Bellingham sweeps top four at Lynden Christian

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 12, 2013 

Brian Chmelik, Simon Maguire and Jacob Stahl swept the top three for Bellingham in a Northwest Conference boys' cross country meet between Nooksack Valley, Bellingham and Lynden Christian on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Lynden Christian. Chmelik finished the 2 mile course in 11 minutes, 4 seconds, followed closely by Maguire three seconds later at 11:07. Stahl rounded out the top three with a time of 11:13.

Conner Jones led the way for Nooksack Valley, finishing with a time of 12:13. Jon Wiley led the Lynden Christian runners with a time of 11:49.

Sam Gillman finished fourth overall for Bellingham in 11:25, followed by Wiley. Josh Lingbloom of Lynden Christian rounded out the top five with a time of 11:56.

Bellingham finished first as a team with a score of 18 after sweeping the top four spots. Lynden Christian came in second with 44, and Nooksack Valley finished with 70.

Bellingham and Lynden Christian's next meet is at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at Civic Field for the Sehome Invitational. Nooksack Valley's next meet is at 10:25 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, in Lincoln Park, Seattle for the UW Sundodger Invitational.

At Lynden Christian

2 miles

Team scores: 1. Bellingham 18; 2. Lynden Christian 44; 3. Nooksack Valley 70; 4. xxxx

Top individual finishers: 1. Brian Chmelik (Bellingham) 11:04; 2. Simon Maguire (Bellingham) 11:07; 3. Jacob Stahl (Bellingham) 11:13

Bellingham: Chmelik 11:04; Maguire 11:07; Stahl 11:13; Sam Gillman 11:25; Aidan Glaze 12:15; Sean Ryder 12:22; Jackson Zerba 12:24.

Nooksack Valley: Conner Jones 12:13; Taylor Gardner 12:46; Calvin Ledet 13:10; Zach Harvey 13:43; Cole Tiemersma 13:44; Jordan Hem 13:46; Elijah Rohde 13:50.

Lynden Christian: Jon Wiley 11:49; Josh Lingbloom 11:56; Dylan Blok 12:23; Connor Blok 12:27; Jack VanderGriend 12:28; Erik VanderVelden 12:56; Stephen Cummins 13:19.

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