Sehome’s boys’ and girls’ track teams snagged wins at the Runners Soul Eric Anderson Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Plantes Ferry complex in Spokane.
The boys were led by a seventh-place overall finish by Kirby Overman, who finished with a 17:10 on a slightly long 5-kilometer course. Emily Pittis led the Sehome girls with a 19:40 and finished second overall.
“We were really excited,” Sehome coach Kevin Ryan said in a phone interview. “There were a couple really good teams on both sides. I really liked the kids mindset. They didn’t worry about the conditions. They went out and ran smart.”
Depth was the key for the Mariners, as both teams were behind after the first few runners. It was even Sehome’s sixth and seventh runners able to move up that got the girls the win.
“Depth is huge,” Ryan said. “The boys’ side had the No. 4 and No. 5 runners close the door. ... The girls were getting killed halfway but they were able to move up and our depth did it for us.”
Sehome’s boys’ scoring runners included Colton Johnson, Ben Stalheim, Sam Gillman and Tyler Caseria. The girls’ scorers included Maya Smith, Aili Emory, Abby Johnson and Elle Rowan-Arnett.