Bellingham boys' and girls' teams win cross country meet

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 19, 2013 

SEDRO-WOOLLEY - Bellingham won both the boys' and the girls' cross country meets against Meridian, Sedro-Woolley and Mount Baker, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Northern State. The Red Raiders won the boys' meet with a score of 24, and the girls' meet with a score of 25.

Meridian's Collin Magnusson won the boys' race, completing the 5K course in 16:59, followed by Bellingham's Sam Gillman, Bryan Chmelik and Simon Maguire at 17:42.

Stephanie Schlimmer from Sedro-Woolley won the girls' side with a time of 20:37, followed by Kelsie Nern of Mount Baker at 21:11, and Bellingham's Leah Veldhuisen at 21:21.

Ishmael Villaluz led the way for Mount Baker's boys, with a time of 19:21. Meridian's Madison Holz led the Trojans' girls with a time of 23:47.

Bellingham's Jacob Stahl at 18:04 and Grant Rienstra at 18:55 sealed the win for the boys' side. Aidan Glaze's time of 19:12 and Sean Ryder's 19:22 rounded out the Red Raiders' top seven boys runners.

Madeline Prentiss was second for Bellingham's girls, at 21:23, followed closely by Maya Norton at 21:24. Sarah Rubin's time of 21:49 and Abby Walker's 21:41 were good for fourth and fifth, respectively, on the Red Raiders' girls' team. Julia Latimer and Nicole Burbank rounded out Bellingham's top seven with times of 21:42 and 21:52, respectively.

Meridian's Davis Phillips came in second for Meridian's boys at 18:34, followed by David Anderson at 18:42 and Derek Morrow at 18:59. Derek Holz was the Trojans' fifth runner at 19:50, with Levi Morrow in sixth on the team at 19:52 and Rico Martinez seventh with a time of 20:00.

Second for the Mount Baker girls was Chynna Phan at 21:46, and Rayedeen Engels was third at 22:31. Katherine Dunford was fourth on the team at 22:40, followed by Katie Buss at 22:44. Karisa Stapp came in at 23:28 for Mount Baker, and Ruth Pilat rounded out the top seven at 24:33.

The Mount Baker boys' second runner was Shelby Miles at 19:57, followed by Jacob Koranda at 20:22. Fourth for Mount Baker was Josh Meyer at 20:34, and David Godin at 21:02. Kelley came in sixth at 21:55, and Casey McHugh rounded out the top seven at 21:56.

Meridian's second runner was Briannah Heiniger with a time of 24:14. Meridian's third runner was Jill Carlson at 25:59 and Cheyanne Jenkins was fourth at 29:55.

Mount Baker will attend the South Whidbey Invite at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at South Whidbey, while Meridian and Bellingham will take the weekend off.

At Northern State

5K

BOYS

Team scores: 1. Bellingham 24; 2. Meridian 45; 3. Sedro-Woolley 63; 4. Mount Baker 108

Top individual finishers: 1. Collin Magnusson (Meridian) 16:59; 2. Sam Gillman (Bellingham) 17:42; 3. Bryan Chmelik (Bellingham) 17:42

Bellingham: Gillman 17:42; Chmelik 17:42; Simon Maguire 17:42; Jacob Stahl 18:04; Grant Rienstra 18:55; Aiden Glaze 19:12; Sean Ryder 19:22.

Meridian: Magnusson 16:59; Phillips 18:34; Anderson 18:42; D. Morrow 18:59; Holz 19:50; Morrow 19:52; Martinez 20:00.

Mount Baker: Villaluz 19:21; Miles 19:57; Koranda 20:22; Meyer 20:34; Godin 21:02; Pozer 21:46; Kelley 21:55.

GIRLS

Team scores: 1. Bellingham 25; 2. Mount Baker 45; 3. Sedro-Woolley 65; 4. Meridian no score

Top individual finishers: 1. Schlimmer (Sedro) 20:37; 2. Nern (Mount Baker) 21:11; 3. Leah Veldhuisen (Bellingham) 21:21

Bellingham: Veldhuisen 21:21; Madeline Prentiss 21:23; Maya Norton 21:24; Sarah Rubin 21:29; Abby Walker 21:41; Julia Latimer 21:42; Nicole Burbank 21:52.

Mount Baker: Nern 21:11; Phan 21:46; Engels 22:31; Dunford 22:40; Buss 22:44; Stapp 23:28; Pilat 24:33.

Meridian: Holz 23:47; Heiniger 24:14; Carlson 25:59; Cheyanne Jenkins 29:55.

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