Ferndale girls' cross country defeated Meridian with 24 points Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Peace Arch Park. Blaine also participated, but didn't register a team score. The Borderites' Hillary Kiele won the the 5K race in a time of 20 minutes, 56 seconds.
Ferndale was led by Jillian Anderson's time of 21:26, which was good for second place overall. Meridian's McKenzie Roque was third with a time of 21:58.
Jana Peterson was the Golden Eagles' second runner at 22:59. Second for Meridian was Dena Andrushenko's time of 22:18, and Blaine's second runner was Kieya Villars in a time of 22:54.
All three schools will participate in the Mount Baker Invite at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Silver Lake Park.
At Peace Arch Park
Team scores: 1. Ferndale 24; 2. Meridian 35
Top individual finishers: 1. Hillary Kiele (Blaine) 20:56; 2. Jillian Anderson (Ferndale) 21:26; 3. McKenzie Roque (Meridian) 21:58
Ferndale: Anderson 21:26; Jana Peterson 22:59; Laura Tkacsik 23:55; Kara Collins 23:56; Gabi Llanos 23:59.60; Katherine Chamblin 23:59.80; Kathryn Vajda 24:47.
Meridian: Roque 21:58; Dena Andrushenko 22:18; Tiana Pratt 23:59.40; Megan Graybeal 26:27; Jill Carlson 26:34; Allie Mack 27:21.
Blaine: Kiele 20:56; Kieya Villars 22:54; Hannah Kean 23:09.