High School Sports

Ferndale Golden Eagles girls’ cross country preview

Coach: Nick Carlson

Last year: Finished ninth at the Northwest Conference Championships. Placed eighth at the Class 3A District 1/2 meet.

Returning state participants: None

Others to watch: Jillian Anderson (jr); Jana Peterson (jr.); Laura Tkacsik (jr.); Angie Rooth (jr.); Kristina Matuska (sr.); Katherine Chamblin (so.)

Outlook: Nick Carlson has run into a problem he has no complaints about. “We have some great runners, big numbers.” Carlson said in a phone interview. “In fact, we didn’t have enough uniforms. I had to order more.” The Golden Eagles got a great turn out this fall, numbering right around 45 between the boys’ and girls’ teams. Ferndale returns its top runner from a year ago in Jillian Anderson, but the depth of this year’s team is the true story. Between Peterson, Tkacsik, newcomer Rooth, Matuska, Chamblin and other upperclassmen and up-and-comers, Carlson beleives his team is strong runners 1 through 7. “I think this is the deepest team we have ever had so far,” Carlson said.