Bellingham - After a successful invite last Friday at Lynden High School, the Squalicum Storm distance team came back today at Civic Stadium with more victories on both sides against Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley as the Storm boy's won 2 races and the girl's won 1 race.
Squalicum Sophomore Joe Brodeur would come from behind to win the 1600 beating out Nooksack's Logan Clabaugh in 4:53. Clabaugh would have the lead the first 2 laps of the race, but Brodeur would take control of the race mid way through the 3rd lap and would never look back. Clabaugh ended up running 4:56 with a 2nd place finish. Mount Baker's top finisher was freshman Nico Johnson as he ran 5:08.
The other winner from the Storm on the boy's side was senior Jonah Salomon as he won the 3200 in convincing fashion running a personal best time of 10:30. After running a solid 1600 race last Friday in Lynden, Salomon came through his 1st mile in 5:08 and then his 2nd mile in 5:22. Nooksack's Claubaugh came in 2nd with a personal best time of 11:25.
Nooksack's lone winner on the boy's side came in the 800 as freshman Josh Steele won in 2:12, his 2nd 800 win of the year. Steele ran a quick first lap in 63 seconds but fell off a little bit on his 2nd lap running in 69 seconds.
The Pioneers also had a 2nd place runner in the 800 with senior Nate Snow completing a personal best 2:17. Baker's top runner was senior Peter Adams running 2:19.
Moving to the girl's meet, Nooksack senior Alyce Harlan would go on to win 2 races for the second time this year winning the 1600 and 3200. Harlan ran a season best 5:30 in the 1600 and 13:06 in the 3200. Harlan has now won a total of 5 races this spring between the 1600 and 3200.
Grace Oswin of Squalicum would take away a third victory from Harlan today as she would run a season best time of 2:32. The senior would also have a 2nd place finish in the 1600 running 5:53. Oswin, a University of Portland commit next fall, was absent last meet as she did not compete in Lynden at the Bedlington Invite.
Brooke DeBeeld of Nooksack led the lady Pioneers in the 800 with a 2nd place finish and a personal best time of 2:35.
Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley will race again on April 7th at Civic Stadium in the annual Birger Solberg Invite hosted by Sehome. Squalicum returns to action April 12th at Stanwood High School.
800- 1st Josh Steele (2:12.25, Nooksack Valley), 2nd Nate Snow (2:17.89, Nooksack Valley), 3rd Peter Adams (2:19.31, Mount Baker)
1600- 1st Joe Brodeur (4:53.5, Squalicum), 2nd Logan Clabaugh (4:56, Nooksack Valley), 3rd Nico Johnson (5:08.4, Mount Baker)
3200- 1st Jonah Salomon (10:30.3, Squalicum), 2nd Logan Clabaugh (11:25.8, Nooksack Valley), 3rd Jacob Gervais (11:34.5, Squalicum)