Sehome boys' cross country captured 20 of the top 21 spots for a perfect score of 15 to defeat Anacortes and Nooksack Valley on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Lake Padden Park.
Sehome's Nathan LeTavec edged out teammate Noah Ringler for the race win as both runners finished the 2.6 mile course in 14 minutes, 33 seconds.
"They ran well," Mariners coach Nic Castona said in a phone interview. "They were supposed to run it under control, and they did exactly that. Nathan got the first win of his Sehome career, and overall it was a really good day."
Lummi's Enrique Medina was the only runner to crack the top 20 who doesn't attend Sehome, coming in ninth with a time of 15:09. Conner Jones' time of 15:43 led Nooksack Valley, as the Pioneers finished with 78 points.
Anacortes was led by Trevor Derie, who ran a 15:44, and the Seahawks finished with 55 points. Sehome's Riley Allsop took third overall in a time of 14:34, just beating out teammate Kirby Overman, who also finished in 14:34.
Anacortes, Sehome and Nooksack Valley will all attend the Hole in the Wall Invite at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakewood High School.
At Lake Padden Park
Team scores: 1. Sehome 15; 2. Anacortes 55; 3. Nooksack Valley 78
Top individual finishers: 1. Nathan LeTavec (Sehome) 14:33; 2. Noah Ringler (Sehome) 14:33; 3. Riley Allsop 14:34
Sehome: LeTavec 14:33; Ringler 14:33 ; Allsop 14:34; Kirby Overman 14:34; Ben Stalheim 14.46; Bobby Stewart 14.54; Colton Johnsen 15:05.
Anacortes: Trevor Derie 15:44; Dylan Holland 15:44; Zak Roxborough 15:45; James Parker 15:45; Jared Hansen 15:46; Ryan Foggin 15:58; Sam Riccardi 16:06.
Nooksack Valley: Conner Jones 15:43; Zach Harvey 16:18; Calvin Ledet 16:26; Taylor Gardner 16:59; Jordan Hem 17:03; Shawn Goto-Gierke 17:06; Cole Tiemersma 17:06.
Lummi: Enrique Medina 15:09; Jason James 19:01; Free Borsey 20:11.