum: Nick Gallaher 13:34.00; Dylan Dubuque 13:57.00; Jared Radtke 14:16.00; North Bennett 14:17.00; Dillon Rinauro 14:18.00; Josh Yeend 14:53.00; Wyatt Laviqueune 15:55.00 .
Bellingham: Joe Charbonneau 13:11.00; Brian Chmelik 13:23.00; Paris Speidel 13:33.00; Simon Maguire 13:44.00 ; Jamie Sayegh 13:57.00; Rowan Chappell 14:05.00; Jacob Stahl; 14:07.00 .
Lummi: Enrique Medina 15:30.00; Richard Edwards 17:59.00; Jonah Ballew 19:34.00; Richard Jefferson 20:16.00; Raven Borsey 22:04.00.
Team scores: 1. Sehome 19; 2. Bellingham 40; 3. Squalicum N/A
Top individual finishers: 1. Brittany Gappa (Squalicum) 15:16.00; 2. Emily Pittis (Sehome) 15:42.00; 3. Rebekah Oviatt (Sehome) 16:16.00
Bellingham: Bekah Jensen 16:18.00; Leah Veldhuisen 16:32.00; Maya Norton 16:34.00; Nicole Burbank 16:37.00; Katie Walker 16:42.00; Abby Walker 16:49.00; Hayley Walker 17:17.00.
Sehome: Emily Pittis 15:42.00; Rebekah Oviatt 16:16.00; Abby Cybula 16:22.00; Kate Hannah 16:30.00; Sarah Huffman 16:33.00; Dana Ringler 16:35.0; Zanna Sullivan 16:37.00 .
Squalicum: Brittany Gappa 15:16.00; Rachel Phipps 18:29.00; Tara Knight 18:49.00; Justine Johnson 19:08.00.