Sehome’s boys’ cross country team rolled to a win with 19 points at a Northwest Conference meet against Ferndale and Sedro-Woolley on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Northern State.
Ferndale was second with 48 points, and Sedro-Woolley was third with 76 points.
Kirby Overman paced the race for the Mariners, finishing first with a time of 16 mintues, 47 seconds at the 5k course. Roberto Aguilera of Ferndale was second with a 16:53.
“We tried a couple things. We worked on a fast start and pushing portions of the course,” Sehome coach Kevin Ryan said in a phone interview. “Kirby was able to pull away at the end. He was practicing his tempo and a fast start.”
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Sam Gilman was Sehome’s second runner at 17:09, and Ben Stalheim came in in 17:23. Arthur Rankin was second for the Golden Eagles at 18:16, followed by Cole Bergquist at 18:48.
Sehome’s next race is the Twilight Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Cedarcrest Golf Course. Ferndale will run in the Sunfair Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Franklin Park, in Yakima.
At Northern State
Team scores: 1. Sehome 19, 2. Ferndale 48, 3. Sedro-Woolley 76
Sehome: Kirby Overman 16:47; Sam Gilman 17:09; Ben Stalheim 17:23; Colton Johnsen 17:24; Riley Allsop 17:24; Tyler Caseria 17:46; Patrick Lisosky 17:54
Ferndale: Roberto Aguilera 16:53; Arthur Rankin 18:16; Cole Bergquist 18:48; Wesley Cruse 19:04; Kayle Widmer 19:06; Matthew Steiber 19:07; Zach Sulak 19:21