The Whatcom Tesseract now has two runners with the top 3,000 meter time in their division in the nation. Kristen Garcia ran a 10 minute, 26.43 second 3,000 meter race at the University of Washington Open Track and Field meet on Sunday, Feb. 16, to move up to No. 1 in the grades 7 and 8 division.
Garcia joined Ruby Watson in holding the top time in the nation in their divisions. Watson ran in the mile race and established the third fastest time in the Freshmen Girls division with a time of 5:08.97. Watson's time is also the seventh-fastest in Washington for high school girls.
Zanna Sullivan ran the 3,000 meter race in 10:36.43, good for seventh-fastest in the state for high school girls. Her time was just short of qualifying her for the National Indoor High School Championships, held on March 16 in New York City. Garcia and Watson have qualified for the national championships, along with Quincy Gale, who qualified in the mile in the Junior High division.
Emmie Sulivan (10:53.85), Petra Armstrong (10:58.20), Gale (11:11.29), Lainey Lesh (11:20.86) and Collin Magnusson (9:14.58) also ran in the 3,000 meters for the Tesseract. Dillon Rinauro (4:44.26), Alain Salomon (4:44.86) and Kenzie Roque (5:29.25) ran the mile for the team.
U-17 TEAM WINS LAS VEGAS TOURNAMENT
The Whatcom Rangers U-17 girls' soccer team won the Las Vegas Mayor's Cup on Monday, Feb. 17, in Las Vegas.
The Rangers were undefeated in their six games, including wins over two teams ranked in the top 20 in the nation.
The team is made up of players from Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and the surrounding area. For more information about the Rangers, visit wfcrangers.com.
VARSITY BOWLING TEAM COMPETES AT STATE
The combined Ferndale-Blaine High School bowling team took seventh in Division II of the 49th Washington State Bowling Proprietors' Association State High School Varsity Bowling Championships on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.
Oak Harbor's No. 1 and No. 2 teams won Divisions I and II, respectively. Shorecrest won Division III. Twenty-five teams competed in the three divisions and 41 bowlers participated in the singles' event.
BELLINGHAM SHOOTING TEAM SETS NATIONAL RECORD
Team Grizzly's four-person team of Kenny Adams, Shiraz Balolia, Alex Lipworth and John Myers scored 1786 points with 104 Xs to beat the 800/900/1000 Palma course National Record on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Berger Southwest Nationals.
The team, from Bellingham, beat the previous record by five points and 10 Xs, which was set by Team Berger in 2008. Team Grizzly competed in the F-Open Division and is coached by Trudie Fay.
LOCAL LACROSSE ORGANIZATION RECEIVES GRANT
Bellingham Youth Lacrosse was one of 12 programs in Washington to receive part of a $7,000 grant to help families seeking assistance in providing protective equipment for their children, the Washington state chapter of US Lacrosse announced Friday, Feb. 14.
The grant gives about $600 to each of the 12 programs for aid in purchasing sticks, gloves, pads, helmets for boys and eye protection for girls.
For more information about Bellingham Youth Lacrosse, visit bellinghamyouthlacrosse.org.
WESTERN JUDO TOURNAMENT
The Western Washington University Judo Club and WWU Campus Recreation announce the Western Judo Tournament, held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Wade King Recreation Center's Mac Gym.
The tournament includes competition ranging from beginners to black belts. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.