High School Sports

Brown helps Red Raiders to victory

Bellingham’s boys’ cross country team barely beat out Nooksack Valley and Mount Baker on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Lake Padden Park. The Red Raiders finished with 37 points, the Pioneers finished with 40 and Mount Baker ended with 48.

Bellingham’s Cade Brown, who is only a freshman, won the boys’ race by running a 14:07.1, only 14 second faster than Baker’s Jesse Phan. Finishing third was Lummi’s Enrique Medina, followed by Nooksack’s Conner Jones, Jordan Hern and Zach Harvey.

Nooksack had three runners in the top six, while Lummi, Baker and Bellingham had the other three.

Rounding out Bellingham’s top five was Jackson Zerba, Nicholas Leishman, Ty Veldhuisen and Ming Yin.

To go with Jones, Hern and Harvey, Nooksack had Valentin Villalobos and Elijah Rohde score in the top five.

Baker’s top five included Mitchell Pelzer, Keenan Gray, Caleb Forbes and Casey McHugh.

At Lake Padden

2.6 miles

Team scores: 1. Bellingham 37, 2. Nooksack 40, 3. Mount Baker 48

Mount Baker: 1. Jesse Phan 14:25.8; 2. Mitchell Pelzer 16:05.1; 3. Keenan Gray 16:18.1; 4. Caleb Forbes 17:00.9; 5. Casey McHugh 17:16.6; 6. Raiven McCormick 17:55.1; 7. Christopher Spring 19:02.1

Nooksack Valley: 1. Conner Jones 15:18.3; 2. Jordan Hem 15:34.5; 3. Zach Harvey 15:39.9; 4. Valentin Villalobos 16:43.3; 5. Elijah Rohde 17:54.6; 6. Tyler Weed 18:03.4; 7. Emmet DeKoekkoek 19:58.7.

Lummi: 1. Enrique Medina 14:59.1; 2. Donovan Jones 25:13.

Bellingham: 1. Cade Brown 14:07.1; 2. Jackson Zerba 15:50.2; 3. Nicholas Leishman 16:08.1; 4. Ty Veldhuisen 16:31.1; 5. Ming Yin 16:47.3; 6. Addi Wolfson 17:00.7; 7. Zion Crocker 17:02.3.

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