Ferndale and Bellingham boys' and girls' cross country ran in the Sunfair Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Franklin Park in Yakima. Ferndale's Roberto Aguilera finished the three-mile course in 16 minutes, 45.57 seconds, and Bellingham's Maya Norton finished with a time of 19:57.54.
Sam Gillman led the Bellingham boys' team with a time of 16:59.38, and Jamie Sayegh was second for the Red Raiders at 17:54.20. Jillian Anderson led Ferndale's girls with a time of 20:23.72, followed by Jana Peterson at 21:35.05.
Second for the Golden Eagles' boys' team was Kaleb Palmby at 17:46.15, and Matthew Steiber was third at 18:27.77. Nicole Burbank was second for Bellingham's girls with a time of 20:06.72, followed by Abby Walker at 20:13.44.
Bellingham coach Bill McClement said his girls' team finished second and called the meet a "nice step forward" for the Red Raiders.
Sunfair Invitational at Franklin Park, Yakima
Bellingham: Sam Gillman 16:59.38; Jamie Sayegh 17:54.20; Sean Ryder 18:13.60; Andrew Twedt 18:45.30; Jackson Zerba 18:48.20; Jonah Short-Miller 18:56.24.
Ferndale: Roberto Aguilera 16:45.57; Kaleb Palmby 17:46.15; Matthew Steiber 18:27.77; Wesley Cruse 18:47.48; Jacob Ramirez 19:30.53; Zach Sulak 19:38.85; Leland Carter 20:11.20.
Bellingham: Maya Norton 19:57.54; Nicole Burbank 20:06.72; Abby Walker 20:13.44; Madeline Prentiss 20:21.91; Julia Latimer 20:25.61; Sarah Rubin 21:01.24; Lizzie Hanks 21:02.45.
Ferndale: Jillian Anderson 20:23.72; Jana Peterson 21:35.05; Laura Tkacsik 22:33.59; Mikaela Hernandez 23:32.41; Kara Collins 23:39.78; Kathryn Vajda 23:44.76; Katherine Chamblin 23:57.26.