Ferndale runner Jillian Anderson posted the fastest time of any Whatcom County runner, and Mount Baker runner Kelsie Nern led the Mountaineers to a second-place finish during a girls' cross country meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Burlington Airport.
Burlington-Edison won the meet with 17 points, Mount Baker had 45 points and Ferndale placed third with 64 points. Tigers runner RaynJoy Norton won the meet with a run of 17 minutes, 59.5 seconds. Two other Burlington-Edison runners rounded out the top three.
Anderson's 20:35 marked the best Ferndale time. Teammate Jana Peterson finished second best on her team with a 21:44, and Katherine Chamblin was the third fastest Golden Eagle with a run of 22:29.
Nern's 20:58 marked the Mountaineers' fastest time. She finished sixth overall. Chynna Phan finished a spot behind Nern, running a 21:28, and Katie Buss was the third fastest Mount Baker runner with her 21:28 run.
Both Ferndale and Mount Baker race next at the Hole in the Wall Invite at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakewood High School in Arlington.
At Burlington Airport
Team scores: 1. Burlington-Edison 17; 2. Mount Baker 45; 3. Ferndale 64.
Top individual finishers: 1. RaynJoy Norton (Burlington-Edison) 17:59.5; 2. Katie Studebaker (Burlington-Edison) 20:01; 3. Olivia Capron (Burlington-Edison) 20:08.
Ferndale: Jillian Anderson 20:35; Jana Peterson 21:44; Katherine Chamblin 22:29; Gabby Llanos 23:02; Mikaela Hernandez 23:13; Kathryn Vajda 23:37; Laura Tkacsik 23:46.
Mount Baker: Kelsie Nern 20:58; Chynna Phan 21:28; Katie Buss 21:28; Karissa Stapp 21:39; Haley Rollins 22:01; Katherine Dunford 22:09; Rayedeen Engels 22:09.