High School Sports

Squalicum Storm girls’ cross country preview

Coach: Katrina Henry

Last year: Finished 11th at the Northwest Conference Championships. Placed ninth at the Class 2A District 1/2 meet.

Returning state participants: None

Others to watch: Tara Knight (sr.); Hailey Linville (jr.); Sydney Arndorfer (sr.); Abby Koenig (fr.); Grace Oswin (fr.)

Outlook: Henry received plenty of reason for optimism when she saw this year’s cross country group. “Right now we are focusing on building,” Henry said in a phone interview. “We have 12 girls out right now, which is the highest we’ve had in the past few seasons.” Henry’s happy with the numbers, and Squalicum returns quality upperclassmen Knight, Arndorfer and junior Linville. The trio should help the Storm improve on last season’s 11th-place finish at the Northwest Conference Championships. Incoming freshmen Koenig and Oswin also could benefit the team. “We are really focusing on team unity and building up the numbers on the girls’ side,” Henry said. “We have new freshmen and some returners that are going to do pretty well and bring the team some success.”