PREP BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Lynden Lions

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 17, 2013 

LYNDEN

LIONS

Coach: Kevin Richins

Last year: Finished 12th at the Northwest Conference Championships. Placed 12th at the Class 2A Northwest District meet.

Returning state participants: None

Others to watch: Thomas Swineford (sr.), Tyler Stokes (sr.)

Outlook: First-year coach Richins said he's already very pleased with the effort the Lions have been putting in during early-season workouts. "We're getting a lot of hard work, but we're able to have a good time at the same time," Richins said. "It's a careful balance between work and fun. I'm proud of them. They have a good attitude, even when they're asked to do something hard. There is a real sense of team for this early in the year." Swineford and Stokes are leading the way for a team with only nine runners. "Success has a lot of definitions," Richins said. "I have a goal that every athlete will succeed by getting healthy, bettering their times and establishing running as part of their lifestyles."

Reach DAVID RASBACH at david.rasbach@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2271.

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