Ball, Young pace Lynden Christian girls' cross country


Sarah Ball and McKenzie Young finished second and third, respectively, to lead Lynden Christian girls' cross country to a win over Sedro-Woolley, Squalicum and Blaine on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Northern State. Race winner Stephanie Schlimmer, from Sedro-Woolley, won the 5K race in a time of 20 minutes, 31 seconds.

Bell took second with a time of 20:59, and Young was right behind her at 21:01 as the Lyncs registered 30 team points for the win. Sedro-Woolley took second with 41 points, followed by Squalicum's 55.

Christina Lilleston led Squalicum with a time of 22:04, and Kieya Villars paced Blaine's runners with a time of 22:00.

Blaine and Squalicum race next at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakewood High School for the Hole in the Wall Invite. Lynden Christian's next race is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Lake Padden for the Lake Lap Invite.

At Northern State


Team scores: 1. Lynden Christian 30; 2. Sedro-Woolley 41; 3. Squalicum 55; 4. Blaine

Top individual finishers: 1. Stephanie Schlimmer (S-W) 20:31; 2. Sarah Bell (LC) 20:59; 3. McKenzie Young (LC) 21:01.

Lynden Christian: Sarah Ball 20:59; McKenzie Young 21:01; Kara Veldman 22:17; Julia Morris 22:36; Ally Visser 23:06; Brooke Berendsen 23:30.

Squalicum: Christina Lilleston 22:04; Rachel Phipps 22:06; Hailey Linville 23:07; Justine Johnson 24:59; Tara Knight 25:09; Jessy Allen 25:54; Jordan Sims 26:37.

Blaine: Kieya Villars 22:00; Hannah Kean 23:24; Delaney Nelson 25:44.

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