Updated: Sep 28
Bellarmine, Capital, and Chiawana Invites Highlight First Weekend Back
The Arlington boys and Anacortes girls were tested in their first invite of the 2021 cross country season at the Gear Up Northwest Preview in Bellingham this past Saturday.
Using a non-traditional scoring system known as the McDowell Scoring System for team awards, the Eagles defeated Seattle Prep 21-23 to win the boy's title. The Seahawks beat host and Northwest Conference opponent Sehome 33-34 to win the girl's title.
Arlington went first, second, and third in the senior boy's race, with Aiden Emerson leading the way running an invite best time of 10:01.67 for the two-mile race. Brandon Moore followed in second running 10:09.82, and Kiyoshi Hall was third running 10:20.01.
Seattle Prep's Carter Joy ran the fastest mark for the Panthers as he won the junior race in 10:11.43.
Anacortes' Jessica Frydenlund recorded the fastest girl's time of the day, running 11:37.10 en route to her win in the junior race. Carolyn Chambers also won a race for the Seahawks in the sophomore race, clocking a time of 12:50.30. Teammate Casey Lemirk was second in that race, running 12:52.69.
Kamiak's Emma Arceo pulled away at the end from Glacier Peak's Adisen Stratton in the girl's senior race to win in a time of 12:08.47, besting her WESCO opponent by four seconds.
Other race winners include Squalicum's Owen Vogt (10:37.01) in the sophomore boys race, Liberty Bell's Dexter Delaney (10:38.44) in the freshman boys race, and Seattle Prep's Tegan Rain (12:34) in the freshman girls race.
Blanchet Sweep at Bellarmine Invite
Bishop Blanchet's Will Schneider ran the fastest time of the meet in 9:54.8 to win the two-mile varsity boys race, all while leading the Braves to a 66 point win over Puyallup at the 22nd Bellarmine Invite.
All five of the Braves scorers finished within the top 15 as individuals and had a five-runner spread of 32 seconds. Tyler Graff (7th, 10:12.40), Drew Oliver (8th, 10:16.20), and Vincent Recupero (9th, 10:21.10) finished in the top 10 alongside Schneider.
Stadium's Luke and Jacob Alfonso crossed the line together in second and third as they ran 10:02.10.
Gonzaga Prep was third as a team led by Caleb Richardson's fourth-place run of 10:03.70.
The Blanchet girls also came away with a team win in their varsity race, defeating host Bellarmine by a single point, 62-63.
Lily LaPorte led all Brave runners with a fourth-place finish running 12:05.2, while the rest of the team's top five scorers all placed within the top 20. Brynn Chester (11th, 12:35.50), Zoe Louis (12th, 12:35.80), Amanda Graff (17th, 12:54.30), and Luma Voss (18th, 12:54.50) contributed to the scoring.