Sehome, Meridian Boys, Bellingham Girls Number One in Preseason Poll

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.

4A Boys

1. Central Valley

2. Lewis & Clark

3. Camas

4. Tahoma

5. Henry Jackson

6. South Kitsap

7. Glacier Peak

8. Issaquah

9. West Valley-Yakima

10. University

Others: Curtis, Gonzaga Prep, Eastmont, Eisenhower

4A Girls

1. Lewis & Clark

2. South Kitsap

3. Camas

4. Issaquah

5. Tahoma

6. Bellarmine Prep

7. Lake Stevens

8. Emerald Ridge

9. Skyline

10. Skyview

Others: Eisenhower, Gonzaga Prep, Curtis, Hanford

3A Boys

1. Kamiakin

2. Edmonds-Woodway

3. North Central

4. Bainbridge

5. Lakeside- Seattle

6. Arlington

7. Stadium

8. Interlake

9. Lakes

10. Bishop Blanchet

Others: Snohomish, Ballard, Central Kitsap, Seattle Prep

3A Girls

1. North Central

2. Edmonds-Woodway

3. Ballard

4. Eastside Catholic

5. Kamiakin

6. Garfield

7. Snohomish

8. Shorecrest

9. Central Kitsap

10. Ingraham

Others: Stadium, Lincoln, Holy Names Academy

2A Boys

1. Sehome

2. Liberty-Issaquah

3. Pullman

4. Steilacoom

5. Washougal

6. Cedarcrest

7. Ellensburg

8. Selah

9. Bellingham

10. Ridgefield

Others: East Valley- Spokane, Tumwater

2A Girls

1. Bellingham

2. West Valley-Spokane

3. Sehome

4. Selah

5. Ellensburg

6. Washougal

7. Cheney

8. Tumwater

9. Hockinson

10. Liberty-Issaquah

1A Boys

1. Meridian

2. Charles Wright Academy

3. Riverside

4. Zillah

5. Northwest

6. Cashmere

7. Connell

8. Klahowya

9. Overlake

10. Goldendale

Others: Medical Lake, Lynden Christian, Omak