High School Sports

Ferndale’s Aguilera places 19th, Lummi’s Medina 27th in respective races

Lummi boys’ cross country runner Enrique Medina, fresh off his Class 1B district title last week, placed 27th during the Class 1B/2B State Championships on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Medina finished the race in 17 minutes, 26.2 seconds, which shaved nearly 10 seconds of his previous personal best.

“He looked really strong the whole way,” Lummi cross country coach Amy Shimek said in a phone interview. “Overall, he did the best he could, and you can’t do better than your best. He had a great end to his senior season.”

It’s quite the accomplishment for Medina, who also plays football during the fall. Shimek said Medina would finish football practice and then begin his cross country training right after at 5:15 p.m. everyday.

Ferndale’s Roberto Aguilera placed 19th in the Class 3A State Championships with a time of 15:58.15 seconds, as he one of only two county runners who ran under 16 minutes at the state championships.

The Ferndale junior improved 40 places from last year’s race and ran 55 seconds faster Saturday.