Lynden - When you hear Lynden versus Ferndale, first things come to your mind is a rivalry football game. Well, yesterday at Lynden High School there was no football game, but a dual track meet instead as classic Northwest Conference foes met on Lynden's green track.
The boy's 1600 top 4 spots were all Lions yesterday as senior Roscoe Perry led the way for Lynden running a personal best time of 4:47.14. Not to far behind Perry in 2nd was teammates Isaiah Ellis finishing in 4:48.24. Other top finishers from Lynden were Carson VanCleve (3rd) and TJ VanderYacht (4th).
The Golden Eagles were led by junior Aaron Vadnais as he ran a season best 5:33.64.
The girl's 1600 was also won by a Lynden Lion. Freshman Frances Perry ran a personal best time 6:33.41, inching out Ferndale freshman Brianna Hanson by 50 tenths of a second.
We wouldn't see a rematch from last Fridays 800 race between Ferndale's Landon Sturdevant and Lynden's Nick Kildall, but the Lions would take this one as VanderYacht ran 2:18.29 to take the win by seven seconds. Ferndale freshman Josiah Bushnell led Ferndale with a personal best time of 2:29.46.
Only two girls would be featured in the girls 800, but it would be all Ferndale as freshman Jaclyn Denham and senior Alexandra McBeath took the top 2 spots, and only 2 spots, in this race. Denham ran 2:29.8, followed by her teammate McBeath running 2:30.53
With no surprise, freshman phenom Landon Sturdevant won yet another race, this time in the 3200. Sturdevant ran this event for the very first time in high school career in a time of 10:25.33. Sturdevant has now won 4 individual races in his freshman campaign.
Lynden's top finisher was senior Perry as he ran 10:33.9.
Ferndale's Elisa Herter would be the only competitor in the girls 3200 yesterday and went on to win in 13:13.82, a personal best time for her.
Both Lynden and Ferndale will return to the track on April 7th for the annual Birger Solberg Invite hosted by Sehome at Civic Stadium.
800 - 1st TJ VanderYacht (2:18.29, Lynden), 2nd Ben Ricci (2:25.65, Lynden), 3rd Josiah Bushnell (2:29.46, Ferndale)
1600 - 1st Roscoe Perry (4:47.14, Lynden), 2nd Isaiah Ellis (4:48.24), 3rd Carson VanCleve (5:14.29, Lynden)
3200 - 1st Landon Sturdevant (10:25.33, Ferndale), 2nd Roscoe Perry (10:33.9, Lynden), 3rd Isaiah Ellis (11:17.08, Lynden)
800 - 1st Jaclyn Denham (2:29.8, Ferndale), 2nd Alexandra McBeath (2:30.53, Ferndale)
1600 - 1st Frances Perry (6:33.41, Lynden) 2nd Brianna Hanson (6:33.91, Ferndale), 3rd Maggie Mussard (6:50.44, Ferndale)
3200 - 1st Elisa Herter (13:13.82, Ferndale)