Bellingham, WA - The Sehome and Meridian boys and Bellingham girls were placed number one in the first Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association Preseason Poll for the 2018 season.
All three schools are the favorites to win their classifications state championship this season after returning so many runners from last years groups.
The Bellingham boys were placed 9th in the 2A polls and the Sehome girls were placed 3rd in the 2A polls. Other Whatcom County schools to receive votes, but didn't make the top 10, were the Lynden Christian boys and Meridian girls in the 1A poll.
The other number one teams in the state of Washington in each classification are Central Valley boys (4A), Lewis & Clark girls (4A), Kamiakin (3A), North Central girls (3A), La Center girls (1A), Northwest Christian-Lacey boys (1B/2B), and Liberty Bell girls (1B/2B).
Every Sunday night, for the rest of the season, the cross country polls will be released by the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association.
1. Central Valley
2. Lewis & Clark
5. Henry Jackson
6. South Kitsap
7. Glacier Peak
9. West Valley-Yakima
Others: Curtis, Gonzaga Prep, Eastmont, Eisenhower
1. Lewis & Clark
2. South Kitsap
6. Bellarmine Prep
7. Lake Stevens
8. Emerald Ridge
Others: Eisenhower, Gonzaga Prep, Curtis, Hanford
3. North Central
5. Lakeside- Seattle
10. Bishop Blanchet
Others: Snohomish, Ballard, Central Kitsap, Seattle Prep
1. North Central
4. Eastside Catholic
9. Central Kitsap
Others: Stadium, Lincoln, Holy Names Academy
Others: East Valley- Spokane, Tumwater
2. West Valley-Spokane
2. Charles Wright Academy
Others: Medical Lake, Lynden Christian, Omak