The three Whatcom County cross country teams weren’t quick enough to get past Anacortes on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Anacortes High School. Lynden Christian finished second with 56 points — 22 points behind Anacortes — Bellingham scored third with a 66 and Blaine finished with a 71.
Blaine’s Parker Morris was the top Whatcom finisher, taking third with a time of 17:16 on the 5k course, just more than a minute behind race-winner Dylan Holland. Blaine also scored runs from Charlie Baldwin, Greg Arps, Tristan Soto and Spenser Dodge.
Josh Lingbloom (17:44) and Jon Wiley (17:49) paced the Lyncs. Jack VanderGriend, Eric Steiger and David Martin also scored.
Bellingham had strong runs from Cade Brown (17:43), Ty Veldhuisen (18:25) and Jackson Zerba (18:37). Jonah Short-Miller and Addi Wolfson also finished with scoring runs.