Sehome girls' cross country runners Emily Pittis and Ellie Rowan-Arnett ran to top-10 finishes to help the Mariners earn a second-place finish during the talent-packed Hole in the Wall Cross Country Invitational Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakewood High School in Arlington.
Pittis finished third in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18 minutes, 21 seconds. Rowan-Arnett took fifth with a time of 18:40.7.
Sehome's Zanna Sullivan finished in 18th place with a time of 19:08.8, while Rebekah Oviatt and Aili Emory each cracked the top 50. Oviatt ran a 19:42.1 race, and Emory finished in 19:41.4.
"Everyone on that second team had a great day," Sehome coach Nic Castona said during a phone interview. "It was the best team race we had all year. Emily Pittis was third, but all the way through the pack they ran really good, and they ran well as a team. It was really impressive."
Mount Baker was the next highest team finisher, placing 20th.
Kelsie Nern led the Mountaineers, running a 19:40.7, which was strong enough for 42nd place. Chynna Phan finished 98th in a time of 20:39.2, and teammate Katie Buss ran a 20:59.8
Nooksack Valley finished 28th overall, thanks in large part to Amy Murphy's 67th-place finish. She ran a 20:15.0.