Magnusson leads Meridian cross country to boys' meet win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 26, 2013 

Meridian boys' cross country had the top finisher and the top score Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Peace Arch Park against Blaine and Ferndale. Meridian finished with 23 points as a team, and Trojan runner Collin Magnusson took first place in the race with a time of 17 minutes, 44 seconds.

Magnusson, Ferndale runner Roberto Aguilera and Meridian runner Davis Phillips all came into the finish area together, with Magnusson claiming the race crown. Aguilera was second with a time of 17:46, and Phillips was right behind him at 17:47.

Blaine was led by Parker Morris' time of 19:22. Ferndale placed second in the meet with a score of 35, while Blaine was third with 77 points.

Two Meridian runners rounded out the top five in the race. Derek Morrow finished fourth with a time of 18:12, and David Anderson was close behind him at 18:15.

All three schools will attend the Mount Baker Invite at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Silver Lake Park.

At Peace Arch Park

5K

Team scores: 1. Meridian 23; 2. Ferndale 35; 3. Blaine 77

Top individual finishers: 1. Collin Magnusson (Meridian) 17:44; 2. Roberto Aguilera (Ferndale) 17:46; 3. Davis Phillips (Meridian) 17:47

Meridian: Magnusson 17:44; Phillips 17:47; Derek Morrow 18:12; David Anderson 18:15; Derek Holz 19:31; Levi Morrow 19:58; Preston Sandland 20:23.

Ferndale: Aguilera 17:46; Kaleb Palmby 18:33; Wiley Wright 19:12; Wesley Cruse 19:30; Matthew Steiber 19:33; Jacob Vanlandingham 20:55; Zach Sulak 21:16.

Blaine: Parker Morris 19:22; Greg Arps 21:13; Spenser Dodge 21:18; Alex Dodge 21:48; Andrew Bullock 23:09; Sawyere Hendricks 28:33

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