High School Sports

Mariners win battle of city schools

The city school cross county meet on Wednesday, Sept. 26, ended with two Sehome wins at Lake Padden Park. Sehome, Bellingham and Squalicum all competed for top honors among city schools and even Lummi got to add some runners to the mix.

“It went well,” Squalicum coach Katrina Henry said in a phone interview. “It was a really good atmosphere with all the schools coming together. It was awesome that Lummi was able to come and promote their team and get opportunties to run.”

Sehome’s boys’ team dominated the top of the runners, snagging four of the top five spots and eight of the top 10.

Kirby Overman led the charge with a 13-minute, 19-second run over 2.6 miles. Bellingham’s Cade Brown snuck in at No. 2, only 10 seconds behind the Mariner runner.

It was Sam Gillman (13:29), Colton Johnsen (13:47), Ben Stalheim (13:59) and Alex Schneider (14:00) rounding out the top six and completing Sehome’s scoring runners.

Bellingham’s boys finished with 48 team points compared to Sehome’s 19. Aside from Brown, the Red Raiders got scoring runs from Nicholas Leishman (14:51), Andrew Twedt (14:55), Jackson Zerba (15:10) and Ty Veldhuisen (15:23).

“Both Bellingham and Sehome have had really strong programs over the years,” Henry said. “They consistently perform.”

Squalicum’s boys finished with 72 team points and were led by Chais Sugden’s 14:15. Scoring runners for the Storm also included Ian and Dylan Tomberlin, who both came in at 15:25, along with Ethan Behee (15:40) and Espen Stalder (16:32). Lummi’s Enrique Medina finish 11th individually.

Sehome wasn’t nearly as dominant in the girls but still finished with four of the top five individual runners. Bellingham took second with 34 points to Sehome’s 21 and Squalicum took the rear with 79 points.

Sehome’s Emily Pittis (15:39) and Abby Johnson (16:08) finished 1-2 for the Mariners, whose top five also included Maya Smith (16:13), Jessa Clark (16:29) and Aili Emory (16:50).

Leah Veldhuisen (16:12) led Bellingham with a third-place finish. She was followed by Quincy Gale (16:33), Julia Latimer (16:38), Madeline Prentiss (16:42) and Abby Walker (17:09).

Squalicum’s Grace Oswin (17:31) led the Storm and Sophia Regimbal (18:22), Sydney Arndorfer (19:20), Hailey Linville (19:37) and Jordan Sims (19:55) were all strong contributors.

“Chais and Grace did really well,” Henry said. “Everybody on the team so far has been really stepping up. We just have a lot of PRs and everyone seems to be having fun.”

Boys

At Lake Padden Park

2.6 miles

Team scores: Sehome 19, Bellingham 48, Squalicum 72.

Top finishers: 1. Kirby Overman (Sehome) 13:19; 2. Cade Brown (Bellingham) 13:29; 3. Sam Gillman (Sehome) 13:42; 4. Colton Johnsen (Sehome) 13:47; 5. Ben Stalheim (Sehome) 13:59.

Sehome: 1. Kirby Overman 13:19; 2. Sam Gillman 13:29; 3. Colton Johnsen 13:47; 4. Ben Stalheim 13:59; 5. Alex Schneider 14:00; 6. Riley Allsop 14:02; 7. Chais Sugden 14:15.

Bellingham: 1. Cade Brown 13:29; 2. Nicholas Leishman 14:51; 3. Andrew Twedt 14:55; 4. Jackson Zerba 15:10; 5. Ty Veldhuisen 15:23; 6. Dylan Kitterman 15:50; 7. Ming Yin 15:56.

Squalicum: 1. Chais Sugden 14:15; 2. Ian Tomberlin 15:25; 3. Dylan Tomberlin 15:25; 4. Ethan Behee 15:40; 5. Espen Stalder 16:32; 6. Curt Peila 16:35; 7. Denny McAuliffe 16:36.

Lummi: 1. Enrique Medina 14:24; 2. Donovan Jones 26:02.

Girls

At Lake Padden park

2.6 miles

Team scores: Sehome 21, Bellingham 34, Squalicum 79.

Top finishers: 1. Emily Pittis (Sehome) 15:39; 2. Abby Johnson (Sehome) 16:08; 3. Leah Veldhuisen (Bellingham) 16:12; 4. Maya Smith (Sehome) 16:13; 5. Jessa Clark (Sehome) 16:29.

Sehome: 1. Emily Pittis 15:39; 2. Abby Johnson 16:08; 3. Maya Smith 16:13; 4. Jessa Clark 16:29; 5. Aili Emory 16:50; 6. Dana Ringler 17:31; 7. Leila Markosian 18:07.

Bellingham: 1. Leah Veldhuisen 16:12; 2. Quincy Gale 16:33; 3. Julia Latimer 16:38; 4. Madeline Prentiss 16:42; 5. Abby Walker 17:09; 6. Lizzie Hanks 17:32; 7. Zoe Thompson 17:54.

Squalicum: 1. Grace Oswin 17:31; 2. Sophia Regimbal 18:22; 3. Sydney Arndorfer 19:20; 4. Hailey Linville 19:37; 5. Jordan Sims 19:55; 6. Lina Kuether 21:14; 7. Emily Oman 22:59.

Lummi: 1. Trisha Smith 22:07.

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